White Bricks Cafe – The Overview…
Food: Chilli Loaded Eggs, Porridge, French Toast
While it may be tiny, White Bricks is light and bright inside with, you guessed it, walls of white bricks. There are nice touches of greenery too but they manage to avoid making the cafe too Melbourne cliche. The furnishings are pleasantly eclectic yet well themed and the range of wood tones complements the light space perfectly. The coffee is excellent (Dukes coffee) and went down far too easily on this early Saturday morning. The menu has a fairly healthy slant to it too, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options included. We went for the wild porridge, chilli loaded eggs and Tim tam french toast.
All the dishes looked absolutely stunning. It honestly amazes me that the quality of Melbourne brunch continues to increase even faster than house prices! We started with the chilli loaded eggs. These were seriously spicy. The feta cooled it down nicely and the folded eggs had a lovely flavour, but it’s definitely got that spice through every mouthful! We liked the broccoli added to it (I’m a huge broccoli fan), and we felt it gave the dish a little extra substance and texture, helping it to really stand out.
The porridge was delicious! It had a real subtle sweetness from the vanilla and the maple syrup and had the perfect amount and variety of fruit toppings. It was one of those dishes you’re sad when it’s empty and you want to just keep going. For me, it was an ideal breakfast dish and something I’d definitely want to go back and enjoy again.
The French toast – while sounding very overwhelming on the menu, is actually quite light. The brioche isn’t too chocolatey so the richness of flavour is really brought from the toppings – vanilla custard, tim tam ice cream and chocolate shards. I thought this really helped the dish, giving you the option to indulge as much or as little as you liked in the sweet, creamy additions. I sometimes find dishes like this can become sickly after half of it, so I was pleased with White Bricks efforts to make it a more realistic dish to actually eat and enjoy instead of just something for the ‘gram.
Address: 125 Mentone Parade, Mentone
|Mon||7am – 4pm|
|Tue||7am – 4pm|
|Wed||7am – 4pm|
|Thu||7am – 4pm|
|Fri||7am – 4pm|
|Sat||7am – 4pm|
|Sun||7am – 4pm|
Parking: There’s plenty of short stay car parking in Mentone, including numerous car parks behind the main street so you’ll easily find a spot.
Getting here on PT: It’s a couple of minutes walk from Mentone train station.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of White Bricks, Mentone. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.