Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Commoner, Fitzroy

I'll bet they don't serve food like this in prison. Unlike the "bran flakes and milk, hard-boiled eggs, a bun, jelly and fruit juice" that Paris Hilton is currently not eating, the fried egg sandwich at The Commoner, 122 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Tel +61 3 9415 6876, is hot. They call it "Honky". And this is one Honky worth speeding across town in your Bentley for.

the commoner

The Honky really is an excellent egg sandwich. Two thick slices of Babka white bread, filled with a fried egg, crispy pancetta, rocket, aioli and harissa. Loaded with flavour. But not quite perfect. The yolk, you see, was still very much in liquid form. One bite and your hands, plate and the table below are covered in bright yellow goo. You have been warned. Unfortunately, I wasn't.

Paris, as we all know, was warned. But she, like, didn't understand that, like, she might end up in, like, a small cage wearing orange overalls (which are so last season), eating bran flakes. Helloooo... bran flakes? Can't I, like, order in a Bacon & Egg McMuffin?

Even Tony "The Rug" Mokbel is moaning about prison food. Who do I have to shoot to get a decent espresso 'round here?

Luckily, I was able to score a very nice latte at The Commoner without any threat of physical violence. But if you like it strong, you should say so. The default brew was a bit weak for my taste.

16/20 "honky"


Eggs & Bacon $12.00 BB100 +20%

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay...Jamie finally makes it to The Commoner! You should try dinner too...

10/6/07 13:26  
Blogger ♠AQ♥ said...

welcome back to melbourne! your sad posts abroad was making me feel sad too. and thank you for turning me onto mart 130.

11/6/07 02:13  
Blogger jimmy said...

where would a melbournite go for a good review of coffee?
i love my coffee and would love to see how others rate the top cafe's of this fine city..

11/6/07 16:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only back in Melbourne but hitting venues in the northern suburbs... Excellent work.

Welcome back.

13/6/07 22:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmm...runny egg, surely preferable to, erm, non-runny egg? So we're talking degrees of runny-ness here? Slightly runny, moderately runny, minutely runny, acceptably runny, cooling lava runny and tsunami runny. Sounds like yours was a veritable tsunami....was all the furniture washed into the corner once the deluge had subsided? All covered in yellow goo that, once dried, is a bugger to get off? I'll shut up now... ;-)

15/6/07 11:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please substitute "egg" for "yoke" in the above comment, thanks ;-)

15/6/07 15:48  
Blogger Jamie Wodetzki said...

someone asked about coffee reviews, and all I can say is there is one here...

as for the runny yolks, it was at the tsunami end of the spectrum, and i think it needs to be in the middle for sandwiches, ie, gooey and only very slightly runny, such that it can ooze a bit in the sandwich but not so much that it escapes out the edges.

17/6/07 12:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the egg should be runny, you philistine...! if you can't handle a runny egg in your sandwich mate then you're doing the wrong blog, frankly

28/6/07 05:17  
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