Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fandango, North Melbourne

Things are changing in North Melbourne. Women can walk up King Street without being groped by Wayne Carey. Children can walk down Arden Street without being offered smack. The Kangaroos are about to relocate to the Gold Coast. And you can now enjoy a very fine breakfast on Errol Street, thanks to the arrival of Fandango, 97 Errol Street, North Melbourne, Tel +61 3 9329 0693. But don't go there on a Monday. It's closed. Open Tues-Sun 7.30am-3pm.

fandango eggs

This was, without doubt, one of the most delicious serves of scrambled eggs and bacon I have ever had. The pesto-scrambled eggs were rich and tasty (flecked with little baby chunks of pine nut); the sourdough toast was thick and buttery (with a distinct sour note); and the bacon perfectly crispy (by which I mean crisp, but not to the point of shattering). I also switched the grilled tomato for some fresh, ripe avocado, which was great.

Vegetarians will no doubt be tempted by the poached eggs with beetroot and fetta relish, which you can have with spinach and/or mushrooms. It looked excellent. Or, if you like it sweet, the triple stack of pancakes sounded pretty good, served with banana, strawberries, home-made honeyed cream cheese and maple syrup.

The venue is neither big, nor fancy, but it has a place-to-be buzz and the staff are friendly and efficient. I think there are some tables "out the back", but I didn't get that far. They serve a very good Coffee Supreme brew, too.

18/20 "best scrambled ever?"


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

great place. am quite sure that they are open on sundays too.

27/10/07 17:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i LOVE your blog!!
i enjoy brunch a lot as u do...
your review is one of the best guides to me...
THX then^^

28/10/07 14:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice people too - they brought out a bowl of fresh water for our dog without us having to ask. Shame it's so tiny though as it's really hard to get a seat.

29/10/07 12:23  
Blogger jfox said...

there are definitely tables out the back (although, at least at the time we went, only good if you don't mind the odd waft of cigarette smoke with your brekky?).
that aside, it is a great place.
the staff were chatty and friendly, and the cawfee none too shabby either...

19/11/07 20:22  
Blogger gusseting said...

open tuesday - sunday 7.30am to 3pm. thanks to the breakfast blog, word of mouth and perhaps the silly season, they're a tad short on staff (and hiring), so be sweet & patient.

20/11/07 15:25  
Blogger Girlwithshoes said...

I love fandangos! when we HAD to move out of north melbourne, Fandango's was on the list of top5 things we miss about north melbourne. I love the beetroot relish... I write songs and dream of it. and the staff are so lovely and accomodating *sigh* and awesome coffee

24/2/08 13:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the dish title on the photo. and how much it cost ?

12/12/08 03:25  
Blogger Jamie Wodetzki said...

the photo is pesto scrambled eggs and i forget how much it cost, sorry

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