Bluebird Espresso, Collingwood

We seem to have lucked out, Bluebird Espresso nestled snugly on Johnston Street about five minutes from our house, who would have thunk it!? Having ventured there twice, Priya and I have given the smallish menu a good go.  The restaurant itself is small, however a comfy outdoor space opens it up and provides some sun on those all too few, nice Melbourne days.  The kitchen is open, which gives you a chance to perve on how your meals are going.  Serving breakfast all day and sandwiches if you feel so inclined, Bluebird pretty much satisfies all my requirements in a brunch spot.  Coffee, juices, chai – all delicious and the small menu makes decisions a little easier.  The zucchini fritters are great and Priya enjoyed them with avo subbed in for eggs.  The two savoury dishes I’ve tried were both on point, reasonably priced and filling.  And the french toast.. let me begin with I don’t normally like sweet breakfast, but that toast was seriously good, creamy, sweet, crunchy, good.  I begrudgingly advise you to try Bluebird Espresso, as I would prefer that little table out the back to be free for me when I rock up, a little dusty on Sunday morning..

-alex

DSC_0702flat white and a mandarin juice DSC_0706zucchini, mint & fetta fritters – avo subbed for eggsDSC_0709dukkah eggs  w/ chorizoIMGP6699 Mexican eggs w/ chorizo

IMGP6703salted caramel & banana brioche french toast

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