Just a street away from busy Oxford Street is A Brewer’s Tale Cafe, a fusion eatery with signature dishes that showcase the very on trend Japanese matcha (green tea) in many forms, as well as classic brunch fare. The decor has a dash of whimsy to it with 3D suitcases on the wall, birdcage lighting and floral cushions, which brighten up the space and create a nice ambience for brunching.
We start off with their on point Matcha Latte and delicious Acai Berry Forest Smoothie, which featured a power mix of acai guarana, coconut water, mixed berries, bananas, chia seeds and also some dates that give the smoothie a great texture. My friend went for their Single Origin Cold Drip and enjoyed it in the summer heat.
Acai Berry Forest Smoothie, $10
Matcha Latte, $5 and Single Origin Cold Drip, $6
Moving onto the brunch dishes – it was hard to narrow down what we wanted from their extensive menu but we settled on their generously sized Breakfast Plank, as well as the Matcha Hotcakes for dessert. The Breakfast Plank featured all the usual suspects – 2 poached eggs, an Angus beef sausage, plenty of bacon, spinach, sliced tomato and even 2 crunchy hash browns which went nicely with their tasty tomato relish. There was more than enough food to feed two of us, before we tucked into the impressive Matcha Hotcakes, hidden under a pretty mound of Persian pashmak fairy floss which we had fun navigating through.
Breakfast Plank, $22
My friend opted for the Eggs Benedict (with a side of chewy halloumi) and enjoyed the spot on hollandaise sauce which coated the two poached eggs.
Eggs Benedict, $16 (Halloumi +$4)
The Matcha Hotcakes are one of the cafe’s signature dishes and its easy to see why – with three fluffy hotcakes scented with the distinctive aroma of matcha which are paired with sweet red beans, and more matcha in the form of two duck shaped chocolates. The adorable chocolates reminded us of the unmistakeable taste of green tea Kit Kats from Japan – one of our favourites! The dish also had some fresh fruit on the side to help cut through all the sweet treats on the plate.
Matcha Hotcakes, $21
We don’t head over to this part of Darlinghurt often, but were pleasantly surprised by this solid cafe which executes its more adventurous fusion dishes as well as its more traditional brunch offerings. A great spot to catch up with friends with plenty of indoor/outdoor seating options, and friendly service.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of A Brewer’s Tale Cafe