Café Burgundy just misses

Overall, it was a good breakfast at Café Burgundy, with just one real issue – the toast. White bread that looked like it came from a Coles $1 loaf. It really brings down the tone of the brekkie when you don’t have good toast.

Cha and I had trekked out to Heidelberg for breakfast after going to the gym, using a breakfast voucher in the outer reaches of our general exploring range.

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They look to have a good range of macarons and cakes in the display cabinets.

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You can have any juice on the menu, as long as it’s OJ or a variant thereof, it seems. We both ended up having the OJ – which was really good – but only because the juices we ordered off the menu weren’t available by themselves “because we don’t have enough of them”. Not sure if that was because we had a voucher or just because of bad planning. Why have them on the menu if they aren’t available?

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Their big breakfast is really big, and they serve it on warm plates, which is smart, and not overly common. The eggs were good, although Cha and I both had one really good one and one on the verge of being overdone. Excellent bacon and mushrooms, good hash brown and tomato.

But see what I mean about the toast?

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It’s also really really loud. Everything – the other patrons talking, the phone ringing, the old tool at the next table watching a YouTube clip on his iPad – is really really loud. A few bits and pieces up to absorb some sound would help a lot.

They also have a cool mural up the side of the building – there’s a photo of one part of it up top. Don’t miss the mural.

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TLDR: If I sound frustrated there, it’s because I am. It’s really close to being good, but the few niggles would be easy to fix.

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