Louis Fitzroy is a new kid on the block in the bustling streets of Fitzroy – tucked away in a leafy corner with a newly released menu for 2019 featuring plenty of Asian fusion brunch delights. Louis Fitzroy has already had its claim to fame for being listed as one of Broadsheet’s most aesthetic Melbourne cafe interiors! Luckily, it tops that off wth some equally impressive brunch food.
The good fat: I loved how strong and hearty the flavours of the pulled pork marinade was, which was offset by the relatively lighter potato croquette underneath, as other than the crispy coating of the croquette, the potato itself was relatively mild. The pulled pork benny was my favourite dish of the day. The sriracha bernaise was a clever idea to complement the Asian fusion ideas of the dish.
A new addition to their seasonal menu is the smoked salmon with semolina pancake underneath – definitely a unique composition that I hadn’t tried before! I really enjoyed the macadamia based vegan feta which we asked for on the side as the nuttiness of the macadamia really lends it well to the smoothness of feta – mimicking its quality deliciously!
The chocolate pancake was quite a bit smaller compared to other hotcakes in Melbourne cafes- so my stomach thanks Louis Fitzroy for that! A great palette cleanser came from the mint choc chip gelato on top, giving a fresh and icy contrast to the warm pancake underneath.
The bad fat: The semolina pancake underneath the smoked salmon was quite plain for me, especially seeing as the beetroot puree itself also didn’t hold much flavour, and neither did the smoked salmon. I also found the nutella pancake a little underwhelming compared to the amazing wealth and quality of other Melbourne hotcakes offered by brunch places nowadays. The banana butter inside was quite a bland and light option but didn’t add much contrast or exciting flavours to the pancake.
CHECK OUT LOUIS’ WEBSITE HERE: https://www.cafelouis.com.au/