Middle Eastern-inspired brunch in the middle of Fitzroy is a recipe for success and that’s exactly what Gabriel Fitzroy manages to encapsulate. It has options for classic brunch favourites like eggs benedict, whilst tossing in a few exciting, innovative options like pork pinwheels, panko crumbed eggplant and even a sharing mezze-like platter!
The good fat: A quintessential component of any Middle Eastern dish is the clever use of various spices and that pervaded through each aspect of our brunch. A personal favourite from Gabriel Fitzroy was the pork and fennel pinwheel, a seemingly simple concept with 2 flaky pastries with pork mince embedded within, a sweet and sour-styled tomato relish that gave hints of a gourmet sausage roll.
The highlight of the bacon sandwich were the very thick and meaty slices of bacon generously placed within the crispy, fresh pieces of sourdough. The smooth sweetness of the caramelised onion with fresh pieces of baby cos made the perfect sandwich for brekky!
The bad fat: Given the incredible competition that Melbourne cafes put up for sweet brunch waffles and hotcakes, the Belgian waffle from Gabriel Fitzroy is slightly underwhelming. Whilst the ricotta and lemon curd were well-balanced elements, there was nothing special about the dish itself.
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2wofatgirls would like to thank Gabriel Fitzroy for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.