Station Grind Cafe

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My Melbourne brunch goals

Station Grind Café is a spacious and modernly chic café – rightly named so, being such a short walk away from Fairfield Station. Being newly opened and already teeming with locals even on weekday mornings, it’s guaranteed to soon become that bustling, “go-to” Fairfield cafe! With hipster murals, and an interior wall layout that inspires me for my own future home, Station Grind Café allowed us to happily indulge in a delicious breakfast to start the day in Melbourne – not to mention a decadent dessert cabinet with all sorts of cheesecakes, pastries and baked good to satisfy your wildest dreams (get the caramel macadamia cheesecake!) Their lunch menu only starts at 11:30am though – so be aware if you wanted to try any of their cosy comfort foods that draws inspiration from Italian and Modern Australian influences.

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Blini with Kaiser Maple Bacon – $19.9

The good fat: For savouries, we tried the blini with maple-glazed bacon, and the chorizo omelette. Blini is an Eastern European savoury pancake, and at Station Grind Café, they’ve captured a lightly crispy texture on the outside, with a more bread-like centre. Paired with juicy bursts of grilled cherry tomatoes, thick slices of maple glazed bacon, and luxuriously cooked spinach on the side. A little bit of each morsel together is a beautiful savoury Melbourne breakfast. The omelette had a great blend of flavoursome ingredients – with a soft stringiness from the shallot, a splash of green from the spinach, a creamy touch from the goat’s cheese, and of course, the star chorizo.

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Goat’s Cheese and Chorizo Omelette – $17.9

If you’re ever at Station Grind, make sure to get the buttermilk pancake. Melbourne breakfast pancakes or hotcakes are the coolest trend right now, and definitely having tried my fair share (at least a dozen) across Melbourne cafes, safe to say that this Fairfield gem makes one of the best!

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Buttermilk Stack – $16.5

The pancake mixture inherently lends itself to an essence of vanilla and cinnamon; and with the fluffy, thin texture, a glaze of honey and flavoured mascarpone cheese, you can’t really go wrong here! The strawberry jam and blueberry compote on the side gave the necessary sugar kick but are you can also easily opt out of them if it’s too much, as personally, I felt that the pancake itself with a dash of mascarpone was already a delicious dessert for a well-rounded Melbourne breakfast in Fairfield.

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Macadamia and Caramel Cheesecake for a sweet finish!

The bad fat: As the blini is quite small and not too carbohydrate dense, the quantity and richness hollandaise sauce became a bit too much at times – so only go for small portions of it if you’re not a fan of heavy sauces.

FAT-O-METER: 4.5/5

CHECK OUT STATION GRIND CAFE FAIRFIELD’S WEBSITE HERE

2wofatgirls would like to thank Station Grind Cafe, Fairfield for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.

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