Otto Melbourne

Otto Melbourne is a lively and spacious brunch café, bustling with customers on a Sunday afternoon in the trendy hub of Richmond. The menu was filled with a beautiful variety of interesting combinations of self-titled “fine food” that sets itself apart from traditional Melbourne brunch institutions. Unfortunately, I think I went in with expectations too high that they were a bit let down – the twice cooked salmon vongole pasta that I desperately REALLY wanted to try was sadly sold out… (to be honest, I’ve never had something run out at cafes before…) so I feel like my review may have been higher if I got to try this dish instead.

The good fat: Sad that I missed out on salmon, I opted for the ‘Exotic Mushroom and Egg Custard’ instead. The mushroom fricassee was a very light broth, with a few slices of tasty king oyster, shiitake – resembling a mushroom soup. The crispy enoki was really delicious, giving such a great contrast of texture compared to the soup, and I wish there was a bit more! Dipping the rye toast into the mushroom fricassee made each portion a very tasty and hearty bite!

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Exotic Egg and Egg Custard – $19.9

The bad fat: I was hoping to still have a side of smoked salmon which has become a bit of a tradition for all my brunching adventures these years. Seeing as it’s quite a staple at cafés, I was just a bit surprised that it had all run out. Whilst I enjoyed the addition of a Scotch Egg, the mushroom dish overall I also felt was missing something – maybe because I’m unused to having a brunch dish that is entirely just a very light soup and a piece of bread – something more substantial/solid would give this dish definitely add a bit more.

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The Greeners – $18.0

My friend’s order of “The Greeners” at Otto Melbourne was overall a bit underwhelming. I’ve been a huge huge fan of how Melbourne cafes have upped their games in healthy, vegetable-filled dishes to cater for the ever growing brunch vegetarian/vegan population, but this brunch dish was a bit too simple. A single piece of toast with cheese, egg and some veggies with a drizzle of aerated hollandaise – I guess we just expected a bit more from Otto, both portion-wise and taste-wise.

FAT-O-METER: 3.5/5


2wofatgirls would like to thank Otto Melbourne, Richmond for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.

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