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I said to V, if we ever leave Melbourne, I’ll miss brunch the most. When I first moved to Melbourne, I was based in South Yarra and seeing all the hipsters out to brekkie on Greville Street always felt cool on Sunday mornings. Brunch is probably the reason why I am dedicated to V. I want someone to share brekkie with on a Sunday, forever.
Okay so my little moment aside. Dench is one of those places that defines Sunday brekkie for me. We caught up with our hipster friends, W & E. Aside from the wait, all was purely glorious. Not Dench’s fault for being too good. No wonder they had to open up Bread & Jam for Frances in our little sweet neighbourhood of Hawthorn – who, by the way, were sooooooo awesome to us when we wanted to do a photoshoot for one of our clients.
Anyhoo. I’m focused. Totes.
V ordered the tofu scramble with beetroot. And I assure you, I’ve had many a tofu scramble, so I’m in my zone here.
It was friggin awesome. It is hard to flavour tofu (deeply) – and a lot of cafes try it with the tumeric seasoning. But this was awesome. Brilliant. I think the beet on the sides was the perfect touch to mash it in with.
W ordered polenta with mushies and ragu. We spent quite a while discussing ragu and came to few conclusions. As usual, I suspect W was “stretching” his knowledge Jokes.
I had food envy, but I like to pretend I’m totally cool and didn’t give into my temptation to tell W to swap his dish with mine. He usually goes for the creamy, heavy, pasta types and this dish was his match. (Just sayin…)
E went for the fritters. She said they were starchy – (I can’t get past the awesome fritters at Axil) – so I’m taking her word for it. If you’re wondering whats bacon doing on a Kish blog, its her not me, I swear. Though you may have noticed, I’m kinda into eggs lately. (I got into them since reading Sarah Wilson’s Sugar Free approach).
I’m a sucker for a decent French toast. This one had vanilla yoghurt (see this is the point where you switch off and drive / bike / hitch to North Fitzroy) and plums and pistachios. Divine.
But best of all – were the treats we were given. Because Dench was packed, we had had to wait 20 minutes for a seat. And we got these awesome custardy-crumpet treats (see header image at the top of this post). That is service with a damn awesome smile. Helps that their staff have quirky ties and awesome vintage styles. Just helps. Just a tad.
I shall be back.
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