Sunday, 21 October 2012

Breakfast With Monsieur Truff

I'm sure that most of you will agree with me when I say that there's nothing better than the smell of a freshly made hot chocolate in the morning...unless it's a 72% coco mass Ecuadorian hot chocolate that's served to you by a waiter with an incredibly cute French accent. This kind of perfect morning is indeed made a reality at Monsieur Truff, a cafe situated at the East Brunswick end of Lygon street where the coffee is great, the food is fantastic and the chocolate is, well, pure happiness in a cute little ceramic tea cup.

Monsieur Truff has all the aspects of a specialty chocolate cafe without being gimmicky and has maintained a sense of style within it's well thought out and completely and utterly delicious menu. I indulged in a plate of sourdough toast with smoked salmon, a poached egg and grated apple with a garnish of caper berries. A perfectly balanced dish with just the right amount of sweetness and acidity...I won't lie to you, I've actually had dreams about this breakfast since. No, really. My two lucky dinning companions melted into their own plates of sourdough toast with mushrooms, spinach and an incredibly creamy ashed goats cheese (which I may, or may not, have snuck off her plate when she absented herself to the bathroom), and a pretty little jumble of avocado, fresh tomatoes, basil and Yarra Valley Persian feta on toast. Needless to say we were completely stuffed and satisfied after our breakfast, however, if you felt so inclined as to have one of the scrumptious chocolate croissants or escargots from the sweets cabinet, they come highly recommended. Or perhaps if you're too full you can by yourself some take away chocolate from the little shop for the perfect afternoon treat. The whole space itself it very pleasant as well. It's large and open, light and spacious making it easy for the many mothers (note: This is the perfect cute baby watching location) to push their prams around in, and the plants sporadically dotted around are a lovely touch.

So, you've got cute babies, French accents, delectable food and the perfect hot chocolate...really, who needs to fly to Paris when we've got our own little slice right hear in Melbourne.

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