A friend gave me a tip about this little place tucked away in a little shopping centre in Miami, so we decided to visit for brekky.  First impressions were great – we were immediately offered coffee and given some water (tick!), and I loved the furniture and shady verandah seating with plenty of room for two baby capsules or a pram.  Plus, the coffee and food were great!

Honey & Brioche is another one of those new finds that I’m getting excited about.  Small Melbourne-ish shop fronts that focus on good quality home made food and coffee with friendly non-pretentious staff and owners.  I’ve actually noticed a few places like this sprouting up recently and hope to try them (and blog about them) soon.  A bit harder to get out and about with twin babies but while they’re sleeping I’m going to eat out as much as I can! (OK, dinners are not really on the cards but brekky and lunch, here we come!)

The coffee is Genovese, I really enjoyed my latte although next time I’ll ask for an extra shot as it was a bit milky for me.  Sime said he enjoyed his Espresso and it was well made with a good crema but he prefers a sweeter more full bodied style of coffee (his favourite is still his own custom blend we serve at our cafe – The Silo Cafe at Carrara Markets) (entry off Market Street – shameless plug).

The owner (Siobhan – not sure on spelling?) told us that they didn’t have a chef on the day we went for brekky, so we chose a Bacon and egg toastie on turkish with house made relish.  A simple tasty sandwich made with good quality ingredients.  We’d like to go back and try their brekky menu (they usually have a chef working), but what really caught our eye was their tapas menu.

My mouth was watering perusing tapas items including included Pork belly with chilli caramel, Goats cheese tart, Seared scallops with mango chilli salsa, Spanish tortilla, Rare roast beef and Dim Sum.  Tapas is offered on Friday nights and they will be restarting this soon after the Chrissy period.  On checking our their Facebook page, Honey & Brioche also have Midday Mexican Tapas on Sundays which sounds delicious.

Total cost for our brekky was $24, very reasonable for a yummy brekky. So in summary, the service was great, the coffee was good and so was the food, plus we are keen to try their tapas.  So I’d definitely recommend a visit to Honey & Brioche.

Loo review: the toilets are part of the centre, old but clean 6/10

2/110 Mountainview Avenue 0421 031 517

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