St Rose Cafe – Bringing Melbourne’s Brunch to Essendon

Finding good brunch places in Melbourne is not a challenging task. However, a great café in your local area that serves top-notch coffee and scrumptious food to indulge on a Saturday morning is hard to come by.

Perfect Brunch on Saturday Morning at St Rose in Essendon, Victoria
Perfect Brunch on Saturday morning at St Rose in Essendon, Victoria

I was at Essendon last weekend to visit a friend. She suggested that we go to a cafe nearby and catch up over brunch. As a city girl, I was skeptical about the existence of a good café in the suburban area. The fantastic experience at St Rose debunked this preconception soon after.

St Rose – The New Cool, Casual & Organic It-Spot

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The place is fairly modern, with wooden interior design and welcoming natural lighting. It was quite busy when we arrived. Nevertheless, their service was attentive and they seated us in no time. We ordered coffee first. No comments, other than it was of smooth, great texture and consistency. They even had two types of almond milk on offer, raw and creamy.

Let’s Talk About Food..

Gosh, we were hungry! Everything looked so good on the menu and our indecisiveness was in full swing. Because of that, we asked their friendly staff for recommendations which turned out to be the best decision ever! The food was served promptly. I dug in immediately.

Mediterranean Egg from St Rose, on the Seasonal Special Menu
Mediterranean Egg from St Rose, on the Seasonal Special Menu

This one has got to be my favourite. I have been into spicy foods lately and Oh, Man! this Mediterranean Egg dish has a nice kick to it. The eggs were very well poached as the golden yolk was oozing out when I sliced it open with a fork. As my friend Carmel puts it, it has “exotic flavours and spices that tingle your taste buds”.

Salmon & The Rye from St Rose, All Day Menu
Salmon & The Rye from St Rose, All Day Menu

Fish normally is my go-to when I dine out. Hard to resist a plate-full of omega-3 and protein. This Salmon & The Rye did not disappoint. The first thing came to my mind with the first bite was “wow this is juicy”. The salmon was cooked flawlessly as well as the egg on top. These two elements were complementary to each other to perfection. The portion size was very generous which was a huge bonus.

Acai Bowl(GF, VG) from St Rose, All Day Menu
Acai Bowl(GF, VG) from St Rose, All Day Menu

Last but not least, a tasty and healthy Açaí bowl. I mean, the rainbow look says it all, it was a total bliss to our eyes and tummy. Find out more about St Rose on Instagram or just tap on the picture below. Most importantly, pop in for a bite when you are in the area and experience for yourself. Can’t wait to return and try this pink latte.

If you prefer to stay in Melbourne inner city for brunch, check out The Boatbuilders Yard for a waterfront experience.

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Roslyn Foo

Roslyn Foo

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