I’m beginning to appreciate the beauty of brunch – but weighing up the need to wake up early on Sundays after messy Saturday nights and holding in the hunger until brunch time is sometimes a very, difficult task. Living in the western suburbs makes it even more difficult to find the motivation to trek to the city and its surrounds to find the perfect coffee grind and scrambled eggs.
My first Sunday brunch in a long time is A Grazing Place, a little cafe hidden amongst the bushes shaded by a beautiful tall bark tree. Under the facade of a brunch time cafe, this cafe is a retail butcher – so it’s no brainer that many of the dishes on the menu filled with meaty goodness.
A Grazing Place Big Butchers Block Breakfast
Bacon and egg roll with house-made tomato relish
My companion opts for the heart stopping Big Butchers Block filled with scrambled free range eggs, chorizo, pork & fennel and angus sausages, Boks bacon, Snowy Mountain lamb chop, herbed mushrooms and potato roti. The dish had an amazing array of flavours which showcased the butchery side of the cafe. Definitely thumbs up with the chorizo sausage and potato roti.
My egg and bacon roll was simple and immensely generous with greasy, crispy bacon, a runny poached egg and house-made tomato relish tucked within a crunchy toasted bread roll.
My only disappointment is the lack of enthusiasm of the wait staff, which passes this cafe with the label of being just another cafe. Although, very generous proportions which left us readjusting our belt to another notch.
A Grazing Place
1/9 Danks St