Avocado, feta and bacon. Can the world really be such a bad place with them in it? I will travel far and wide for a stellar dish combining those three edible gems and last Saturday morning, I did exactly that and landed at a little, not-so-old café by the name of Commune 1.
231 Tapleys Hill Road is not the first spot I would expect to see a trendy, chic café but it is indisputably a place to add to your brunch list. Here’s why…
The interior of this hidden hotspot is simple yet shmick with black, grey and white shades and light wooden furnishings. Imagine the work of a Kmart stylist and you’re just about there. My only gripe with the set up were the acoustics. There were a couple of pretty vocal kids in there and that alone made it hard to hear the witty banter undoubtedly flying from my gob. That stuff is gold and quite frankly, you don’t want to miss a beat of it! I’m complaining about the noise. Yes, I’m one of those people.
The menu was a total winner with a lively array of breaky and lunch bites, plus a specials board with a few extra options. They had some classic eggs n’ bacon type stuff but there were also some breaky-outta-the-box options which are likely to strike the wilder breakfast goer.
A good example is the ‘Asian’ which my breakfast bid tucked into. A beautiful dish of sourdough, smashed avocado, coriander, red onion, chilli and poached eggs. Prepare for a bit of a kick with this one. A super tasty dish that’ll wake up the nasal passages first thing in the morn.
I, of course, couldn’t go past the ‘Starter’ which consisted of sourdough, smashed avocado, feta and dukkah with an order of extra, extra crispy bacon. I mean of course it was great. Is there any way those ingredients combined are not going to make you feel like you could never be both vegan and happy at the same time? I don’t think so. It was an absolute delight.
They also had a solid selection of hot and cold bevvys including juices and smoothies. My friend decided to go with a ‘Revive’ juice consisting of beetroot, apple, celery, carrot and ginger. That’s basically my juice nightmare as I do not dig beetroot in the slightest but he was all heart eyes about it.
The service was also a complete joy with a couple of friendly dudes doing their thang. A treat all round really!
The proof is in the post and this cafe is nothing short of a solid A. Definitely worth a visit and lovely to head to a café which isn’t too overrun because who wants to hustle for a park and a pew before their first caffeine hit?
Where’s the next place I should get my eggs? Let me know below!
Until next time…That’s what she said.