A and I love having dinner at The Beaufort Street Merchant but hadn’t managed to get there for breakfast until a few weeks back. As we had both heard so many enthusiastic recaps of the breakfasts at The Beaufort Street Merchant from our friends, we were very excited to finally try it for ourselves while catching up with David and Chris.
On the Saturday morning we met for breakfast, the venue was busy and buzzing but luckily we had booked ahead. Our coffees were ordered quickly and when they arrived, we all commented on their strong taste and how well they were made. I ended up having another after breakfast – mainly because I can’t say no to a second excellent coffee!
Looking over the breakfast menu, I was happy to find a short list of breakfast favourites to choose from (as a short list makes the decision easier for me!). I ordered the Green Eggs and Ham ($21) as I’d heard great things from other bloggers and Urbanspoon reviewers. When it arrived, I wasn’t disappointed. I loved the generous serving of rough-cut ham, the perfectly cooked poached eggs and spinach on toasted ciabatta. I was particularly impressed with the perfect amount of hollandaise sauce on top – not too much but still enough! The Beaufort Street Merchant also give you the option to try smoked trout instead of ham ($25.30).
A ordered Eggs on Toasted Ciabatta ($14.20) with a side of avocado ($5.30). A chose her eggs to be scrambled, but the usual options are there too (poached or fried). A said that her eggs were cooked well but we all thought the side of avocado was very overpriced.
David ordered the B.L.A.T ($19.50), featuring toasted ciabatta bread topped with bacon, avocado, tomato, rocket, and aioli. I had food envy over this dish when it came out and after David’s nod of approval, I’ll be ordering this next time!
Chris ordered the Chorizo and Manchego ($20.50), a traditional Spanish omelette served with garlic aioli, a rocket and balsamic salad and toasted ciabatta. I loved the rustic serving of this omelette in the pan and Chris said that he really enjoyed it.
If your favourite meal is breakfast, then head to The Beaufort Street Merchant – you can tell that it’s one of their favourites too. They seem to understand the importance of great breakfast, with the option of a glass of sparkling wine, a bloody mary, freshly squeezed juices as well as French press or single origin coffees to suit your favourite breakfast choice.
Overall, we really enjoyed our breakfast at The Beaufort Street Merchant and will definitely return. It is a little pricey but the food, service, ambience and coffee are brilliant.