Happen to drive past this new kid on the block Addict on Johnston Street, Fitzroy. Was meeting up with some friends and suggested to try this place out. After just being here, I was filtering through the top 25 cafes in Melbourne from the Herald Sun, and Addict was in it.
A one page menu with usual breakfast stuff and Lunch items. Also a few specials on the board, which didn’t really tempt me. Coffee is from Clement Coffee, Market Lane and the chefs use to work at St Ali’s. Option for Almond milk is also on the cards.
Baristas pumping out coffee with their La Marzocco Linea Machine.
Coffee was good, no doubt. The size was a bit smaller than average i thought, maybe by 20ml. Being picky now!.
Menu seems quite extensive, well thought out and a bit different to the usual. Could see the corn fritters are back, maybe a little twist or something they learnt at St Ali perhaps? Our friends ordered a breakfast sharing board which is a great option if you’re going with your partner and they’re also a sweet tooth and you’re not sure whether you can order another sweet dish after your savoury.
Definitely a twist from St Ali’s Corn’s fritters with haloumi. I added bacon to mine. Haven’t had corn fritters for a while, and it didn’t disappoint. Corn fritters were not over fried which was a plus. Maybe a bit more of a sauce would have been an extra plus.
IK ordered this potato hash. The mushroom duxelles had great flavour, the potato hash was also crunchy and delicious. IK didn’t complain so must have been alright.
Voted as one of the top 25 cafes by the herald sun. Was pretty good food. The service was a bit odd. Maybe its still new, found they were a bit abrupt at times. Easily fixed though im sure. Food was a bit on the slow side as well. However, great food and coffee!
Rating : 14/20
Dish of the day – hmm… hard one. maybe the mushrooms / corn fritters.