152 Kerr St, Fitzroy
Backstreet Cafe is a new venture from the owners of Birdman Eating.
Like Birdman, Backstreet is operates as cafe by day and bistro by night. Also like Birdman, Backstreet's menu is creative and a bit quirky using wholesome ingredients - very Fitzroy.
Backstreet is aiming to be more upmarket though. You can tell by their impressive wine list, posh decor and fancy ingredients.
Hubby wasn't too impressed with the menu - which he thought was a bit overly complicated for breakfast food - and opted for the toasted muesli with yoghurt and fresh strawberries. Nice and simple.
I was up for some fancy brekkie and chose the day's special French truffle with scrambled eggs on toasted brioche.
I loved this dish. The eggs were cooked well, I got a very generous serve of shaved truffles to go with it and the sweet brioche provided a great base for the eggs. Simple, top ingredients, well executed.
There are also two options of baked eggs that vary regularly.
We chose the minced lamb, currant, burgul and allspice served with toasted sourdough. My friend really liked the combination of flavours here. The baked eggs were a pretty unexpected item on a breakfast menu and something worth a try.
I really enjoyed breakfast at Backstreet Cafe and am keen to try their dinner menu soon.