Stagger Lee Fitzroy Crumpets2 (1 of 1)

stagger lee’s ii, fitzroy

i was flying solo for brunch on cup-day weekend as my musician husband is currently rehearsing for a show… so decided to head into trendy brunswick street for a try of stagger lee’s latest menu. these guys are synonymous with good food + coffee in inner-melbourne – having also brought us proud mary – and this is not my first visit. but memories of a delicious coco-pops french toast had me craving something sweet for breakfast (a regular occurrence) and i remember seeing a few enticing looking items from their new menu popping up on my instagram feed recently.

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queue dr marty’s crumpets with lemon curd, fresh strawberries, raspberry sauce, pistachio crumb + sweet basil

the generous serve of lemon curd was simply lip-smackingly yummy; and i really liked the mixture of the sweet fresh strawberries with the tartness of the raspberry sauce + crunch of the pistachios. i would have expected perhaps a mint, but the addition of basil was a lovely but pleasant surprise. head chef, chris hamburger has produced a vibrant spring menu full of seasonal ingredients and full-flavoured comfort food; and if the crumpets are any indication, the other dishes would be equally as delectable. this was a light and summery dish and i could definitely go back for more!

Stagger Lee Fitzroy Flat White (1 of 1)

as you would expect, the coffee is exceptional! surprisingly, stagger lee’s only serve single origin espresso and filter coffee; with a desire to deliver the best extractions and coffee in town. and i think they’ve got it pretty spot-on! (i’m also in love with their coffee cups)

Stagger Lee Fitzroy Tabletop (1 of 1)

and just as i experienced on my first visit, staff were super friendly – even coming up to me on the way out to ask how i liked the crumpets. and the atmosphere, even when dining alone, has a great vibe and buzz. a memorable and enjoyable brunch – keep the great food and coffee coming guys!

verdict: staggeringly good, as always!
find: http://staggerlees.com.au/
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