Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Tiffany’s on Tennyson, 156 Tennyson St Elwood

Posted: March 8, 2014 in Brunch


Katie and I have made a happy habit of doing Breakfast/Bruch in the Bayside area of Melbourne most Saturdays over the last 6 or so months. There are so many options around us that initially we just had no idea where to go, and so we started exploring the area along the beach from Elwood to Port Melbourne. We are so lucky to live in an area with so many choices and most of them really good. The best part is that Breakfast/Brunch is usually a fairly cheap option for dining out, unlike Dinner which is usually around $100 for two, we find that our Breakfasts are usually less than half that and just a much fun. For the first 6 months of our adventuring, we tried to find a differently place each weekend, traveling as far afield as Williamstown, and all the way down to Mentone – generally however, we try to stay around 5 to 10 minutes from Elwood where we live. Funnily enough, one of our favourites to date is a small café located just around the corner from us called Tiffany’s. We have been in the area since 2007 and not once had explored the Tennyson street shops for Breakfast, so a couple of months ago – whilst feeling rather lazy – we decided to just walk around the corner and try “that café”. I’m glad we did, because since then it’s become one of our favourite places for Breakfast. My criteria when critiquing a breakfast is based on the fact that I almost always get the same thing the first time – the “Big Breakfast”. As such, I look at a number of factors to differentiate one café from another and these factors include,  the bacon, the tea and the baked beans. You might wonder why I don’t talk about the eggs – well, my assumption is that everyone can do eggs, so unless they are really bad or exceptionally good, they don’t come up on my radar. It’s the other things that for me set the Breakfast part. And this is where Tiffany’s scores the points. They do really good baked beans, they have amazing bacon – not the crappy short cut bacon which is more like ham, but the fatty, salty, smoked rasher bacon, cooked crispy that we all love. And finally, because Tiffany’s is also a deli, with an amazing selection of cheeses, they also do this delicious sweet potato rosti  which has some tangy goat cheese mixed in, and god knows what other delicious ingredients – It makes for a really tasty rosti, unlike any I’ve had before – anyway, it’s amazing. So for me, it’s here that Tiffany’s sets themselves above the pack.

Tiffany's2As a result, Katie and I have been straying closer to home more recently when it comes to our Breakfast adventures. unfortunately the downside for me is that it just doesn’t feel as exciting walking 50meters around the corner, I’d almost prefer it if Tiffany’s was 10 minutes away… I’m weird like that.

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