Great coffee and breakfast at Bluebird Cafe, Melbourne.
If you are wanting some of the best coffee and cooked breakfast in the northern part of the Melbourne city, then Bluebird cafe is a must try!
Located in Collingwood on Johnson street, this small and unsuspecting cafe serves up some of the best cooked breakfast I’ve tried in Melbourne.
It’s clearly a popular eatery with locals flocking there for coffee, meetings, catching up with friends or for afternoon wines. Don’t let that discourage you! The cafe spreads out over the footpath, the front and back of the cafe, and has an outdoor area it is always possible to get a table!
Usually when I eat here I order the smashed avocado. This is well regarded by locals as one of the best! It’s fresh and generously pumped with fresh goats cheese and herbs including parsley and mint. Yum!
However during my recent visit I decided to try something new. Baked eggs! Cooked in a small skillet pan two eggs are combined with tomato sugo, spicy chorizo and fresh goats cheese then baked in an oven until the eggs are just set. To finish it is topped with more cheese and a sprinkling of fresh cut parsley, and served alongside to pieces of buttered sourdough toast.
It is a delicious dish that is actually fun to eat. With the sugo and the cheese providing a saucy element you will be dipping the bread into the dish to mop it all up. The eggs are perfectly set and still retain their gooey runny yolk which adds a level of creaminess to the dish. This is perfectly counteracted with the slices of spicy chorizo, which gives the dish a solid chilli heat which cuts through the rich elements of the cheese and egg. It’s a winner of a dish.
The coffee here is also legendary and does not disappoint. Each cup is made with love and attention and the finished product shows that. I ordered a cappuccino which comes perfectly made in an Italian espresso style. The coffee is nice and strong, but is not bitter. I always rate a coffee by whether it needs sugar or not to cover bitterness. This does not need anything done to it. The milk is warm, creamy and frothed just right.
This is a top spot for anyone needing a great cooked breakfast, especially egg based ones, or a decent cup of Italian styled espresso coffee. I will definitely be returning.