With Belgian waffles that I haven’t yet conquered from Bean and Grain, I was keen to drag my friends along to the Fyshwick markets for brunch but the down side to the cafe is the lack of seating. So we walked across the car park to my next choice, 3 seeds– the school, gourmet store and cafe above Ocean fresh.
It was also full but with more space to work with, the staff were very nice and cleared a space for us as soon as it became available (5-10 minute wait). The place was full of families with children and babies all having breakfast away from the hustle and bustle of Fyshwick markets.
We started off with some beverages while waiting for our other friend to arrive.
Earl grey tea ($4.00)
Freshly squeezed juice ($7.50) I thought I wrote down the flavour somewhere but apparently not, it was apple something. Nice enough but not worth $7.50!
Flat white ($3.60) Okay coffee and not crazily priced.
Poached eggs with bacon, mushrooms (in place of the tomato) and baby spinach on toast ($18.00) With not even butter on the toast, this dish was standard- poached egg with bacon and mushrooms with not even wilted spinach plonked on top of some toast. I don’t see how this is $18.00 worth?
Thick cut toast and 3 seeds jam ($6.50) The bread was hard and the jam very underwhelming.
French toast with berries, vanilla yoghurt and maple syrup ($17.00) Interesting that they used their sour cherry bread for the French toast. The egg/milk mixture didn’t really infuse into the bread, more just like an outer coating. Not overly sweet which was good for me.
There is a gourmet store around the back with some unique food items.
The cooking classes must be a hit with most of them being booked out way in advance, they provide a wide range of courses from Spanish Tapas to preparing seafood to French cooking. I might come back for a cooking class but I think I’ll cross brunch @ 3 seeds off my to do list based on the overpriced breakfast. I wonder what all those families were ordering and how they are affording such an expensive mediocre breakfast.
Address: Fyshwick Markets Cnr Dalby & Mildura St ACT 2609
Phone: (02) 6295 7722
Cafe & Gourmet Store: Thursday-Friday 9.00-5.00pm, Saturday 8.30-4pm
& Sunday 8.30-3.00pm
Cooking School: Wednesday & Thursday nights 6.00-9.30pm, Saturdays 3-5.30pm.