Bean and Grain- again and again


I almost wanted to wear a fake moustache in fear of someone recognising me from the previous day. When greeted with ‘you’re back again’, I knew I had been caught, my brightly coloured dresses always give me away. This time we were lucky enough to grab a seat inside!

Starting off with a flat white coffee so Timmy can be awake for the rest of the meal. 

The food arrives! The waitresses make room on our table for all three plates and neighbouring tables pass intrigued yet judgmental looks.

Bean & Grain Breakfast – 2 free range organic eggs (poached), 2 sausage patties, maple chilli bacon, blistered vine ripened tomato, mushroom and sour dough toast ($17.00). When dining in your receive a complimentary smoothie shot and a potato croquette topped with crème fraiche & chives. I usually get the country benedict but for an extra $2 I could try the Bean and Grain breakfast with so much more, besides I was particularly keen to try the mushroom. The tomatoes were cold from the fridge so not even close to being ‘blistered’ (although I didn’t know they were supposed to be cooked until I wrote this post) and I found the mushroom disappointing and I couldn’t finish it because it had a vinegary taste to it. I still really enjoyed the breakfast though.

Classic Eggs Benedict – 2 poached free-range organic eggs, house made English muffin, smoked leg ham, fresh made hollandaise sauce ($15.00) The hollandaise was SOOOOOOOOO good and you could taste the hint of lemony goodness.

Belgium Waffles with maple syrup and whipped butter ($14.00). Not as good as the previous day but that might be because we left it to last to eat and it got cold. Mmmmm waffle.

This is definitely one of the best places to brunch in Canberra despite their limited menu and seating. They have a unique touch to dishes (like the complimentary smoothie shot and potato croquette) and for not so ridiculous prices.