August 26, 2012 by doyouwanttostayforbreakfast
1627 Burwood Hwy Belgrave Ph: (03) 9752 6744
So, as always occurs when the Body and I head to breakfast I had an interesting morning. To begin, you should know that the Body has moved out to Belgrave with Mr. Boston Bun and this morning I travelled out to meet them.
Having driven down dirt tracks and into what I shall refer to as the wilderness I arrived at their lovely new home. After, oh, half an hour of knocking on doors and calling phones I rationally decided they had met with foul play. Letting myself into the house and creating a plan of action like the brave friend I am it all then ended rather anticlimactically.
Turns out they had gone running and forgotten to take their phones…
Crisis averted we went to Earthly Pleasures to celebrate. You will find Earthly Pleasures in a magnificent building which was one of the first doctor’s surgeries in the Dandenong Ranges and has also been a school and an art gallery. Now it is replete with art works adorning the walls and a beautiful open fire. All food is organic and it is a place you can settle into.
Ironically (as I was breakfasting with “the Body”) we had a brush with an actual supermodel. Megan Gale was breakfasting behind us with friends. She was variously described by my companions, as ‘gorgeous’, ‘stunning’ and ‘more beautiful in real life’, so there’s a self-esteem boost for Megan (although she’s probably heard it before).
Wanting to know about Earthly Pleasures?? Well fine, food wise the Boston Bun loved his ‘Zucchini and Corn Fritters with Rocket, Poached Eggs and Feta’ and wouldn’t have changed a thing, especially loving the fresh corn, 10/10.
The Body had ‘Organic Toast with Pesto, Tomato, Goat’s Cheese and a Poached Egg’. It was yummy, but the pesto could have used a hit of lemon. I had a similar feeling about my ‘Poached Eggs with Halloumi, Avocado and a half serve of Bacon’. The egg was cooked through and the halloumi could have used a side of lemon, but everything else was delicious.
The coffee was great and even better it was fair trade from East Timor whilst the tea comes from the Functional Beverage Company in the Yarra Valley. Service was attentive and you can also grab some delicious coated fennel seeds on the way out.
And, do we want to stay for breakfast? Most definitely, followed by a trip on Puffing Billy
Ratings (out 0f 10):
- Overall 8
- Atmosphere 8.5
- Service 7.5
- Food 7.5
- Coffee 9