east elevation for breakfast
Until now I’d never been to East Elevation for breakfast or brunch. Not for want of trying, but the couple of times I’d been there it was so busy that we went elsewhere. I guess that is the price of success.
I have eaten there three times before at the wonderful vegan themed dinners that they hold periodically.
Back to the breakfast. I settled in with a coffee while I checked the menu. There were a few clearly labelled vegan options on the breakfast/brunch/lunch menu that all looked appealing. While I did particularly like the look of the coconut tapioca with rhubarb, orange syrup and pistachios, I was both hungry and in the mood for savoury, so I opted for the vegan version of the veggie full breakfast. Sourdough, avocado, spinach, beans and oven dried tomatoes with a choice of either chipotle tempeh or mushrooms. Being both indecisive and a glutton, I opted for the tempeh and the mushrooms.
The breakfast was fantastic. The mushrooms are a sensational flavourful and textural combination of king and swiss brown. And I have to say that the beans are, hands down, the best breakfast beans I’ve ever eaten. Really ever. You just have to try them. They are wonderfully flavoured with tomato, smoked paprika and pieces of roasted capsicum. I wasn’t a huge fan of the tempeh, but that’s me, I am scared of tempeh unless it is thinly sliced and fried to a crisp. This came in chunks so it had the waxy texture of tempeh that I find so creepy. The chipotle flavouring was good though. Everything was beautifully seasoned.
East Elevation manages to get things just right: a wonderful open space, friendly service, good coffee and great food. I loved my breakfast here and I will be back.
351 Lygon St,
East Brunswick, 3057