Breakfast at Collective Espresso has been a long time coming. If you don’t have a picture of the Gravity Waffles…are you even a foodie?
We were kindly invited for brekkie early Saturday morning and of course I wanted the waffles amongst other things on the menu.
The space itself is quite small and compact so I can understand why it is always busy. We picked two seats at the window to catch up and have our brekkie. We decided to get a breakfast each and share the waffles…I know what you are thinking, surely we didn’t eat three dishes between us…you will have to continue reading to find out.
I decided to go for my all time favourite, an Eggs Benny ($19.50) because you really can’t go wrong with this choice. Miss. B decided on the No Brainer ($17) and an egg ($2). As mentioned, we also ordered the Gravity Waffles ($18.50) and of course, a coffee each.
We were both excited to see our plates coming over. That pork and potato hash stood tall on the plate and I just knew I was going to love it, I wasn’t wrong. The hash itself was flavoursome and crispy on the outside. I am a fan of wilted spinach on a dish but the addition of the apple strips were such a great pairing with the hash. Yes, the egg oozed when pierced and the yolk seeped into the creamy hollandaise sauce.
Miss. B’s dish looked equally as good. The avocado was certainly smashed and a few small chunks remained throughout, there is nothing worse than a smashed avocado dish that is not smashed well. Feta with avodcado seems to be a winning combination and the toasted seeds were a nice addition to add pops of colour as well as texture. An all round nice dish.
Last but not least, I couldn’t not get the Gravity Waffles at Collective Espresso. We needed a little minute before we tucked into this dish as the breakfast dishes were quite filling. The first thing to inspect was the gravity element of the dish, it was a lot easier than I expected, obviously I am going to have to try it for myself! (Watch this space or my Instagram for a gravity cake coming soon).
The waffles were great, they weren’t at all soggy and the choice of fruit was great but a little more fruit would not have went astray. It really is a pretty dish too and I have heard that it might soon be joined by another gravity dish soon!
We had a wonderful morning at Collective Espresso and I am excited for the new winter menu coming soon!