You often read about me visiting a place that is on my list, Tinker has been on it for quite some time. Ever since I saw their famous panacotta on social media, I wanted to try it!
When organising a recent brekkie date with friends, it so happened to be quite central to us all so I jumped at the opportunity to suggest it.
I thought it might be a good idea to get there around 9.30am to ensure that we got a table…this is a lot earlier than my usual brekkie dates!
The menu…there are so many options on the menu, it’s incredible! I knew I wanted the Mango and Saffron Panacotta ($17.50) and suggested we share it so I tossed up a few things I had my eye on the waffles and the chilli scrambled eggs and ended up going with the Waffle Eggs Benedict ($19.50) and the third breakfast was the Herb and Fetta Smashed Avo and poached egg ($19.50) .
We also ordered around of coffee which didn’t take too long to arrive at the table and we really noticed that the place started to fill up quite quickly. I was so glad I suggested an earlier time to meet.
All of the dishes arrived together which is always a big tick in my books. Looking at our sweet potato dishes first, there it is absolutely nothing I could fault about the dish. Every single egg was perfect, the waffles were phenomenal as they were crunchy on the outside without being dry. The smoked beef brisket was tender and juicy and the chipolate hollandaise tasted so good! The addition of the crispy sweet potato chips really finished off the dish, I would definitely order it again and recommend it if you are looking for a dish to really fill you up.
The second dish was visually appealing and equally tasty. The addition of the poached egg completed it and the avocado was delicious. Fresh chilli on a dish like this was a great move to pack in more flavour if you are a chilli addict but again, there was nothing bad to say about this dish either.
We waited about ten minutes after our brekkie to dig into this beauty and I’ve never had panacotta like it! It literally melted in my mouth. The panacotta had a great wobble and dissolved as I ate it, the crunchy granola and the fresh fruit really complimented the panacotta but honestly, I would have eaten it on it’s own.
We had a delicious breakfast at Tinker in Northcote and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a visit. I know there arw more things on the menu that I wouldn’t mind trying out!
My Rating: 4.8