Welcome to Melbourne's first and only taqueria, bakery and coffee shop hybrid. Bread and tacos. Why not?
When the previous tenants of this St George's Road premises left a fully functioning bakery out the back, the El Chino team stuck some bun-rollers into one kitchen and Mexican chef Alfonso ‘Fonz’ Foncerrada (Cafe Rosamond, Seven Seeds) in the other to do Mexican brunch.
In the white tiled dining
For breakfast, go for a breakfast plate of huevos divorciados (translation, divorced eggs). You get a pair of sunny yolked fried eggs, salsa
Open all day, the cafe serves up dinner at night. The menu is made to share and changes seasonally, with winter offerings centered on more meaty, belly-warming dishes while summer menu items feature lighter tapas bites.
Other than a few small issues with service (swinging from friendly and helpful to less than enthusiastic) this slightly unusual combination of homestyle Mexican meals, baguettes and lattes is working for us.
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214 St Georges Rd