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Melbourne Brunch Festival
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This Melbourne Brunch Festival serves more than just your ordinary eggs Benny or smashed avo

Featuring Melbourne's best produce at eateries like Club Street Wine Room and Café Natsu

Pailin Boonlong
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Pailin Boonlong

Melbourne might be known for a ton of things, but a sprawling brunch spread is at the top of the list. Smashed avo, eggs Benny, and corn fritters – all delectable dishes that’ve made a name for themselves in the Melbourne brunch scene. And to celebrate brunch, as that indecisive but peckish time between breakfast and lunch, 11 restaurants in Singapore have come together for the Melbourne Brunch Festival, happening from now to July 31. 

It’ll be a showcase of everything from the state of Victoria, from fresh berries to cheese. You can look forward to a stellar lineup of restaurants like Club Street Wine Room, Cafe Natsu, and The Marmalade Pantry to feature Victoria’s best produce. 

Club Street Wine Room
Photograph: Club Street Wine Room

We tried Club Street Wine Room’s sandwich ($36). While it might be their first venture into brunch fare, the sandwich was tasty – despite being a tad bit salty – in that it was filled with quality Bass Strait beef short ribs and a gribiche sauce. The beef tartare ($16 for two) or smashed avo benedict ($30) also feature Victoria’s fresh produce, with Bass Strait beef and avocados. 

There was nothing to fault with Cafe Natsu’s cereal-crusted French toast ($22) that came with seasonal Victorian fruits and a side of roasted almond ice cream. Try the Wagyu burger ($28) too, which comes with a Blackmore’s Wagyu beef patty and smoked marrow – it all comes together with smoked marrow, bacon jam, and dill pickles. 

Cafe Natsu
Photograph: Pailin Boonlong

It’s not merely brunch fare either, as The Marmalade Pantry proves with a Greek yoghurt smoothie ($11) that features Farmers Union Greek Yoghurt. They’ve also got a roasted vegetable tart ($22) that makes full use of Meredith Dairy marinated goat’s cheese. 

Other participating restaurants include Tess Bar & Kitchen, Tolido’s Espresso Nook, Terra Madre, Punch, The Mason’s Table, Meatsmith Little India, The Kongsee, and Symmetry. 

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