I quite like the Eastern Suburbs and finally on a Saturday, I travelled to Hawthorn to catch up with MXM, who had a two hour break before his next search for his new home. Street parking is plenty around Pompidou Cafe, where we had our brunch/lunch then!
This cafe is big in comparison to other cafe and that may explain the quite long wait prior to our meals!
To start my day, I had a cappuccino, just for a change. It was pretty good.
I was pretty hungry that day, and I want some protein in my dish. So, I chose the 'Bubble and Squeak' with crispy bacon!
|Bubble and Squeak with crispy bacon, poached egg and sourdough bread - $18|
It was quite a different bubble and squeak that I had tried before. Pompidou's version was made of pumpkin instead of potatoes, constructed with onions and spinach, making it quite sweet. The egg was poached to perfection, and I was satisfied with the crispy bacon. Overall, an all right dish.
As for MXM, his choice of 'Carrot and chickpea pancakes' was more eye-catching!
|Carrot and chickpea pancakes with spinach, crushed avocado, feta cheese,|
poached egg and capsicum jam - $18
What can I say? He finished everything on his plate and it was clean. I take that as a good sign that it was delicious!
The service was friendly in Pompidou albeit it being busy. We had a good time catching up and hope he will have more luck in house hunting!