For several years, our inner Yarraville lives involved me doing the train commute to the CBD.
It seems like a long time ago – and certainly the food and coffee situation in the village has changed considerably since then.
Wanting, along with hundreds and thousands of my fellow commuters, roadie coffees to enjoy, I was often disappointed by the available options.
Perfunctory service and mediocre brews seemed all the go.
In more recent years, Dad & Dave’s (27-29 Birmingham Street, 9314 3038) has undergone a makeover and has become a very nice cafe.
The staff members are on the go – very efficiently so – from the early hours, there’s a range of nicely presented food on offer and the coffee is fine.
I have grown very fond of the beef rasher and egg roll, either grabbed for lunch later on or eaten in-house for a lazy, quick breakfast.
Between the covers of a brioche bun are sandwiched a fried egg, a slice of good cheese, tomato relish and a beef rasher.
Maybe they come from this place.
They’re chewy, salty and delicious.
Better than regular bacon?
That’s a maybe!