Breakfast at Lorca, Melbourne
There is really not a shortage of cafés in Melbourne, especially on the buzzing street of Central Place or Degraves Street. There were so many to choose from, however, Lorca looked inviting and judging from the food that diners were consuming, we couldn’t go pass it.
It was busy that day, I didn’t think we would be able to get a table, however, one of the waiters told us to go upstairs, and it was completely empty. I didn’t even realize that they had an upstairs bit. Even though we were upstairs, service was excellent, they didn’t forget about us, and kept coming up to make sure we were well looked after.
I noticed the chalk board menu as we entered the café, but I didn’t get a chance to peruse it. The menu had a great selection of Spanish / Portuguese dishes, it all sounded absolutely wonderful.
The coffee was wonderful! It was hot, smooth and aromatic. I could have easily drank two large coffees but don’t think that would be a good idea.
Dad didn’t want eggs, he wanted something sweet, so opted for the apple strudel which was served with delicious heavy cream and generously sprinkled with cinnamon and icing sugar ($6.50). The apple strudel was warm, with sweet, tender apple and crusty pastry – it was good! Dad unwillingly offered us to taste, I knew he wanted it all to himself and I can see why – it was incredibly good!
The rest of us wanted breakfast, especially me! We opted for the big breakfast, scrambled eggs on toast with bacon, chorizo, mushroom and roasted tomatoes ($15.50). The eggs were moist and creamy, but not as creamy as those from Bills, Sydney. The bacon was crispy and the chorizo – perfect! I LOVE chorizos, and the mushroom and roast tomatoes were great complements.
Deliciously full, we wondered around Federation Square before shopping. Not only do I love the food in Melbourne, but also the shopping! Oh… the shopping…
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
F’s ratings: 7 / 10
7 Centre Place
Ph: +61 3 9650 6337