Finding a great cafe for brunch each weekend has become a real trip. Not so much in the distance travelled. God knows that we are all very close to home since 2020, but more the kind of search that’s become highly competitive between he and I.
Every second Sunday brunch is on the menu, and we are getting very fussy with where we park ourselves in the search of great coffee and the best brekkie we can find.
So this week HE springs on me that he has booked a table at a café we’ve driving past a lot. Every time it’s crammed full of locals, spilling out onto the footpath laden with timber tables and chairs. Must go there is the usual catchcry and finally we are here.
Café Troppo on Sturt St in the city is a bustling melting pot of people, with the young and young at heart all in conversation enjoying the sunshine. When you see a café full to the brim, you just know that the coffee is going to be good. This, I will say is an understatement. It’s the best Soy Cap I’ve ever had and like every 50 something, we’ve drunk a lot!
The all-day breakfast menu is sensational. From the Gool Old filling the plate with free range eggs, smoked Jose bacon and greens, chai spiced coconut porridge ( my next to try) and Loz’s Latkes with poached eggs. And everything looked good. Sustainably focussed meals with a cool vintage vibe.
We watched the plates pass our tables and figured straight away that we would be back again to dig deeper into the menu.
It’s on the favourite list now. Be sure to book ahead, it’s always busy which is great for this thriving group of legends. Just make sure that you leave a table for two for us too!