with poached eggs, mushrooms, beetroot relish, dressed rockets, and pea tendrils/
Our first deed upon arriving in Melbourne: breakfast. I had heard so much about Tosaria from my parents and brother on their last trip, one among the many things I missed out on. On this visit, we are generously hosted by two old friends of my parents’, proud owners of this family-friendly joint. Tosaria’s breakfast menu screams Sunday brunch and reminds me of places I’ve been missing. Between the savory and sweet, I wanted both. But the brioche French toast was tempting, and I thought I could always irritatingly fork in R’s plate. And to go with the brioche, my favorite: a cup of hot chai latte.
At Tosaria, we are so well taken care of, so well that every meal leaves us in a state of swelling and coma. Everyone makes us feel welcome day after day, and we are even spoiled with off-the-menu choices. Portion wise, we expected big, and we got big. On top of fresh ingredients, plating was thoughtful and beautiful, and I look forward to breakfast every single day. Every element of each dish is perfectly cooked and seasoned, and I rekindled my love for sourdough bread.
Beyond breakfast, we enjoyed more of Tosaria for dinner. My dinner favorites had to be the eggplant parm, kangaroo steak, and fries, and my breakfast favorites: pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, scrambled eggs, and really, everything. Garnished with beautiful flowers all around and a whole lot of conversation and laughs with good company, Tosaria feels just like home (only with better food).
/Tosaria’s Big Benedict
with poached eggs, sautéed spinach, bacon, hash brown, and tarragon hollandaise/
/Pulled Pork Sandwich
with apple slaw and pear relish/
with house made baked beans, fried eggs, avocado, sour cream, and grilled pita/
on sourdough with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes/
/Brioche French Toast
with oranges, blueberries, crème fraîche, matcha puffed rice granola, and edible flowers/
Mon: 8:30 am – 3 pm
Tues – Fri: 8:30 am – 3 pm; 6 – 10 pm
Sat – Sun: 9 am – 3 pm; 6 – 10 pm