Soft flowy eggs are what we always need on a Sunday…and perhaps every other day. The Aussies have it good in Melbourne; most cafes serve brunch daily, unlike only during the weekends in Singapore. How lucky! We were lucky too, to chance upon Lucky Penny during our shopping stroll along Chapel Street, a well-known district for boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Don’t be fooled by the cafe’s humble façade. Inside, a restful, rustic Scandinavian-inspired haven awaits you.
It’s hard to go wrong when the cafe’s philosophy is to serve quality beverages and food. Lucky Penny uses 5 Senses coffee seasonal blend and employ experienced baristas who were trained in the Australian Barista Academy.
The Cappuccino (AUD 4) with pretty café art tasted as good as it looks, with just the right amount of acidity. If you’re into lighter kind of Hot Chocolate (AUD 4.50), you’ll like Lucky Penny’s rendition (I prefer decadence).
Absolutely captivating was the Cold Brew Coffee (AUD 4.50), which was aromatic and sufficiently potent to halt Hubby’s caffeine cravings.
Thick slabs of bacon, smokey meatballs, rosemary mushrooms, chorizo beans completed with poached eggs-you’ve a winning brunch plate in my book! The yummilicious Breakfast of the Champions (AUD 19.50) is will satisfy a rumbling tummy.
For something lighter, try the Parmesan Croquettes (AUD 14) with a crisps exterior and smooth, creamy core. Accompanying the golden spheres are spring asparagus, charred tomatoes, zucchini ash and a single fried egg.
Rocket & Mint Salad (AUD 17.50) highlights the exceptional quality of ingredients with its uncomplicated style of preparation. Other elements that make up this healthy dish are smashed avocado and poached eggs, spruced up with a dollop of sour cream and chilli oil.
Sublime coffee, wholesome food and friendly service at Lucky Penny makes this café an appealing destination for a relaxing meal.
481 Chapel Street
Tel: 03 9827 5789