Meanwhile, with plenty of photos in another archive, I thought I share a breakfast place with you.
Hamptons Home Living is slightly unique in its own sense, with life probably starting off as a shop selling home decor. With a kitchen installed and tables and chairs placed on the surrounding balcony of the quaint Queenslander, a promising breakfast place seem to have emerged.
The reason why I would first and foremost come back for is because of their brew. Using beans from St Ali and Melbourne, in particular, a regular latte may be a little too light for the day to day coffee drinker but order a double shot and you got the perfect cup for the weekend. That being said, coffee is such a subjective topic that I shall refrain from commenting further.
The Omelette that day came with pumpkin cubes, onions and a chili jam. The savoury and slightly spicy jam was the perfect thing to go with the extra large portion of eggs. The extra side of chorizo for AUD 5 seemed a stingy portion but chorizo is not exactly the cheapest gourmet item in the supermarket.
The Full Breakfast came with everything you can expect in a full monty; Schulz ‘cold smoked’ bacon, your eggs, parmesan rosti, roasted tomato, mushrooms, thyme and leavain sourdough. My only complaint though was with so many salty items, I wished there was more than a tiny piece of toast to eat it with. Then again, with so much on the plate, do you really want more toast?
Was I happy with breakfast? Yes. Was I happy with the coffee? Yes too. The last thing to seal the deal was the sweets that they had in store. A lemon curd cake and I was pretty sure I will return on those days when I don't want to try some place new.
If it was another decent surprise, look who I spot across the table? I think this could be Alana from MasterChef. Being the shy me though, we will never know if it was her, I didn't ask.
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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. A nice cozy place for breakfast. Nothing more and nothing less but the small place could mean a waiting time if you don't call to book a table in advance.