Thursday, February 16, 2012

Auction Rooms @ North Melbourne

On most weekends, the usual eating routine involves eating a substantial brunch and that usually fills me up till dinner. Last Saturday, we ate way too early and too little and by 2pm, we were feeling peckish so we decided to go for some food hunting (so typical of us).

Since we haven't had our caffeine for the day, I looked back at some of the blogger comments left in my previous coffee hunt post and decided we were going to head to "Auction Rooms". 


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The weather was awesome, cooling enough to put on a sweater, yet enough sun for those who love the rays. It looked rather peaceful from outside but it was packed to the brim inside. Thankfully we wanted to take a table outside and there was no waiting list unlike for the indoor tables. 

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We saw a few interesting items on the menu, right after we ordered, the Wife's cousin said the french toast was awesome. Oh well, next time.


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The coffee was good as it should be since they pride themselves to be coffee specialists. 

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So what did we order? An interesting deep fried pork belly wrapped with an asian crepe served alongside with two half poached / fried eggs and a coleslaw. The pork belly was fried to a sticky texture and if one was looking for sauce, the liquid egg yolk was there. All in all, something "different". 

Will we come back? I don't see why not, after all we still haven't tried the French Toast yet.

Address and contact details:

Auction Rooms on Urbanspoon

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. We like what we ate and what we saw. A good recommendation for coffee and food.

8 comments:

eiling lim said...

wow my Perfect breakfast!

Michelle Chin said...

THE FRENCH TOAST IS A MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: wow a 2nd person to say must try? i really need to return.

eiling: seriously sitting outside on a cool day? the bomb..can never replicate that in msia unless they have outdoor airconditioning

Sean said...

gosh, this just reminds me that there are too few outlets in KL that serve western porky brunch & breakfast menus. we have to just settle on chicken ham & beef bacon with our breakfasts here =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: i think KL breakfast menu is still a long way away from what is being served in australia.. i guess for one, the pork is a must!

Gourmet Chick said...

I quite like the idea of pork in a crepe - unusual but sounds great. The Auction Rooms is on the wish list for sure.

CUMI & CIKI said...

wah! four stars.. sounds terrific! omelet looks juicy and tasty. u guys get all the good food laaa

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: but i got to pay for all my food