Monday, September 24, 2012

Nshry @ Albert Park, Melbourne

We are always on the hunt for breakfast places and one weekend lead us to Nshry (pronounced as noshery). A little cafe down by the beach side at Albert Park / Port Melbourne, it features an a list of breakfast items made interesting with some subtle asian elements, although it is probably more famous for their umami burger which has featured in the Age. Writing about this now reminds me that we need to go back to try the famed burger. 

Now back to breakfast.

We were lucky to have popped by on a rare sunny winter morning and it was nice with the glass walls as we could enjoy the sun minus the chill, coupled with a view that had water, sand and people jogging. 

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Besides the usual milk coffee, they also do a decent syphon coffee. 

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Or if you want to be healthy, grab a juice like the Wife did, from the picture I believe this must have been a watermelon, mint and a hint of ginger. 

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On to breakfast. Remember I said subtle asian elements? The corn fritters are battered with panko crumbs which makes it extra crispy and its paired with dots of kewpie mayo. Apart from that, everything is familiar, mashed avocado, smoked salmon and a perfectly round poached egg. One of the nicer versions I had in Melbourne to date. 

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Poached eggs are paired with chili oil, the kind you get in yum cha or at dumplings but matched again with familiar items like chorizo and spinach. The chilies give this normal combination a little punch. 

The place ticks all the right boxes for us, nearby, interesting and delicious breakfast dishes and easy enough to get a table without queuing. With the weather warming up, we can't wait to go back to enjoy a little sun while having breakfast or oh yes, the umami burger for lunch.

Address and contact details:

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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. We found nothing wrong about the view of water and sand, a view that not many cafes can boast about, with good food too may I add. 

8 comments:

Winston said...

Oh LOL. A word without vowels, you don't see that very often. Anyway, this place does sound very pleasant and relaxed, just as brunch places should be huh. And Port Melbourne has always been one of those suburbs that I enjoy visiting, whether it's for food or not. Good stuff. And hey hey the past few times I visited your blog, I had to refresh it a number of times before the "comment" button finally turned up. I'm not sure why. But thought I should let you know anyway and hopefully it's just me facing this problem.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

winston: yeah theres something about port melbourne thats calming although parking there is a hassle on the main street. yes, i recently joined nuffnangx and installed some javascript, i have taken it off so hopefully the comment box will work from now on.

iamthewitch said...

Look at the poached egg! It's really perfectly round! I wonder how they did it! So pretty..

Sean said...

both dishes look deliciously hearty! and hey, we wanna see photos of the view too! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: well till next time!

iamthewitch: probably cling wrap?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

So healthy! And so cute la the round poached egg!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: where got healthy haha..i guess maybe somewhat healthier to bak kut teh or curry laksa..

Melissa Brickman said...

This is what I miss when I moved from my apartment in Melbourne. If not for the faulty building maintenance in Melbourne, I'd still be enjoying these. Sigh.