Archie’s All Day delivers quite the delicious day-time feed, and if my last two brunch visits to the eatery were anything to go by, the night-time feed is also likely to wow.
My most recent visit to the Fitzroy eatery took place almost a year after the first. During my first visit, it wasn't just the overall cafe experience that left quite the impression but also the dish that I had ordered. So much so that I ended up ordering the same dish again!
On paper, the combination of the crispy poached eggs and mushroom on toast sounds like a match made in heaven, with everything else serving as bells and whistles. Turns out, the enoki mushrooms blend into the backdrop of flavours, while the tangy, spicy kimchi and sensationally fragrant sesame dressing take centre stage alongside the delicate crunch of the crispy poached eggs. And let’s not forget the ooze of the spot on-poached eggs. Balance is key in this dish given the punchy flavour of the kimchi and I found that I had a bit too much on my plate during visit number two.
Archie’s, we shall meet again some evening soon.
- Crispy poached eggs - with daikon kim-chi, edamame, enoki mushrooms, roasted sesame dressing and sourdough toast.
- Salad of roasted cauliflower - with salted zucchini, golden raisins, mint, quinoa and tahini.
Archie's All Day
189 Gertrude St,
(03) 9417 0066