Situated in the Glass Factory on Vulture Street, West End newcomer Morning After recently opened its doors to the peeps of the 4101.
Their mantra is “enjoy the night before, indulge the morning after” and that is exactly what you shall do when you dine with the new West End local. With long glass windows and natural light beaming into the fresh, urban earthy toned interior, you’ll be wide awake and ready to take on your day. The vibe is urban-chic but still holds on to that West End community feeling.
The food at Morning After isn’t what you’d find on a standard café menu. Each dish flirts with your senses thanks to the dazzling, carefully crafted elements. FYI you can get breakfast carbonara, which is apparently offensive to Italians but a compliment to your morning after. Literally. Whoever thought of making a pasta dish for breakfast is pure genius in my eyes.
The breakfast carbonara comes with papardelle, 63 degree hens eggs, field mushrooms, guanciale and pecorino romano. Drool. It doesn’t stop there. With plenty of super fun and playful dishes, there’s something on the menu to suit the fussiest foodie.
With influences from Europe, Asia and America, Morning After’s menu will send your taste buds around the world. Being of Greek heritage, owner Yianni Passaris wanted to pay tribute to his people by dedicating his Sunday’s to providing West End with yiro. If you’ve never experienced a Greek yiro before, you are living a sheltered life and you need to try one ASAP. With three different yiro options including the traditional chicken and lamb, Yianni even went for an Asian inspired tempura prawn.
With a selection of two boutique Australian coffee beans to choose from with either a fruity or creamy flavour, the West End newbie has you covered for the morning after. Or, if in true 4101 style you want to cure last nights headache with a finely crafted glass of red, white or sparkling you can sip on a small selection of fine wines from around the world. There’s no shame in that. We’ve all been there.
The cafe is corporate and casual friendly with its range of seating options. If you’re on the go, you can enjoy your coffee and have a read of the newspaper on one of the high benches which looks out onto Vulture Street. Or if you want to take your time and chill out with your peeps you can slip into one of Morning After’s booths and have a chitchat.
Playful food + fresh natural light + good coffee = a spring in my step the morning after.
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