When the weekend rolls around, especially when it gets really cold in Melbourne, the majority of the city heads to the warmth of the big shopping centres to ease their aching bones. Once there, we tend to give in to the average chain cafes and food courts, accepting our ill-tasting food fate.
However, for those headed Highpoint-way, Jack B. Nimble is the perfect pit stop for a pre-shopping brunch. And in a quiet corner of Maidstone, tucked between the suburban offerings of a coin laundry and hot bread kitchen—who knew? I bet you didn't expect the surprising and delicate Japanese fusion of smoked hapuka, leek, and shitake omelette accompanied by kombu broth and bonito flakes.
The stand out for me was the dulce de leche french toast, deliciously subtle and not-too-sweet, paired with kiwi, pear and pomegranate as well as malt crumb and earl grey mascarpone. Kiwi and pear is incidentally now my favourite winter fruit go-to.
Regardless of whether you're in the area, this is one of those places you should probably travel to. Hey, the luring warmth of (knife)point is only a hop, skip and a jump away!