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The Verdict

While there’s something comforting about swinging by your local breakfast institute on a Sunday morning for a plate of smashed av and a skinny cap, there’s also something infinitely better about sitting down with a fresh stack of corn fritters and a breakfast cocktail at Fairfield’s Two Fat Monks in Fairfield. Let us repeat that last bit for you: breakfast cocktail.

The decor screeaams Melbourne with its polished cement floors, soft wooden trimmings, classic subways tiles and hanging greenery. In terms of comfort and dining space, this venue is taking out the gong because you could swing a full grown tortoise shell tabby over your head without hitting another patron.

Two Fat Monks boasts not one but two jam-packed menus, but let’s start with brekkie. Turn up in the morning and you can treat your buds to modern twists on old classics like the Twisted Up Avocado Smash with avocado, basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta and poached eggs, or the Mushroom Benedict with toasted brioche, poached eggs, mushrooms, vincotto, truffled hollandaise and goat’s feta.

Image credit: Two Fat Monks


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