The Lawson Grove Shop

October 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm (Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee, South Yarra, Victoria)

There is something very endearing about The Lawson Grove Shop.  Located in the basement of an art deco apartment block in a quiet South Yarra cul de sac, this cafe/general store is local favourite.  With its no-fuss interior, eclectic furniture and boxes full of toys at-the-ready, it is a relaxed, family-friendly spot for a lazy weekend brunch.

Coffee from the La Marzocco was a good start.  Gravity’s 6 Degrees Darker blend lent itself well to our flat whites; bold and smooth, quite sweet with a chocolate finish.

The Shop’s menu showcase’s fresh, seasonal produce, with items ranging from simple favourites to some that are more adventurous.  S opted for a simple breakfast of eggs, bacon and spinach on gluten free toast.  Always a good sign when the basics are done well.

For Auntie, silky baba ganoush with poached eggs and crumbled fetta on crusty sourdough.

I went out on a limb and opted for the chipotle scramble; creamy scrambled eggs laced with smoky chili, served on sourdough with avocado and cheese.  All agreed that this was definitely the stand-out.

Tempted by the variety of house-baked treats on display, we tried one of the berry and almond muffins; beautifully fluffy and delicious served warm.

Knowing me well, S also got me gingerbread baby :P

It’s lucky that I don’t live in South Yarra because it would just be too easy to end up at The Lawson Grove Shop most weekends.

 
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