The Brunch Diaries: Tall Timber Prahran
Megan McCarthy | On 24, Nov 2014
I only live just a few minutes from Tall Timber, which has become both a blessing and a curse. Â Although I may not be writing this review as a newbie to the cafÃ©, based on their amazing menu that delivers consistent quality I thought it would only be fair to include them in my collection of brunch reviews. Â
Essentially, Tall Timber is a health-conscious brunch enthusiastsâ€™ dream. You can almost guarantee that this yuppie-magnet is going to have a queue on the weekends, especially if itâ€™s sunny. With a quaint courtyardÂ that surrounds a garden of growing vegetables and herbs, itâ€™s definitely worth trying to snag a seat outside. The interior is also stunning with white crisp tiles and small plants of greenery throughout, although small, I think this intimate setting works well for the cafÃ©. With clatter of coffee cups and the hum of the espresso machine, the inside of the cafÃ© buzzes between the sounds of the staff doing their thing and the muffled conversations of the patrons catching up over a caffeine fix.
Open until 4:30pm, Tall Timber serves both breakfast and lunch; however, Iâ€™ve loved their breakfasts so much that I have yet to venture into the lunch portion of their menu. This is probably the first time Iâ€™ve ever managed to convince myself to order something different every time I eat at a favourite restaurant or cafÃ©, but at Tall Timber I have full faith that everything on their menu is going to be incredible. So far, I have yet to be disappointed.
The SautÃ©ed Kale, Asparagus, Green Beans and Poached Egg dish was delicious and salty without tasting like a heart attack on a plate. TheÂ Roast pumpkin bruschetta consisting of poached eggs, feta, hummus, and seed & nut dukkah on a quinoa loaf is another crowd pleaser- healthy, yet filling, and not to mention super tasty. I most recently tried the House Bircher with Poached Pear, which was nice, but I found to be a bit more acidic than I would have liked. However, my favorite dish so far has been a special I got one gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon, consisting of a piece of quinoa loaf topped with smashed peas, a poached egg, a hunk of goats cheese, prosciutto and lemon. Basically, this dish had everything that I could ever want in a breakfast and I wish I could re-live this food moment a million times over.
Sent from the brunch gods themselves, Tall Timber has a fantasticÂ and unique menu that has proven to beÂ consistently delicious. I will admit that sometimes the service can be on the slower side, but hey, this is understandable when theyâ€™ve got a full house and thereâ€™s a line of people eager to also get a table. Despite any long wait times Iâ€™ve experienced, the staff has always been really lovely so this doesnâ€™t really bother me. All in all, Tall Timber is a must-try for all Melbourne foodies- especially those that enjoy their eggs served with a twist!
Who:Â Tall Timber
Where: 60 Commercial Road, Prahran VICÂ
When:Â Mon-Fri 7am-4.30pm; Sat-Sun 7.30am-4.30pm