Being our local, it was inevitable that we would end up eating at Code Black again sooner or later! This time it was because we had friends staying with us and wanted to show them Melbourne in all of its foodie and specialty coffee glory.
They were busy on a Saturday and though we got a table there weren’t any chairs with a back for those of us who need a bit of extra support. One of the staff members went above and beyond, disappearing and returning with a chair with a back, despite the packed out restaurant. It’s safe to say the whole table was impressed at the service we received.
While pondering the menu we ordered coffees. Our first coffee tasted great, but was rather lacking in presentation. Our second coffees were back up to the standard we expected of Code Black, both in flavour and appearance.
Our meals came out in a reasonable amount of time and the staff retained their friendly and upbeat service. First up was a sweet option, crumpets served with ricotta and berries. This was a nice balance of sweet and tart, complemented by the creamy ricotta. The crumpet was light with a good crunch.We also sampled a seasonal fruit salad with yogurt and honey. There a mountain of fruit and it was a fresh and light way to start the day.
Finally, a little more of the ridiculous – coffee glazed bacon, coffee infused egg on a toastie with a potato salad on the side. Don’t panic if you’re not keen on coffee, the flavour was slight and not really noticeable. The bacon was to die for and the toastie creamy, crunchy and a little oozy around the edges, just how we like them!
The coffee and food at Code Black is seriously impressive, even on busy weekend mornings and the service even better on this occasion