After some time exploring further afield we stayed closer to home to check out Foxtrot Charlie on Sydney road in Brunswick. In an urban area which is traditionally space-poor the huge space available at Foxtrot Charlie is quite a surprise when you walk in the door. Everything in the cafe is slick and polished, it’s modern with the quirky touches you’d expect from a Brunswick locale. We started with lattes. The beans are roasted in house and the brew has a rich and full bodied flavour. It flits to the edge of extraction but remains perfectly balanced. Starting the day with a coffee like this will definitely put you in a good mood.Our first choice from the menu was a toastie, cheesy with thick cut ham hock and coated in a beschemel sauce. This toastie is just cheesy, creamy and all round delicious. There’s no better way to describe it than heaven on a plate. If you’re a fan of a good hunk of meat and cheese for breakfast than you’ll enjoy this dish! Finally we tried the spelt and almond waffle, served with spiced strawberry and a sabayon cream. The flavour was nice without being overly sweet and the waffle was surprisingly light. Sabayon is a French take on a creamy custard, with just a little sweet wine and a light texture that goes perfectly with the waffles and fruit. Overall it was a lovely sweet option for breakfast.
Foxtrot Charlie do a lovely little breakfast and it’s worth poking your head in to take in the wonderful space as well as the beautiful coffee.