You know you're in Melbourne once you've eaten breakfast or brunch out, more than dinner.
Madame Sousou is a Parisian cafe/restaurant on busy Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. They have an amazing breakfast menu which stretches from housemade toasted fruit and nut museli to baked eggs with basque style tomato sauce, chorizo and fresh mints. I adored the alfresco street seating and gorgeous French decor indoors.
Interior Parisian decor
My English breakfast tea was served on a pretty vintage tea tray. And good tea, it was.
English breakfast tea
Zen's big breakfast was a gourmet adventure. We appreciated the artfully cooked double smoked bacon which had crispy edges but was not overdone and the scrumptious array of organic sausages, housemade hashbrown, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and ciabatta toast. I was green with envy until my zucchini and sweet corn fritters arrived. Topped with Tasmanian smoked salmon, avocado salsa and chive creme fraiche and served with a side of rocket, the flavours were so well refined and simply delicious.
The Sousou big breakfast
Zucchini and sweet corn fritters
On the street
231 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria
Phone: +61 3 9417 0400