While this Melbourne trip was filled with lots of new foodie discoveries, I kept up my tradition of visiting Madame Sousou every time I'm in town. I haven't written about this favourite in a while so thought I'd share with you their recent menu changes.
Madame Sousou is a Parisian cafe/bistro on bustling Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. I love it's flirty charm, luxurious decor and warm character. I still have never had dinner here but the breakfast menu has always been to-die-for.
After a quick glance of the new menu, I was relieved to find that their classics like the scrumptious big breakfast was still on the menu. For $18, one feasts on eggs any style with double smoked bacon, paprika sausage, potato roesti, slow roasted tomato and mushrooms with toasted sourdough.
As usual, we have our tea and coffee. I can never help but feel slightly pampered with my loose leaf earl grey tea being served in a gorgeous silver tea set. And like always, it was top-notch.
New items on the menu focus more on the cafe's French roots with indulgent items such as pain perdu (toasted broiche with cinnamon sugar, vanilla poached pear and fromage frais) and crepes (filled with fresh banana with chocolate and hazelnut sauce or filled with raspberry jam and served with fromage frais) tempting those with a sweet tooth.
Zen has the oeufs van dieman which is poached eggs on English muffin with Tasmanian smoked salmon and tarragon hollandaise sauce ($15) and I opt for the new savoury French crepe which is filled with a luscious combination of smoked salmon, creamed spinach and bechamel sauce ($18). It was a little on the saltier side of things, I think partially because of the generous chunks of smoked salmon encased in these two tight parcels, but the flavours were rich and bold and simply divine.
So the prices aren't really suitable for those on a budget but if you're after breakfast with a zing, then Madame Sousou is the cafe to be at.
231 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Phone: (03) 9417 0400