We stumbled upon Stovetop after trying to get into a cafe nearby which had a wait time of an hour, which is a common problem on a Saturday morning in Melbourne. Stovetop had no lines, and the friendly staff sat us down in a light filled/instagram ready cafe with lots of greenery and light-wood furniture.
After perusing the delicious sounding menu, which had lots of vegan and veggie options, we decided on the below.
An amazingly indulgent and yummy Golden Gaytime milkshake, which we would order again in a heartbeat! Sweet, cold and creamy – a proper old school milkshake with a twist!
The NEW ZEALAND KING SALMON which included: dry brined & smoked king salmon, potato latke, goats cheese creme, pastrami cure, salmon pearls, poached egg, dill herb salad. We loved this dish – it was deceptively hearty and the potato, goats cheese and salmon went together like a dream.
The ZUCCHINI & RICOTTA FRITTERS which also included crushed avocado, persian fetta, dukkah crumbed egg, chilli and rye toast. I was told that the dukkah crumbed egg was awesome, and that it was pretty cool that it was included in the dish without having to pay extra for it, which seems to be a sad trend in Melbourne cafes this days. In fact, this dish included smashed avo, a poached egg and fritters, and it was only $16.50! Great value!
Lastly, we ordered : CHIA PUDDING, which was vegan and included toasted coconut, granola, dragon fruit, lychee, fresh berries, agave. Seriously, this dish looked beautiful and was probably the prettiest out of all of them. So fresh and healthy, but still filling with all that granola, chia and fruit. This dish was also great value at only $10.50
We were so happy that we found Stovetop – the food was delicious, the staff lovely, atmosphere buzzing, and the place was filled with light and perfect for food photography. Also, the food was such great value – we left feeling like we had a gorgeous brunch at a reasonable price, which isn’t something that happens often in Melbourne.