Seated in the quiet side of North Melbourne, the first thing you will notice once you enter this cafe in Errol Street, you will realize how busy this cafe can be and on a typical weekend like Sunday, be expected to wait in a line inside the cafe for a seat. Well, of course, if you are going there alone or in a pair, chances are you will get a seat quicker than the bigger groups! The next thing you will notice is that the barista is always working non-stop grinding fresh coffee beans on the spot and brewing coffees. Well, that makes sense, they were rated the best cafe in 2013!
The very first thing that mesmerized me and is still rated really good in my list is the latte they serve there. The taste simply tells you that it is of good grade even if you are not a hard core fan of coffee. I’m not a big fan of coffee but I like the latte here and I don’t mind going back for more!
Next, comes the food, they serve all-day-breakfast. In a short list of menu and specials of the day, It can turn out to be pretty tough choices to make! My choice of breakfast on my very first visit was Glenora Farm baby cos with coddled egg dressing, chicken & duck terrine, Grana Padano and a poached egg from the menu. The moment I sink my first bite into the mixture of chicken and duck terrine, I was definitely convinced that it is worth the title of Melbourne’s best cafe in 2013 with The Age Good Cafe Guide awards. With the poached egg at the side, it just makes the perfect salad that I had in Auction Rooms.
I am not afraid to tell everyone that I went back to Auction Rooms again for my lunch the very next day! This is how I cherish my short stay in Melbourne. If it’s really good, just go back for more! Even if I had to walk on foot to City Elizabeth station to take the tram 57 and alighting at stop 12. Auction Rooms cafe is just round the corner, you won’t miss the Errol street’s sign as well.
On my second visit there, I tried their special of the day which was the duck meat burger, the bread was so spongy and the duck meat was so tasty that I knew I will miss that place when I’m back in Singapore. I can even tell you right now that whenever I look back at these pictures, it took me a minute to stop myself from drooling further on.
Auction Rooms cafe? A definite must go when you are in Melbourne. You will love this cafe for its latte and the food!