Cafe Rosamond Smith St Fitzroy

Cafe Rosamond is a hole-in-the-wall cafe housed in literally two small rooms, and at 10am on a sunny weekday morning I discovered that many of the artsy skinny-jeans crowd of Fitzroy/Collingwood (who are these lucky people? what do they do for a living?) had cosied themselves into the wooden school chairs and small tables.

Cafe Rosamond Smith St Fitzroy

Looking for a substantial feed in the short and sweet breakfast menu, my choice was homemade beans and feta with toast ($11). The plate served up a large heap of fragrant beans spiked with rosemary sprigs and bay leaves, garnished with mint so fresh you could smell it from the next table. The dish was let down by the frigid crumbled feta – its just-pulled-out-of-the-fridge temperature created an unpleasant contrast to the rest of the warming dish.  Otherwise, some good beans.

Cafe Rosamond Smith St Fitzroy

Update 22 April 2010: Cafe Rosamond has just started hosting dessert only Thursday nights with dessert maestro Pierre Roelofs. Read a review of the evening here.

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