Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hairy Canary, Little Collins St, Melbourne
Sunday 20 January, 2008
This place became our regular hang out last year. So, this year we had to return just once.
Hidden away on Little Collins St this major find is located up a discreet set of stairs. It offers a small open balcony area and long thin bar & dining space that is open all day.
As they so aptly state on their promotional material,
Our passion and commitment to the industry will be reflected in every aspect; from our impeccable friendly service, unique menu, sublime coffee to our extensive selection of Australian and European wines and beverages.
We will always welcome you, whether it's an early bird breakfast, busy lunch or a meeting place for friends. There will always be people sipping coffee or enjoying a glass of wine over a conversation. Our aim is to create a gathering place for all to enjoy the sights, sounds and ambiance.
We draw inspiration, direction and style from the rich fabric of our combined cultures, with a flare of the Latin 'joie de vivre'. The extensive design and fit-out express our need for a subtle, sophisticated yet simple environment that captures a timeless mood; whilst still creating pockets of interest, with bright splashes of colour and original art works. It can seduce and envelope you with its warmth and friendliness.
This morning we arrived and kicked off with a round of much needed coffee. The coffee is great so we immediately ordered some more. Whilst I was tempted to order Eggs in Purgatory, I caved and ordered their eggs benedict. This was fabulous with thick creamy hollandaise drizzled over two poached eggs, salty jamon and a decent dollop of spinach on two small pieces of ciabata. My brunch buddy ordered the eggs in purgatory with spiced crumbled fetta and wasn't disappointed.
We could have stayed for hours but the tennis beckoned. Hairy Canary is perfect for breakfast, brunch or cocktails!
Hairy Canary - 212 Little Collins St, Melbourne - (03) 9654 2471