Citrus Cured Salmon Tartare, 19AUD
Blogging on another brunch place called Twenty & Six Espresso. This is a 'healthier' cafe option, perfect for the overly concerned. Today's brunch partner was Lisa, one of my cheerful course-mate. She chose to order the Citrus Cured Salmon Tartare with braised beetroot, fennel, radish salad, horseradish cream, toast and a poached egg. I guess the salmon mix was supposed to be eaten in bruschetta form. So healthy, so pretty, so yummy, except for the beetroot. I mean.. I get that beetroot ultimately healthy, but isn't that one of the worst natural creation ever?
Almond Dukkah Coated Cauliflower Salad, 16AUD
My type of vegetables as you know it, are ones with lesser leafy greens. Cauliflower and broccoli are one of my favourite green under the fibre options of the food pyramid. I've been sourcing for almond dukkah to roast my cauliflower at home ever since I tried this dish of theirs. So far, I couldn't find almond dukkah anywhere. I might result in making that dukkah myself!
I love how the cauliflower was roasted with almond dukkah to perfection. The cauliflower turned out brownish, more savoury and crunchy. With that, smoked eggplant, chickpeas, pickled radish, almonds, goats' cheese, pomegranate and various herbs were mixed to form this colourful plate. I love the combination but could definitely do with leaving out the pickled radish.
Me and Lisa
We were one of the earlier ones, hence the quiet setting. By noon, the place started to get busier. The photo of the indoor dining area was taken when we left.
They have an outdoor cozy dining backyard, indoor area as well as seats right in front of the restaurant. All in all, I find Twenty & Six Espresso a cozy restaurant and I enjoyed the food options that we order.
Twenty & Six Espresso
594 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3051
Tel: +(61) 03 9329 0298
Wed to Fri: 7.30am-3.30pm
Sat to Sun:8am-3.30pm