As far as eggswithsides is concerned, a Melbourne brunching venue couldn’t come from better pedigree than our perennial fave, St Kilda’s The Galleon. So upon spotting some familiar faces from the ‘Gall on our first visit to Truman in Albert Park, our expectations and appetites skyrocketed.
Positioned on the thoroughfare of Kerferd Road, the endless stream of cars whizzing past makes for a slightly flustered outdoor dining experience and one best indulged in only if you have a canine sidekick out for breakfast with you. But once indoors, Truman holds a pleasant charm.
There’s a huge menu, with well-conceived breakfast choices including chipotle baked beans, rosemary roasted mushrooms and a haloumi brekky featuring a pumpkin, leek and sesame-seed smash. The standard sweet option of french toast is livened up by honeycomb and candied pistachios to accompany it. We tried the corn fritters and the “truman brekkie” of scrambled eggs, hash, relish and avo. Both were great meals and good value portion sizes. The coffee was spot-on, and whilst not the most intimate place, Truman has a lovely vibe. We’ll be back.
The Brew: 8
The Grub: 8
The Mood: 7.5