Batch in East St Kilda has been a stalwart of the Carlisle St brunching strip for quite a few years now. And for good reason… those Kiwis were onto something from the beginning. Brunch-goers far and wide flock to sample their much adored and famed avocado and feta mash, with its subtle hint of olive oil, lemon and mint.
Having sampled this dish several times, I decided to go for the corn fritters with feta, tomato and avocado salsa. I’m normally reticent about ordering corn fritters anywhere, as my standards for this particular dish are very very high. I like a high corn to batter/flour ratio, and most cafes just don’t measure up in this way. Batch does a good job in this regard, though the dish needed something to bridge the fritters together with the salsa.
My brunching confidante had poached eggs with avocado and feta (seriously, this cafe should come to be known colloquially as Avocado and Feta), and though she said the mash was oversalted, she was pretty satisfied.
The coffee here is good, not great. Solid.
As we’ve been on a brunch hiatus over the new year period, we regretfully forgot to photograph our dishes, so in honour of Batch’s predilection for avos, here’s a photo of one just for you.
The Brew: 7
The Grub: 7.5
The Mood: 7
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