Galleon Cafe, St Kilda, Melbourne

Type of food: Breakfast/brunch and Australian café

My first impressions of Melbourne were cold and very rainy. The weather surprised me as, being from the UK, I thought Melbourne was always warm and sunny. I have since spoken to some Australian friends who said that you really can get four seasons in one day in Melbourne!

Anyway, we stayed at a nearby hotel in St Kilda for a business trip and fancied somewhere different to the hotel for breakfast. So we popped into the Galleon Café at 7.15 in the morning and it was the perfect place for a couple of people who were still a little bleary eyed and just waking up. The rainy day just added to the mood and ambience.  

We had poached eggs on multigrain sourdough toast – simple, but delicious and cooked perfectly and it saw me through until lunchtime. They also serve good coffee and a nice selection of teas. We went to the Galleon twice and boringly had poached eggs on toast on both occasions. However, I did notice that they had a great choice of breakfasts, including vegetarian options. I also loved the decor (painted murals and colourful tables – reminded me of cafes in Brighton in the UK) and appreciated the free wifi.

If I were to return to St Kilda and if I could have a leisurely breakfast at a later time, I would definitely love to try something different. Perhaps the truffled eggs with goats cheese and spinach on toast, a dream veggie breakfast but too much for me at 7.15 in the morning 🙂

Galleon Café
9 Carlisle Street
St Kilda
Victoria. 3182
Tel: +61 3 9534 8934
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 07.00 – 17.30
Typical cost per person: Up to $20

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