Dundas & Faussett, Albert Park, Melbourne
After a fun and exhausting morning of badminton over at MSAC, we found ourselves in need of a recharge. And we got exactly that at Albert Park eatery Dundas & Faussett, filling up with some yum brunch.
When in doubt go to where the locals go. Dundas & Faussett was easily the busiest eatery in this neighbourhood. We took it as a sure sign that it would be a goodie. There’s a big outdoor section which would have been perfect for catching some afternoon rays, but as we were a big group we didn’t have too much choice. A big table at the back but ended up perfect.
The menu at Dundas & Faussett is eclectic to say the least. As well as the usual brunch options there’s a lot of Asian influences. Stir-fry, Japanese okonomiyaki, even satay chicken – this place does a bit of everything. Not sure what ends up being good but I ordered what I felt like and that was two things. Luckily I had a friend to share, so I wasn’t being too greedy.
Lighting speed! The food from Dundas & Faussett came so fast. We had anticipated it might be a bit slow with 7 people but they were so quick. Thing one: eggs benedict – good but nothing too out of the ordinary. Nice hollandaise, nice bacon, egg that tasted like it should. It was a good serve of one of my favourite brunch things without being too much more.
Thing two: I loved the ricotta hotcakes. This was a huge serve and I can’t imagine how one person would eat this all, let alone half. It’s all quite sugary but if you’re a toffee type of person you’ll really enjoy the syrup like me. Bit of fruit take away some of the guilt but don’t doubt this is a delicious way to make up some earned calories.