How many of us can say that?
Streat is a social enterprise that kicked off in Melbourne in 2008 using it's cafes, catering kitchen and coffee roastery to train and mentor homeless and disadvantaged youth for careers in hospitality. That such a thing even exists is more than fabulous, but that the food and coffee is so damn good that you would go there anyway, is pure magic.
I have been a fan since I first moved into the area of the Flemington cafe. We always buy our ground coffee for home use from Streat and have had excellent food on the rare occasion we go out for breakfast. I decided to write this review after noticing that there weren't any recent blog posts on Urbanspoon and despite the fact that it has a 92% rating it is never as full as it should be given the quality.
We started with coffees
Deciding what to eat here is always a challenge- the options all sound so delicious. I debated for a long time over whether to go sweet- brioche and strawberry french toast with white chocolate and pistachio ganache and strawberry and basil coulis- sounds so good!
But ended up with a savoury choice of 'Breakfast in Bagel'
The Bookworm had 'Breakfast in Bengal'
The service was friendly, and efficient. When you consider that there might be new staff in training you don't mind waiting for food, but honestly we never have waited long for anything here and the staff have always been well-presented and friendly.
And of course we picked up a bag of coffee to take home.
As we left we saw the most amazing looking Pork Belly sliders making their way to a table. I think I might have to return for lunch soon.