Fandango is a popular brunch destination in North Melbourne, and just several stops away from Queen Victoria Market. Although it didn’t look particularly fancy on the outside, the cafe served one of the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever had. It’s a some distance away from the heart of the city, so the neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, but still easy to get to. Just take Tram 57 towards West Maribyrnong from the city (and vice versa), and alight at the Errol Street/Queensberry Street stop. Take note that it’s closed on Mondays. Looking forward to coming back here again to try out the coffee and other dishes!
– General Review –
- Service: 8.5/10
Friendly service. Apparently, the cafe is especially busy on Saturdays, where there’ll be plenty of people waiting to be seated, so be sure to get here earlier.
- Servicescape: 8.3/10
Small but quaint, and exuded a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Quiet location as well, but not too far away from the middle of the city. The cafe felt a little traditional and worn out, but the place is brightly lit and cozy. Apparently there were seats at the back as well, and outdoor seats under the shade also available.
- Non-smoking area: Seats are indoors and smoke-free, but outdoor seats available too.
- Vegetarian dishes: Yes, several vegetarian dishes available.
- Price range: $$ (AU$13 – $17 for most main dishes.)
Overall Rating: 8.6/10
– Food Experience –
The chai latte was decent, even though it tasted a little too diluted in my opinion. Went really well with honey to sweeten up the drink!
2) Pesto Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms:
An incredible dish, and by far my favorite from Fandango. A generous serving of scrambled eggs which wasn’t dry at all, and had bits of minced garlic in it. The toasted tomato was fresh and wasn’t too sour, while the mushrooms were well-cooked (ordered as a side). The sourdough was a little tough and required some effort to cut though. However, the overall dish wasn’t too salty, and portion served was just right.
3) Beetroot Eggs with Mushrooms:
Consisted of thick beetroot and fetta relish to spread on the sourdough, and added mushrooms as a side. The dish came with two well-poached eggs, and topped with some fresh and healthy spinach. I didn’t think it was as good as the Pesto Scrambled Eggs, but it was still delicious nonetheless.
Contact number: +61 3 9329 0693
Operating hours: Tues – Sat: 7.30am – 3pm
Sun – Mon & Public Holidays: Closed
Posted by: V