Become a typical Melbournian by grabbing coffee and breakfast in the morning, although for me it is likely to be brunch/early lunch. Melbourne is well noted for its fabulous coffee joints usually tucked away somewhere with some gorgeous breakfast concoctions and it is really up to the individual to find their favourite haunts. Before I left on my aventure grande, I was invited out by Lady H to Dench Bakers, a neat little sort of place easily accessible by catching the 112 tram.
The menu? Simple and exhaustive…I always dislike lengthy menus with 1001 choice offerings…how can anyone choose appropriately? Dench cultivated a two page menu with specials offered on the board- perfect.
The portions were generous, the bread dense and filling, not overly sweet so we managed to avoid the cloying over-eating even though we struggled to finish everything, but we did it! And were well satisfied.
Unfortunately my one quip would be the lack lustre chai latte….it was watery and tepid and not all-together delicious, although I think Lady H was quite fond of her latte (second image above). Can’t always hope for fantastic chai lattes, few places do it well.
Dench Bakers is located at 109 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North.