When entertaining interstate visitors I think carefully about where to take them to eat. I want them to enjoy their meal but also to be impressed with the environment and the experience, especially if it is something that they are unlikely to easily find at home.
I recently took a visiting family member to Shifty Chevre for breakfast. It’s somewhere I like to go and I have always enjoyed my visits there. It’s good to see it surviving and continuing to offer great food and service. It’s also interesting to see how it has changed over time. On my first visit a croque monsieur was $6. It’s now $14.
At the time it seemed like an unsustainable bargain and now the prices are more reflective of those elsewhere. They must have realised they were undercharging and that must have been unprofitable. I don’t begrudge such changes. I appreciate that they worked it out before they went under.
On to the food. My relative had the haloumi and smoked salmon, which she thought was spectacular, and I had the bacon sandwich, which contains a huge mushroom that is difficult to see from the photo below. It was perfectly delicious. Having been open about two and a half years now, I hope Shifty Chevre becomes a Brunswick St veteran.