It’s been difficult to venture far from the Fitzroy hood lately – there’s too much going on within walking distance to bother travelling further. However, my recent fantastic experience repairing a bike at the BikeShed at Ceres reminded me how much I like East Brunswick and I resolved to finally try the French toast at Gingerlee. If 2007 was the year of baked eggs, 2008 was the year of avant garde French toast – it’s now everywhere!

gingerlee3 breakfast at Gingerlee on Lygon St

Words and Flavours reviews several examples of French toast including the Gingerlee Syrian french toast (above) with orange blossom water, honey labne (which tastes suspiciously like the King Island Dairy honey and cinnamon yogurt), rhubarb and pistachio.

I conclude that it is as wonderful as every review claims it to be. My friend had the tagine of baked beans with coriander and yogurt (much loved by Where’s the Beef?), which was also delicious because I begged for a taste.

gingerlee2 breakfast at Gingerlee on Lygon St

The coffee is very good and it’s a shame therefore that Gingerlee is not in Fitzroy!

gingerlee1 breakfast at Gingerlee on Lygon St

breakfast at Gingerlee on Lygon St

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