On a recent Friday I had a delicious breakfast of corn and capsicum pancakes with chilli hollandaise at Chef’s Edge cafe on Wellington St in Collingwood, which is also a kitchenware shop and a knife sharpener that does breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as fantastic coffee. I’ll be back soon. As Ed at Tomatom recently observed, the Collingwood area has a vibrant food culture. I have to agree.

chefsedge3 breakfast at Chef's Edge cafe, Wellington St Collingwood

While I have lots of good things to say about social media, I also recognise its shortcomings. It’s anarchic, arbitrary and inconsistent. With no organising structure or principle the content it creates provides an incomplete view of the world (but that is equally true of highly organised commercial media).

chefsedge1 breakfast at Chef's Edge cafe, Wellington St Collingwood

When I eat at a brilliant place like Chef’s Edge and cannot find a single food blog review of it (it has been reviewed by the Age and Three Thousand), I recognise that this is an oversight that should be addressed immediately. Food bloggers: you’re missing out if you don’t try Chef’s Edge!

chefsedge2 breakfast at Chef's Edge cafe, Wellington St Collingwood

breakfast at Chef’s Edge cafe, Wellington St Collingwood

6 thoughts on “breakfast at Chef’s Edge cafe, Wellington St Collingwood

  • 12 October 2009 at 9:07 am
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    I’ll be there as quick as I can! Especially if I can get my knife sharpened while I eat.

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  • 12 October 2009 at 10:39 am
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    I highly approve of corn-reated pancake/fritter/etc. things! looking forward to trying it (didn’t realise they did food until I walked past it again recently and saw people lolling about in chairs outside).

    also, did you see Penny Modra’s playful(?) jab at food bloggers in one of the Sunday Age (urgh) supplements yesterday? might’ve been in the review of IMAP (the thing in the City Library as part ofr Fridnge), from memory.

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    • 12 October 2009 at 11:06 am
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      Corn fritters are my current favourite for breakfast! The ones at Bebida, Shire and Madame Sousou are also excellent.

      I no longer buy any newspapers, and never got the Sunday fluff, so I remain happliy unaware of Modra’s views on food blogs.

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  • 12 October 2009 at 1:33 pm
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    Thanks for the tip! Just around the corner from my house too. The decor reminds me a lot of The Corner Shop at North Fitzroy. Jetsetting Joyce

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    • 12 October 2009 at 4:39 pm
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      My aren’t we petty and inane? I read newspapers that are provided in cafes. I never bought the Sunday paper and no longer buy any newspapers. Wow, that was complicated. Were you able to keep up?

      For readers wondering why Nadia bothered to make this comment, her email address is provided by Right Angle Studio, the publisher of Three Thousand, for which Modra also works. Given that neither Andrew nor I have said anything about Modra here, other than that she wrote an article in the Age, it seems an overreaction on Nadia’s part to leap to her defence.

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