There’s a distinct rustic charm of A Boy Named Sue that’s making it become a firm local favourite in the North-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Just under an hours’ drive from the city center, the family owned restaurant is the kind of place where you would want to relax on the weekend whilst escaping the hustle and bustle. The restaurant also features a large outdoor patio dining on the front and side, with various sized tables decked in red and white checkered cloths and mismatched chairs.
Whilst the restaurant is known for its wood fired pizzas, they also offer a decent brunch menu. It might be small but includes favourites like the French Brioche, Homemade Muesli and an interestingly named ‘Suck eggs‘ (pictured). The latter is essentially two poached eggs with sourdough soldiers, roast garlic, chilli oil, goats cheese with optional house cured beetroot gravlax salmon. Sounds like a bit of a mouthful but it’s absolutely fantastic.
Right across the road is also St Andrews Markets, which is open every Saturday and features lots of local art and craft, produce and on my last visit, there was also some dancing. Weekend markets and good food… I’d say that’s a pretty damn good combination!
French brioche with poached seasonal fruits, whipped marscapone
Homemade muesli w/ nuts, honey, seasonal fruits, yoghurt
A Boy Named Sue
87 Burns St
St Andrews, VIC 3761
St Andrews Market
Open Saturdays 8am – 2pm
Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road
St Andrews VIC 3761