I first visited Fifty Acres just under a year ago and in addition to the delicious corn fritters I recall eating, the other thing I associated this cafe with was the distinctive grey washed walls and slanted wooden roof.
Flash forward a year later to last Sunday, I’m glad to say that this hasn’t changed and Fifty Acres still retains its beautiful decor with its marble bench top, wooden booths with grey seating and the neat row of pot plants embedded into the wall. Add in some furnishings that you might find at an art installation (a la the quirky lights), an abundance of natural light and a breakfast and lunch menu – overall, Fifty Acres is great place for a weekend brunch.
Big breakfast – scrambled eggs, mushrooms, toulouse sausage, bacon, croquette, grilled tomato and spinach leaves ($21)
The big breakfast at Fifty Acres certainly lives up to its name and you have a choice of how you want your eggs cooked. We went with the scrambled eggs and I personally prefer my scrambled eggs slightly underdone so it was right to my liking. Two other standout elements of the dish included the sausage which was flavoursome, juicy and not oily and the croquette, a nice twist from the traditional hash brown.
Dr Marty’s Crumpets with peanut butter, banana, dulce de leche and crumbled pistachio ($12)
When it comes to crumpets, Dr Marty’s can do no wrong. I was quite excited to try Fifty’s Acres’ take on this crumpet and was equally as impressed with the result. Whilst the combination of peanut butter, banana and dulce de leche isn’t a revolutionary concept – it is well executed and a lovely balance of flavours. The presentation and edible flowers is absolutely on point too.
65 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC, 3121