When I saw a photo of Legacy‘s pink doughnuts, I knew I had to make changes to a weekend brunch plan (Luckily, everyone was more than happy with the suggestion). The thing is, when we arrived at Legacy, we were blown away by our dishes – not to mention the portions were quite sizeable – that we didn’t end up eating any!
Legacy is located at the southern end of Camberwell Rd (away from the junction) and is the latest venture from the same owner of another local favourite, Collective Espresso. It was certainly a different feeling walking inside the cafe – the exposed light red brick interiors extending from part of the floor to the front bench and central communal table is something not commonly seen in many eateries and gives the place a sense of calmness.
Instead of separating its menu offerings into breakfast or lunch, Legacy offers just a single food menu and an extensive beverage selection – including coffees, milkshakes and raw superfood smoothies. Healthier breakfast items dominate the menu, including the likes of Acai and Dragonfruit bowls (‘Power Bowl’) and the Mango and Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding, however there are also some heartier options like the Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
Visually, the dishes are stunning and taste just as good as it looks. If you’re looking for a cafe that offers healthier breakfast alternatives, look no further than Legacy.*
*I’m sure the pink doughnut can’t beat my Acai bowl
‘Little somethin’ somethin” mini acai granola, mini croissant, mini smashed avocado with egg, mini croissant and orange juice ($18)
The perfect breakfast spread for anyone indecisive, the beautiful breakfast board consists of mini versions of some of Legacy’s signature dishes. The mini acai granola is essentially a smaller sized ‘Power Bowl’, whilst the smashed avocado is a small version of their ‘Avocado Feta Mash’. Whilst I loved the smashed avocado, the best part of this dish would have to be the acai granola. The combination of coconut yoghurt and acai berry is simply sublime, whilst the granola was crisp with a slight sweetness.
Power Bowl (Option of Dragonfruit or Acai) with house made coconut yoghurt, strawberries, blueberries, banana, chia seeds, granola and hazelnut crumb ($16)
Mango and Vanilla Chia seed pudding with edible flowers, strawberries and toasted coconut ($13)
Poached eggs on toast with kaiser bacon ($10 + $4.5 for bacon)
347 Camberwell Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
http://legacycamberwell.com.au (website under construction)