Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Operator 25 was named after the history of the building, it was the first Melbourne Telephone Exchange Building back in early 1900s. Operator 25 has been around for quite some time now and manage to maintain it's popularity even though there are numerous competitors around. Head chef Felipe Guedes and Executive chef Valerie Fong (ex Bacash) changes the menu every seasons and they takes the menu seriously. They pride them self in using the freshest local produce every seasons. The most popular menu is Balinese Marinated Pork and has been there since the very beginning, I personally love it. Especially with the super crunchy sweet potato wedges but recently they changed the menu at it's not a burger anymore. They changed it to a formal pork belly with the same Balinese marinate. Lately, I have been seeing their Matcha crumpets floating through instagram.

Since it's the new seasons, I and girleatsmelbourne decided to have brunch and since we both have something else to do later on in the city, we went straight to Operator 25. I arrived on a weekdays around 11am and I got table right away.

Matcha Crumpets with poached pears, macerated berries, kaya sauce, mango and lychee pearls ($18) was presented beautifully. They taste it self was pretty good. The sweet kaya sauce balanced out the popping jelly perfectly and the poached fruits brings a nice touch to the dish. 

Five Spiced Duck Leg on onion puree, pan fried Asian greens, shitake mushrooms and XO juice ($22). The duck was well made, crispy on the outside but not so tender on the inside. Onion puree was smooth, flavourful as well as the Asian greens, shitake mushrooms and XO juice.

Thai Milk Tea Sago - Thai red tea sago, honeydew, rock melon, coconut and condensed milk foam ($12) was pretty refreshing but a touch sweeter would be nice.

Coffee is another winning point at Operator 25, my skinny cappuccino comes with the right temperature, smooth and lovely.

Overall, it was a good food, good coffee and good companion. I'm looking forward for the next season menu at Operator 25, I'll be back.

Operator25 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-4pm

Operator 25
25 Wills St
Melbourne, VIC 3000