Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

European is a classic cafe and has been open for a long time. The food mainly inspired by French, Spanish and Italian cuisine with an Australian twist.

It's been a very long time since I visited European, I used to come here a lot before all the fancy innovative brunch spots decide to pop up in Melbourne. The European seemed to be occupied with an older laid back crowd. The cafe has a small outdoor area and a more spacious indoor area. It was decorated with dark wood furnitures, classic decoration and dim lighting with a bar.

I order my regular skinny cappuccino just like usual, it was decent and served on the right temperature with the classic presentations.

Corn & Manchego fritter - chorizo & fried egg ($14.5). The egg was well cooked, fritters are pretty tasty but a little bit dry. The chorizo is the star of the plate.

Petuna Salmon - potato blini & egg sunny side up ($21). This dish was pretty average, the potato blini was moist and the egg was well cooked.

Croque Madame - ham, gruyere, bechamel, egg & mustard toasted sandwich ($18.5). This is one of the classic dish and my mom's favourite. Somehow it's not as good as I remembered it to be.

Their service was a bit slow on a Saturday but to be fair they are busy. The letdown was they overcharge us by $9 and we just realised that when we are already at home so we decided to let it go rather than go back to the cafe. In term of the food, overall they were pretty decent. The brunch scene is very competitive nowadays, European have to continue maintaining their standards and creating new innovative dish to be able to compete.

The European Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 Monday-Thursday: 7am-12am
Friday: 7am-1am
Saturday: 7.30am-1am
Sunday: 7.30am-12am

161 Spring St
Melbourne, VIC 3000