Espresso 155 (Invited)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Espresso 155 I taken the tram over to Espresso 155 on a particularly gray, chilly and quiet Melbourne morning. It took me around 30 minutes or so to arrive and thankfully, unlike the weather, the place had a very warm and vibrant vibe to it which was definitely ideal on this morning! The place was very spacious. It had high ceilings and white walls with plenty of light coming in from the large windows (despite the dreariness of the outside world that day!). There were beautiful clear vases of rainbow-petalled flowers and magnolias strewn about our table which added into the light atmosphere here. 

As my plus one had cancelled last minute, I came to this foodie event alone and I met some wonderful fellow foodies. We shared various restaurant suggestions and experiences over good coffee! I added a hefty number of places full of potential drool-worthy slash insta-worthy meals into my To Try list and I'm not sure how to get through it all!

Now, on to the food! Note - I've included several photos ordered by other bloggers but unfortunately my stomach just couldn't try or fit it all. Here's what I ordered, starting with Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Crumbled Ricotta. My poached eggs were served alongside roasted tomato, button mushrooms and sliced avocado. Besides the slightly hard and under-ripe avocado, everything else was cooked and seasoned to perfection. My eggs were beautifully warm and runny, and the roasted tomato was just absolutely oozing with a combination of sweetness and acidity! Wish I could've had the guts to order another tomato because it was just so fresh and delicious. The mushrooms too were cooked well, and was just bursting with flavour. The dish was by no means unique, but it certainly was done well!

Waffles with Butterscotch Syrup, Candied Pecans and Vanilla Mascarpone. After finishing the poached eggs, I was quite full at this stage. I didn't expect too much from these waffles based on its slightly lackluster appearance but it definitely exceeded my expectations. The waffle was fluffy and still had a little crisp to crust. The butterscotch syrup smelled nostalgic and brought back memories of being a child in the cinema! It was just the right dosage of sweetness that wasn't too punch-in-your-brain for breakfast which was perfect. The mascarpone wasn't very creamy and didn't have much flavour compared to the other mascarpone desert breakfasts I've had, but it certainly balanced the syrup, so that redeemed it. I wish they put a little more of those pecans because they added such a lovely contrast in texture to the whole overall dish! 

I definitely enjoyed my brunch experience over at Espresso 155. Each of the bloggers got a prettily decorated cupcake from the Sweet Forbidden Journey. Overall, the food over at Espresso 155 was cooked well, the company I had was fantastic and the staff were absolutely friendly. Pop over to the place if you're nearby, do me a favour and try the other things from the menu because I wish I could've tried them all! After all, who doesn't love brunch?

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Espresso 155
155-157 Union Rd
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7.30pm-4pm