Ten One Ate

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Ten One Ate is all about sustainable and organic kitchen using local produce but they do served the popular trending insta shakes as well as latte with big marshmallow on top. It's located in the former Bricklayers Arms space. Reachable by 59 tram, 10 minutes walking distances from Essendon Station and 12 minutes walking from Glenbervie Station. There are also plenty of street parking around.

It's one of those time that I have to pick my mom up from the airport together with my brother and husband. We figure she will be hungry afterwards and since we didn't have time to eat at home we opted for something closer to the airport. Turn's out it's a bit further than we thought, when we arrived the cafe was packed full of families and locals. Lucky us we get a table straight away and beat the rush that comes after us. We started with Pear, Watermelon, Lemon Fresh Juice ($8) and Matcha Latte. The juice was refreshing but the matcha latte was a bit grainy. The space it self has a big window allowing natural lighting to enter the cafe, wooden furnishing, some greeneries here and there, typical brunch place these days which I like.

Mr. Smith Homemade Toasted Muesli - a mixture of toasted organic nuts, seeds and matcha infused panna cotta ($9.5). This is what made me want to visit Ten One Ate since it's not a secret I love matcha and I love panna cotta. Sadly, the dish was dissapointing. The matcha panna cotta was okay even though a bit sour but the muesli was simply dry, it needed something to tie the panna cotta and granola.

Truffle Scrambled Eggs - chives, sautéed assorted mushrooms, goat's curd, slow roasted tomato, caramelised onion ($17). The egg was over cooked and we did not taste any truffle on the dish but tomato was perfectly roasted.

Egg Benedict - poached eggs, slow cooked pork shoulder, crispy pancetta, organic apple cider hollandaise and apple pancetta ($16). The egg was well made but the hollandaise was a bit too sour for our taste.

Double Wagyu Beef Burger - lettuce, cheddar, brioche, chips ($17). This is the best dish of the meal but it's not an outstanding burger as well. The chips was nice, crunchy and well seasoned, can't stop eating it.

The service was a let down, I understand it's Saturday and they are busy but it's not an excuse of being rude. From the very start to the end the staff was not accomodating to our table and they forgot some of the orders as well. It makes the brunch vibe a bit sour, especially we had an early morning and we all really tired. Overall, it's a disappointing visit and since it's located far away I don' think I will be coming back.


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Ten One Ate
1018 Mt Alexander Rd
Essendon, VIC 3040
Monday-Sunday: 7am-4pm