37 Mollison Street | West End
The Burrow is in the old spot of the Ottomon (Turkish food) restaurant, a few steps up for the Gunshop Cafe and diagonally across from Three Monkeys. On walking in, it seemed pretty bohemian with Spanish/mexican music playing, long wooden shared tables and also smaller round tables scattered about. There was an upstairs area, but I didn’t see it. It was pretty much a seat yourself affair and orders at the counter.
The breakfast menu was awesome. SO many things I wanted to try like ‘A bit Cheeky’ – beef cheeks with duxelle mushrooms, poached egg on rye toast with a red wine jus ($17) or ‘Little Pig, Little Pig’ – Cider braised pork belly with celeriac puree, fried egg, poached pear and apple jelly ($17).
I wanted to have A bit Cheeky, but it was sold out (excuse for another visit! YAY!) so ended up with my second choice of ‘El Desperado Taco’ – pulled pork in soft totilla, huevos rancheros, salsa, poached egg, sour cream and this awesome-though very hot-green chilli thing.
It was a hot day, so I ordered a soy ice coffee, made on real espresson, and came without cream. The meals took slightly longer, but wasn’t a ridiculous wait and came on a huge round bread board. It wasn’t really Huevos Rancheros (which is supposed to be corn tortilla topped with refried beans, guacomole, salsa, chilli and a fried egg) instead, it was like a housemade – tomato beans with chopped salad, salsa, sour cream and the green chili which I took to be avocado, but wasn’t. The pulled pork in the soft corn tortilla was BRILLIANT and absolutely delicious, so I didn’t mind that there weren’t refried or black beans. The poached egg oozed beautifully too…although there had to be some quick manuvering of food on the board so it didn’t ooze all the way onto the table.
Now, I pretty much ate everything, and was so full, and fulfilled I didn’ t even have lunch that day (a RARITY). This could be my new favourite breakfast venue. There were also lots of gluten free cakes, vegan cupcakes that looked devine. I can’t wait to head back next time to see if the other breakfast items measure up.