Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the Easter long weekend in Melbourne, staying in St Kilda. Although I’ve been to Melbourne many times, I’d never stayed in this part of the city before, usually choosing to stay around Chapel St and South Yarra, so it was nice to explore this neighbourhood by Melbourne’s famous beach. Whenever I’m in Melbourne I eat very well, and being Easter weekend it was definitely an excuse to indulge.. so you will be reading a few posts on my Melbourne dining adventures. ;)
Walking down Fitzroy St on a Saturday morning I passed by a few interesting characters, most of them looked like they had still been out from the night before. It was nice to have a leisurely stroll down leafy side streets of St Kilda before entering the bustling Ackland St, where I was meeting with a few local Melbournian friends for breakfast at Rococo Italian restaurant.
Rococo is a spacious restaurant, with modern decor, concrete floors, big red beams, and large colourful paintings hanging from the walls.
The breakfast menu is extensive, offering a variety of savoury and sweet dishes which made me spoilt for choice (there were too many interesting things to chose!). I chose the Berry pancakes, buttermilk pancakes with a berry compote, fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, whipped mascarpone, maple syrup and pistachio nuts ($15.50). What can I say, this was beautiful, the berries on top of the fluffy pancakes and the creamy mascarpone and pistachio nuts was simply divine!
I also ordered a Lychee and Cherry Smash ($9), it was a bit like having a mocktail for breakfast – berries muddled with lychees, very refreshing!
My friend tried the Creamy Scrambled Eggs with feta, fresh tomato, basil and grilled ciabatta bread $16. The eggs were as the menu described, fluffy and creamy!
For those who are very hungry, I would recommend for the hearty Rococo Breakfast, your choice of eggs served with bacon, old English pork sausage, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and grilled ciabatta $20.50.
We were all very full and thoroughly impressed with our breakfasts. This was definitely a great start to the day.. (and to the start of our Melbourne trip!)
Rococo – great food, good service and in a perfect location in the heart of St Kilda.
Rococo, 87/91 Acland St St Kilda, Victoria