Breakfast at Bungalow 4171

Bungalow 4171

It was 7:30am on Garage Sale Trail Day. We had already been to 2 garage sales and the next one we wanted to visit didn’t open till 8am. Neither of us (Ainead and I) really had much of an opportunity to have a proper breakfast, so we squeezed in an unplanned decent breakfast enroute.

Driving through Hawthorne, the row of old fashioned wood deck chairs out the front of Bungalow 4171 caught Ainead‘s eye. She called them hammocks, which I thought meant those stretches of fabric you tie between trees. But these remind me of the kind of chairs beach goers might have used back in the early 1920s.

We parked down a suburban side street to see what they had.

Bungalow 4171

I love the ambiance of Bungalow 4171. It is an old corner store, so the doorway is narrow and framed with huge windows to look in from the street. The décor included little touches, which made me gush – plumes of peacock feathers, chalkboards, an ostrich feather duster, pressed tin panelling, a rich evergreen flock printed wallpaper and plush velveteen chairs. Even the soft music they played complemented the vibe the décor invoked. Talk about detail.

Ainead and I discussed how we wanted to tackle breakfast. She wanted to do healthy and was leaning towards the muesli. I theorised if we wanted enough energy to get through to the number of garage sales we planned till at least 12pm, we needed something hearty.

Bungalow 4171

Bungalow 4171

Potato and sweet potato rosti with spinach, 2 poached eggs, seeded mustard hollandaise, capers and toast. AUD$18

Potato and sweet potato rosti with spinach, 2 poached eggs, seeded mustard hollandaise, capers and toast. AUD$18

With that piece of encouragement, she went with a filling sweet potato rosti, served with poached egg and mustard hollandaise sauce. I gotta say the taste Ainead let me have of her rosti was pretty good and the centre of her poached egg was all liquid eggporn.

Savoury mince with tomatillo and charred corn topped with mash and a chipotle chutney and toast. AUD$15

Savoury mince with tomatillo and charred corn topped with mash and a chipotle chutney and toast. AUD$15

I, on the other hand, went one step further with a meaty savoury mince. This ramekin of hearty goodness is much more reminiscent of a Sheperd’s pie, but I’d like to think that the addition of the charred corn and the spicy chutney provided a healthy element to the breakfast.

By the time 12pm rocked around, I was right. Our tummies were still good and we were not starving for lunch, though we were parched for a cool drink to battle the summer heat. And we have Bungalow 4171 to thank for keeping us fueled up for our big day.

 

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