La Citta on Degraves Street, Melbourne

“What do you think about going to Melbourne for the weekend?”

“What? What weekend?”, I couldn’t even look up at the SO as I struggled with the tangle of baby limbs.

Turned out the SO had managed to secure tickets to a conference in Melbourne and he wasn’t about to leave me alone with the baby for the weekend.

Fast forward into August and we find ourselves in chilly Melbourne on a Saturday morning, hunting for breakfast. Degraves Street rarely disappoints when one is in need of early morning nourishment and La Citta happened to be one of its earliest operators – a boon when you have a baby who wakes you up at 6am.

La Citta

La Citta

La Citta

We quickly ducked into its warmth and ordered breakfast. Would it be their porridge with apple cinnamon and almond flakes, or maybe the sweet corn and avocado salsa with poached eggs and Istra bacon on sourdough? I was even tempted by their ricotta hotcakes with banana and maple syrup.

Instead the scrambled eggs won out. I love that La Citta weren’t afraid to add a little bit of heat to what most establishments might normally leave quite bland. It made for a perfect comforting start to our weekend stay in Melbourne.

La Citta

Spanish style scrambled eggs with parsley, tomato, chorizo and chilli on sourdough. AUD$17.5

La Citta

Scrambled eggs with chilli, rocket, parmesan & Jamon on sourdough. AUD$18.50

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