RUN TO PARADISE POINT TO DEVOUR FRENCH TOAST WITH POPCORN ICE CREAM
Monsoon describes its fare as modern Australian with a quest to make as much as possible in-house, including relishes, sauces and cakes. Owner Craig Weston says a popular breakfast choice is the potato and chive cakes, served with poached eggs, crispy bacon, avocado and truffled hollandaise. Locals also love French toast topped with maple glazed bacon, caramelised banana, maple syrup and homemade popcorn-flavoured ice cream. For something a little out of the box, try the chorizo stuffed mushrooms with spinach, cheese, tomato relish and poached eggs on the side or lamb savoury mince. The locally-roasted dark roast from The Establishment Coffee Company is the house brew, chosen for its intense yet smooth flavour. It can be combined with standard milk, skim, lactose-free, soy, coconut or almond milk. Raisin toast buttered and dusted with cinnamon sugar will set you back $5.50 while the Ultimate Eggs Bene with two eggs, muffin, spinach, bacon, sausage, hashbrown and truffled hollandaise is $21.50.A standard cappuccino is $3.90. Inside booth seats are go-tos, but when the outdoors beckons you can’t go wrong at the tables under the umbrellas — the ideal position to watch the world go by.