When I first saw that Oscar and Cooper had followed me on twitter, even before they were open, I was quite keen to check them out. Why?
They've got a cute little bulldog on their logo! I'm a sucker for dogs. Any reason will do right?
Brad and I quite like brunching around Prahran on the weekend. It's not usually too hard to find a park, and there's always a liveliness to the area that I like. I suppose it's also my old stomping grounds since I used to go to the Swinburne Prahran campus on the corner of High Street and Chapel Street. I used to wonder past Greville Street a couple of times a week to get to uni, so it will therefore always have a soft spot in my heart and I still love it, even as it changes and evolves, which it has been doing quite a bit this past year especially.
Prior to it's current reincarnation, I remember this corner shop being brightly covered in graffiti, with tigers or something. That's kinda hip and stuff after all right?
But now with Oscar and Cooper in residence (kind of sounds like a cop show or something doesn't it?), it's done a complete turn around and covered all that up with some fresh black paint. Inside, with it's bare brick walls, spurts of greenery and slick white tabletops, it's just…so Prahran. So Prahran.
Our visit to Oscar and Cooper was a while ago, so my memories of the food have faded a bit, but I do remember leaving with smiles and a lightness to my step, which I assume means I enjoyed myself.
Latte for Brad (naturally).
Latte for Brad (naturally).
Delicious soy chai lattes, with beautifully textured milk, I think I might have had two because I liked them so much, and regretted it later when I ended up being very very full. Oops.
I can never decide whether I love or hate a menu that makes me want to try everything. I'm fickle enough as is already!
Brad went with the Oscar's benedict, on potato roesti, poached eggs, berkshire bacon, smashed avocado and hollandaise. Um. Yum?! And yum it was!
Perfectly cooked eggs (cue egg porn), crispy and crunchy roesti and well…it's heaven. I loved the addition of avocado, slightly different.
For me, it was the baked eggs with spicy tomato sauce, house baked beans, mushrooms, corn and manchego cheese that stole my heart. Corn, mushrooms, two of my favourite breakfast veggies! At Oscar and Cooper, their baked eggs had that nice equilibrium between being over cooked and too saucy, it was really just right and I would totally be back for these eggs.
Overall, I love this new addition to Greville Street (although this is just based off one visit) and am looking forward to coming back and trying out more. I'm kinda wondering how I didn't try the corn fritters last time...
Oscar and Cooper
160 Greville Street
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