Friday, February 2, 2018

Dr Morse

Disclosure: I was invited to dine as a guest of the venue. All opinions are my own

Located just under the train tracks at Victoria Park Station in Abbotsford (but on the hipster side, rubbing shoulders with Collingwood), Dr Morse is the perfect spot in the morning for a grab and go coffee, or for a post work beer on the way home. 

But they’re also turning out a delicious brunch menu, with a bit of an Asian flair, thanks to executive chef Tyler Lee Preston. You might know him from his previously owned cafe Sir Charles, just one kilometre up the road, so if you’ve missed his food, you know you don’t have to go too far!

Brad and I popped in on a summery morning when it wasn’t 400 degrees (whoo!) and enjoyed the relaxed pace of the cafe, while sipping on our coffee (and chai) and despairing over the state of affairs in America. I love it when a cafe does their chai in giant mugs - so comforting!

I went with with the chilli scrambled eggs on top of a crispy roti with beanshoots and mixed herbs - with a side of smoked Otway free-range bacon (because why not). Loved the texture, from all the loaded beanshoots, the gentle kick, the freshness of the mint to offset the spice. The roti also had a gentle sweetness to it, which I thought went quite well with everything too. 

Of course, we also had to get the signature dish, the Dr Morse Benedict with panic crumbed eggs on crispy roti with spicy hollandaise. You also choose between bacon, house smoked salmon, Asian greens and sautéed mushrooms as a side - Brad chose the Asian greens. The hollandaise sauce is terribly moreish, and the eggs so golden and crisp. Brad commented that he really enjoyed having the Asian greens on the side, as since they’re simply blanched, the freshness of them balance out the richness of the hollandaise, roti and fried egg really well. But if you’re a lush like me you could just have bacon. 

Brunch was overall delicious, and although we enjoyed our food, I wish I had the foresight to visit closer to 11am so we could also get into the lunch/day menu which had some very tasty looking propositions on it. From chicken katsu with a fried egg (omg yaasss) to green chicken curry and salt and pepper squid, there were definitely lots of things I’m keen to come back and try another time!

274 Johnston St
Abbotsford 3067

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