Addicted to Addict Food and Coffee
I’m officially addicted to a newish cafe in my area and it’s aptly named ADDICT, a great name for all those coffee drinkers in Melbourne who would sell their soul for a cup of the good stuff! And let me tell you, this stuff is GOOD!
Melbourne is made of food, we are food obsessed and i love it. I know i’m bias but i’m yet to find another city that does food and coffee as good as we do.
Aside from the great tasting coffee, top class baristas and chef’s at Addict, they tick quite a few boxes for me. They use Almond Milk Co milk for us non-dairy’s who wouldn’t touch soy milk with a ten foot pole. For the summer months they do Iced Almond milk latte’s and Chai latte’s made with Prana Chai (best Chai Latte’s in the game). They’re always consistent with their food and coffee, they play hip hop beats and the staff are really nice! They’re easy to talk to and you can tell they love what they do. Hence why the place is called Addict.
Food wise these guys are next level. The dishes are fresh, unique and so perfectly thought out, not only for taste but there are some healthier options in there too. They have gluten-free options, a buckwheat parfait, muesli, raw desserts and they definitely make good use of good quality fresh produce. TICK
The Potato hash with mushroom duxelle and caramelised onion is my favourite dish at the moment. Don’t think you’ll find a better hash anywhere and is a great grain-free, paleo-friendly dish. I like to add some sautéed kale to mine, you might have to twist the waiter’s arm to add little changes like that to the menu though, apparently the chef’s don’t like to make too many changes, and i guess with good reason, they know what they’re doing! But sometimes i just need greens you know!
The Eggs Benedict is amazing, so much so, my fiancé can never order anything else on the menu when he goes there. I’m a little more free with my ordering and like to try different things though. They used to have this amazing braised Quinoa dish with mushroom broth, chickpeas, moho sauce, brocolini and eggs. AMAZING! I might have to recreate that one myself – so look out for my version on the blog!
This Greens with eggs is a healthy “eat out” breakfast and will not disappoint. They also have daily specials and i’ll make a special mention of the mexican flatbread breakfast that is sometimes on the menu, in hopes that the guys at Addict will read this and put it on the menu because it’s amazing! It’s a an open flatbread with avo, bacon, hollandaise, kasundi, rocket and eggs. Anyway, they’re awesome, so go ahead and get addicted!
You can find addict here:
Address: 240 Johnston Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone:(03) 9415 6420
Follow them on Insta @addictfoodandcoffee