As you are all aware by now, the Boy and I try to venture out at least once a week to scout the hottest cafes for breakfast and brunch.
Usually, when we try out a new place, only one of us would strike gold with a winning dish. There’s usually some small flaw that mars an otherwise perfect morning date be it soggy fritters, bad service or a boring menu.
When the Boy mentioned to me a couple of weeks ago that we would be visiting Prahran for breakfast, I had my doubts that we would be able to find a nice chilled out cafe with unpretentious food and people.
Well my friends, my socks (and hat) were definitely blown away with our visit to Oscar Cooper.
First things first, I love the name Oscar. It reminds me of the cutest most lovable puppy ever and whaddaya know? The mascot used for Oscar Cooper is a bulldog. Random coincidence or is the universe giving me a sign?!
Secondly, I loved the waitress who greeted us and eventually found us seats. She was friendly, helpful and bubbly that I couldn’t help but feel my Saturday morning brightening up just with her presence! No surly grumpy bad service here that’s for sure!
Whilst I enjoyed a lovely rounded latte (coffees from Small Batch) $3.50, the Boy sipped his English Breakfast Tea ($4.00) with his pinky up in the air (okay maybe he didn’t, but he might have!).
Without a pause, the Boy ordered the Oscar’s Benedict on Potato Rosti, Poached Eggs, Berkshire Bacon, Smashed Avocado and Hollandaise ($17.00) as he is a great fan of most things hollandaise.
He. Just. Could. Not. Stop. Raving. About. It.
The rosti was perfect and crispy, and didn’t get soggy from all the layers of food on top of it.
The poached eggs were perfectly done and the hollandaise was light and creamy.
Whilst I couldn’t quite decide on what I wanted from the menu (everything!), I decided to copy a few others in the cafe and cloned their orders. I absolutely had not regrets doing so.
I ordered the Breakfast Burrito on a Corn Tortilla with Berkshire Bacon, Fried Egg, Avocado, Cheese and a Spicy Tomato Salsa ($13.00).
I just couldn’t stop long enough to speak to the Boy as I was too busy enjoying my burrito, which I have now dubbed as the *crack burrito*.
I’m not quite sure what it was, but the house made tabasco sauce was just divine. Everything was. My only regret was not ordering TWO BURRITOS!
I finished off with a Chai Latte ($4.00) as I wasn’t feeling quite satisfied. I chose liquid over the variety of cakes at the counter for no reason in particular, though I did stare at the carrot cake for a long time.
Think Prahran is too fancy for good food? Give Oscar Cooper a go.
Who might you see there? Casual locals catching up with friends over breakfast, gym people grabbing a quick bite and a coffee after exercising and possibly mums with bubs. There is limited seating, but I could see some space for prams 🙂
*Disclaimer: All food ratings & review are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality at the time of visit
Food/ Cuisine: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee
Dining Style: Cafe
Tuesday to Saturday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
160 Greville Street
Prahran VIC 3181
Tel: (03) 9529 5670
How to get there:
Never heard of this place, now I really wanna go…. but what to eat.. they both look so freakin good!!
Now you have and you must go!
Dear Ms I-Hua
You captured the essence of this beautiful dish with that gooey egg yolk shot, great photography and this is testament to yet another awesome Melbourne cafe.
Aww thank you Chopin… I think my husband aunt is your friend 🙂 We were having a chat about blogs in general during CNY and your name inadvertently came up 🙂
Oooh egg pr0n!
Haha I love the name Oscar too. Even though about naming my future son Oscar LOL
Always love a good egg porn.. oooo is there something in the horizon you would like to share? LOVE OSCAR!
What a great review!! I know I would have been happy with either dish, they both looked amazing! I loved your images, just beautiful… especially the black and white Chai Tea image, gorgeous!!
Oh… I have added you to my favourite Foodies blogroll xx
Aww thanks! The Boy would be happy to hear that since he edits all the pictures on this blog!
I really need to make my way to Oscar Cooper! Everything looks amazing and like you said it’s hard to find a place where both people are happy with their dishes 😀
I’m sure you and Ricky are much the same as the Boy and I, so head there pronto!
My man LOVES eggs benedict, maybe the one here could be enough to persuade him to come visit me south of the river…
You should and definitely grab that burrito too!
Sounds like you picked a winner! And I love it when service is that good. It makes such a difference! 😀
It does! Having two winners is super lucky!
Once after a big night I consumed 2 breakfast burritos and took one to go.
Still probably one of the most amazing breakfasts I’ve ever eaten in my life. Perfection.
I keep having salivating dreams about them too!
Ooh, I love the look that Oscar’s Benedict! Love the inclusion of a crispy rosti rather than a boring piece of toast. I’m going to have to try this place out.
Mmmmm hmmm… you need to get hubby here pronto (with you of course 😛 )
OMG so much yolkporn. I do like the looks and sound of that Oscar’s Benedict.
You must come brunching with us one morning!
I will make my Oscar cooper , hoping may people love. Just u said it is difficult to find a place where visitors are glad with their ordered dish.