Mr Brightside @ Caulfield South, VIC – Looking on the Brightside

The Boy and I have taken a leap of faith in our relationship in recent times. Yup, we’ve gone slightly off track in our long relationship, so we tend to do things a little backwards.

However, finally the time has come to reveal our next big adventure. 

We are thinking of buying a new washing machine. Actually, I haven’t told The Boy yet. He’ll find out as he edits this post 😛

We’ve had our washing machine since we moved in together nearly 10 years ago. Yep. We were young students with no extra cash to spend on frivolous white goods. Whatever we could scavenge, we would use.

Our old faithful washing machine (let’s call him Thierry, this will only make sense if I reveal that all other electrical appliances in our house are named Henry), was second hand when we bought him, thus making his age fairly indefinable.

It has come time to deposed of him. I want a faster, better, version of Thierry. One that doesn’t wreck everything that we put in it. One that doesn’t jiggle and shake faster than you can shout, “Shake your tailfeather”!

As we hunt for Thierry 2.0, we take a brighter look at life. We thank Thierry for keeping our clothes clean for us long as he has. But as with all good things, it must end.

What doesn’t end however, is our search for good breakfast and brunching spots for us and our readers. So here’s one for you to pay a visit to if you’re in the area, Mr Brightside :)


This is our new favourite go-to cafe when we can’t be bothered to travel more than 5 minutes. It’s safe, it’s good and it comes highly recommended (by me :P).


This post combines both our visits here. We have brought friends (The Librarian and Ms Tinymouse) here (shows you how happy we are with this place) and together we have managed to order quite a lot from their humble menu. 


The Librarian upon hearing the specials read out loud to him, made an instantaneous decision to order it. What got his attention? Well, Pancake, Rhubarb with Ginger Ice-Cream. It was inhaled within 5 minutes of it being set down.


Ms Tinymouse ordered the Corn Croquettes with Smoked Salmon, Snowpea Tendrils with Lemon Dressing, Poached Egg ($15.00).

I went with the Specials Board option of Sautéed Swiss Brown Mushrooms with Blue Cheese and Toast (with added bacon of course). It was so good that I forgot to find out what the price was on the board #failblogger. This dish was just so heavenly sinful and rich.

On another occasion, I had the Omelette with Mushroom, Tomato, Spinach, French Goats Cheese ($14.50) with extra Bacon ($4.00).


The Boy had the chance to try the Potato Hash Browns with Beef Brisket, Poached Eggs, Grain Mustard Sauce ($14.50) and the Shakshouka-Baked Eggs with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Leafy Greens and Crumbled Feta with added Chorizo ($19.00) on two separate occasions. The Shakshouka was his favourite and he couldn’t wait to cook up his own (recipe post coming soon).


Would we come back? Clearly. We’ve been here a few times now and this revisit post is long overdue.

Service is friendly and food is good. Ambience is comforting as well. All in all, not a bad place to visit at all :)

*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

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am – 4:00pm

189A Booran Road
Caulfield South VIC 3126

Tel: (03) 9576 9588


Twitter: @Cafe_Brightside

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  1. Oooh, I look forward to The Boy’s Shakshouka recipe. The only one I have tried so far had an overwhelming tomatoey flavour … nothing wrong with tomato but with such a mix of ingredients I had hoped for something better.
    Keren recently posted…Dad’s toys are fun …

    • The one we’ve been having has such a lovely smokey flavour.. MMmmm

  2. This is on my “on the way to work” brunch list. will try and visit soon!
    and please post Zeboy’s shakshouka recipe soon please! Love baked eggs =)
    Jo recently posted…The Angmoh’s Lunch Spots

    • Yes ma’am 😛

  3. So embarrassed to say that I’ve never dined in Caulfield before. But all of these looks so good. About time I start venturing my way to Caulfield!
    Michelle @ The Bakeanista recently posted…The Breakfast Thieves

    • Eh, why la embarrassed? Go on an adventure!

  4. My washing machine here in Toronto is so loud that, every time we run it, I’m scared it’s going to fulfill its (obvious) dream of taking off into the sky.

    I want those pancakes.

    • I want those pancakes too. And a new washing machine

    • It’s so stressful *wink*

  5. Hahaha I couldn’t stop laughing LOL I thought the new step was having a baby or buying a house but buying a washing machine is a big step too :)

    I miss going to Caulfield will need to visit Mr Brightside soon ~
    Daisy@Nevertoosweet recently posted…Jazz Apples – Masterclass with Alana Lowes

    • Baby? Ermaged.. noOoooooo

    • YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO GOT ALL THE POINTS!! 100 Points to Gryffindor!!!

  6. So how’s the new washing machine? Do you watch it on spin cycle like ahem someone in my house does?
    Agnes recently posted…Green tea mochi

    • Haven’t bought one yet! Just researching..

  7. Did you replace your washing machine yet? lol things I didn’t think I’d be reading on your blog #132
    Iron Chef Shellie recently posted…Coco-Nutty Granola

    • Nope. Gaz says no go at the moment.


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