[invite] Bianca: Nestled in a quiet thoroughfare just a few paces away from bustling St Leonards station courtyard is The Flying Egg. It did sort of feel like you were stumbling on an unknown gem, with its light airy fit-out. Bold white tiles, big tick from us. Starting with a round of Coffees $4 and an Orange & Green Apple Juice $6.50 which was far too easy to continue drinking.
The fry-up is a classic and the Morning Glory Breakfast $20 ticks all the boxes. We weren’t big fans of the chipolatas but big ups to the mushrooms.
I felt like the Pancakes $14 + Crispy bacon $4 came out unfinished. The flavour was there and whilst I prefer a thicker pancake, these were texturally perfect and light. But in serious need of some sort of sauce or syrup. The pat of butter adding a concentrated salty hit which I loved but this was virtually the only ‘wet’ ingredient, minus the random smatterings of berry coulis. The pancakes have a great foundation, they just need some tweaking.
They were out of the French Toast when we visited on the Saturday at 11:30am so a snap decision led to this next choice. The Chicken Burger $21. So the burger was my first love, followed closely by the humble pancake. This had a few flaws, the crumbed chicken whilst tasty and juicy was far too small. The iceberg lettuce was a little OTT, we had to remove it because it was slipping all over the place. Fine tuning the proportions could turn this into a great dish.
And finally, the Sweet Corn Fritters $17. Plump juicy corn kernels, bound together by a light batter. I enjoyed the varying crispy, creamy textures. All tied together by the poached egg ‘crown’.
There is a lot to like here, the people are pleasant, the cafe, trendy and the food, tasty.
Photos by Alex
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Flying Egg & OMPTY.