smith & daughters – brunch

french toast with poached quince

It was only 9 days since my last visit to Smith & Daughters for dinner, but my friend and I thought we’d give the brunch a whirl. When trying to agree on some dates for a booking, we set up about 8 possible options, including the following day. We laughed that we’d never get it, but as luck would have it we got ourselves a spot for Sunday morning.

After my first visit to S&D my expectations were high and I wasn’t disappointed.

The place has a different feel in the daylight. Less crowded, more laid back and lots of light. Combined with the ever friendly service, it makes for a very relaxing experience.

The coffee came quickly and was excellent.

Tragic that I am, I’d already been perusing the menu online and had decided on the Mexican omelet before I even got there. My friend went for the breakfast burrito.  We shared bits and pieces.

breakfast burrito mexican omelette

The mexican omelet I think was the star of the two, with a definite eggy feel and good flavours from the potato, grilled corn, mushrooms, peppers and nopales. It came with gucamole and a tomatillo sauce.

The burrito was nice, but one of the things I love about this place is it makes vegan things that nobody else does. I was always going to go for something that isn’t readily available elsewhere. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it though. It was nicely spicy with scrambled tofu, chorizo, garlic kale, black beans and chipotle cashew cheese. Served with some guacamole and lime. Mmmm.

I had been relying on my normally sweet toothed friend to order the french toast so I could steal a bite, but to my surprise she didn’t so I was forced to order it myself as a dessert. 🙂

OMG. The sweet things here are sensational, and this was no exception. Beautiful flavours and served with quinces. My favourite grown up fruit.

french toast with poached quince

I’ll be back…again.


Smith & Daughters
175 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, 3065
(03) 9939 3293


  1. When oh when will it be myyyy turn?!
    That mexican omelette sounds amazing – I’m always jealous of the egg based brekkies that come out in their own little skillet. I have to have that!

  2. Sounds like it’s much easier to get in for brunch than for dinner then. I’m going to see if I can get a spot for me and my daughter before the school holidays end. I hope I can rely on her sweet tooth to order the french toast, because I really want to try that omelette!

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