Brunch @ Django Django in Fitzroy (Melbourne part 1)

May 11, 2010 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Mr L and I were lucky to get an invitation to spend the weekend before last with a number of our terrific friends in Melbourne.  Of course, we were excited to be in Melbourne with the gang, and exhausted after a huge few weeks, so we did the natural thing on Friday night and drank lots and lots and lots!  On Saturday morning, of course we woke up starving.  Fortunately for us all, FG had a cunning plan to get us to Fitzroy on the tram.  Therein started a day of laughter and general hillarity – complete with chats with a random new Magpie-supporting friend (rumoured to be starring on Hey Hey it’s Saturday in one or two weeks), a lot of walking, shopping and eating. 

A quick shout out to our nameless Magpie supporting mate

If you live in Melbourne, you may well know this dude (see below) – he wasn’t shy in chatting six ladies up and telling Mr L just how lucky he was to be surrounded by gorgeous women!  (Good man!)  While we stood at the tram stop awaiting our tram, the doors to this chap’s tram opened and closed several times.  Each time they reopened, he came out with some other corker that cracked us up.  On the last open, he slyly issued the hot tip that he’ll be appearing on Hey Hey it’s Saturday – either next Wednesday or the one after – so if you get to see it and he’s on, let me know!

Random Maggies supporter on a Melbourne tram - look out for him on Hey Hey it's Saturday!

Random Maggies supporter on a Melbourne tram - look out for him on Hey Hey it's Saturday!

Django Django – dead birds, warm fires and cool toilets!

So I know – it seems I’m obsessed with toilets of late, but really, wherever I go I’m finding cool loos!  The loo at Django Django is somewhat clever, since close to the loo (but within the cafe section), there is a fire.  Mmmm… fire…  That keeps the loo area fairly warm, which makes it much easier to concentrate!

If you want to, you can sit near the loo and read a magazine or pick up a trendy little art card.  I imagine these seats would be particularly helpful if you’re in dire need of the loo and it’s occupied – you could sit with legs crossed, awaiting your stall!

The little study outside the loo!

The little study outside the loo!

Whether headed to the loo or back, you’ll note the dead bird hanging from the tree in the middle of the cafe.  Not the usual thing you’d find in the middle of a cafe.. The staff all seem to giggle when they note people looking at the bird.  I suspect it’s as much for their amusement as that of their diners!

Dead as a Dodo

Dead as a Dodo

Breakie – the hung over person’s shopping lifeforce

There were interesting options to choose from on the breakie menu at Django Django.  Tines and I both chose the veggie breakie – it included avocado, grilled tomato, a hash brown, a (rather dubious looking) corn fritter, grilled tofu, roasted portobello mushrooms and toast.   It sounded amazing, but wasn’t as good as that.  I do love the idea of serving tofu and corn fritters in a veggie breakfast though – not enough tofu is served at breakfast time in my humble opinion (contraversial words I know – sorry Pa!) 

Veggie breakfast at Django Django

Veggie breakfast at Django Django

Fortunately, Mr L and I had already had one breakfast at the hotel (since we were starving and at risk of gnawing each other’s arms off), so I could excuse the weird corn fritter.  Mr L chose a fruit salad.  It was pretty delicious.

Mr L's fruit salad at Django Django

Mr L's fruit salad at Django Django

Karls had the scrambled eggs, with bacon.  She added the dubious corn fritters as a side.

Scrambos, bacon and dubious corn fritters

Scrambos, bacon and dubious corn fritters

CH1 and RH1 have the “Twin Peaks” which they joke about since both are rather well endowed in the peaks department – they are like eggs benedict with hash browns layered through –  these look gooooood. 

RH1's Twin Peaks

RH1's Twin Peaks

FG has the bacon and eggs (poached eggs thankyouverymooch) with lushrooms on the side.  Or “shrooms” as FG lovingly refers to those, my favourite fruits.

FGs bacon, eggs and shroooms

FGs bacon, eggs and shroooms

We have coffees, hot chocolates, juices, waters and all the other things we need to get our heads together and generate some energy, for we’re about to embark upon an extensive shopping mission.

We’re glad we stopped into Django Django.  Despite their bizarre corn fritters (yes, I have high expectations) our visit was pretty great. 

Django Django, Fitzroy - Melbourne

Django Django, Fitzroy - Melbourne

The low down

Django Django is located at:

356 Brunswick St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9419 2482

It seems Django Django (previously called Idibidi by all accounts) is open from 8 am – 10 pm – that explains the beers on display on the board outside, but then, well – I’ve been known to have a breakfast beer before!

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