Baristalker - Warehouse Fun


Though not particularly endearing from the street side view, The Auction Rooms on North Melbourne's Errol street is not one to be judged from the outside. 

Sporting a cool, modern interior with high ceilings and brick walls, the joints inside aesthetics are enough to make you want to sit down and have a brew. But once you see the menu, you know you've made the right choice.

With brunch going from opening till four most days, your tastebuds will be delighted and romanticised by such tantalising options as coconut stuffed french toast with tamarind caramel and vanilla creme fraiche or maybe even the honey toasted macadamia muesli with fresh strawberries and vanilla bean labneh. Or if you can't handle sweet in the morning (I don't know what the fuck is wrong with you) you could satiate your senses with the "shady deal" which involves a moroccan tomato and chorizo stew with eggplant, olives, poached eggs, pistachio dukkah, goat's cheese all nestled on a plate of grilled flat bread. Um, I think I just wet my pants slightly in remembrance of these items of deliciousness. Ahem.

We chose to eat the bircher muesli (not conventional bircher - more of a bircher paste...effing tongue rapeable strawberries on top though), the macadamia muesli (epically nourishing, bit of a sparrows delight with a plethora of pepitas and a surplus of sunflower seeds - we were visited by the delicious strawberries plucked from the garden of Eden though which made it alright)     and just to balance it out our final option was the coriander felafel and poached eggs on grilled flatbread with tabouli and yoghurt. (the pure tastiness of this meal would make Chuck Norris weep) 

Coffee was smashing - though there was minimal chocolate on top of my cappucino (I forgave them). These guys take their coffee pretty seriously with customers offered the options of syphoned, pourover or french - press coffee and their selection of brews. (Single origin and "Candy man") Make the effort and get a nice coffee - you won't regret it. 

Cute, attentive waitstaff - little bit alt. looking but see past their skinny jeans and sleeve tattooes and head on down to Errol Street for brunch next time you're in North Melbourne. 

103-107 Errol Street
North Melbourne