Take a moment this week to head into Chotto. Meaning 'one moment' or 'a short time', Fitzroy's newest brunch spot serves breakfast a little differently. Championing traditional Japanese breakfast sets and flavours, the short menu is promised to rotate seasonally.
At the moment options include ryokan-style breakfast sets with an array of small, vibrant sides. The nana kusa gayu, a seven-herb rice porridge with poached chicken and spring onion is ideal for mixing up your usual Sunday brunch. Sweet tooths aren't forgotten either, with an airy mandarin mille-feuille on demand. Matcha lattes are whisked on demand, with coffee from Monk Bodhi Dharma.
The soft, light space fits has just 18 seats. Blond timber tables, polished wooden floors and a single Japanese floral arrangement completes the makeshift interior. The only bad news here is that Chotto is only temporary — but they plan to open a permanent restaurant when the pop-up finished later this year.
Chotto is open from 8am-3pm Tuesday to Sunday every week, or until food runs out.