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Faraday's Cage

Come for the freshly baked bread and pastries, stay for the excellent all-day breakfast.
By Andrew Zuccala
January 30, 2023
By Andrew Zuccala
January 30, 2023

Melbourne is no stranger to a bakery/cafe hybrid that serves up daily brunch dishes, but Faraday's Cage in Fitzroy has got to be one of the greatest.

As it is a local bakery, many come for the fresh sourdough and sweet and savoury pastries alongside a really decent selection of takeaway sangas that change on the daily. But Faraday's takes it one big step further with its mighty fine all-day breakfast menu.

First off, you've got the decadent ricotta hotcakes ($19.50) served with rich brown butter, a yuzu crème, maple caramel, roast chocolate, grapefruit, blueberries and lemon balm — it's got the lot and is a dish for an ambitiously hungry eater with a sweet tooth.

The savoury brekkie options don't disappoint either. Get around a harissa-spiced shakshuka ($19.50), the Turkish crumbed eggplant ($20) with confit garlic labneh, za'atar, fried shallots, 12-hour roast tomato and two poached eggs, as well as the beloved Faraday's Cage chicken katsu sandwich ($20).

Can't decide on just one dish? Your answer is right there written on the menu. The 'Can't decide breakfast board' ($25) comes with a whole selection of mini dishes including the granola, avocado on toast, croissant and the crumbed eggplant.

The expert baristas will pour your favourite coffee with beans supplied by the one and only Proud Mary, so you know who to thank for your caffeine fix.

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