Bernard Salt's concerns about millennial weakness for smashed avo should rise this week — a new gourmet toast bar is opening in Bondi.
Mr Topper's, which launches on Campbell Parade on Monday, November 14, has arrived to spruce up your takeaway brunch game, offering that smashed avocado favourite as part of a range of on-the-go toast creations, all priced at $11.
Now, you can bid farewell to that uninspiring chia pudding and opt instead for a satisfyingly fat wedge of toast, loaded with an Instaworthy topping. The nine menu staples and weekly-rotating special offer reworkings of brunch classics, each sitting pretty atop your choice of gourmet toast. There's the Fancy Pants, featuring smoked salmon, crème fraiche, dill, and cucumber, and the Homestyle, a jumble of crispy bacon, sweet tomato chutney, and muddled egg, that's bound to put your usual bacon and egg roll to shame. Even sweet tooths and vegos are well-represented, as mushrooms meet hummus, and strawberries jump into bed with honey and clotted cream.
The space itself borrows from old-school New York diners, the fit-out's retro charm reflected in the cold drink menu, which runs from sugar-free sodas to traditional iced coffees. And while the takeaway trade is the main focus, there's a scattering of seating, too — perfect for any avo smash-er who needs to take a load off while they ponder their future as a home owner.
Expansion plans for the Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD and New York City are already in sight.
Mr Topper's opens at 222 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach on Monday, November 14. Open Monday to Sunday 6.30am to 4pm.