The life of a graduate seeking employment can be depressing sometimes. But here's the silver lining - midweek birthday brunches! No need to wait for the weekend and join the queues. Instead my friends and I celebrated one of their birthdays at PUBLIC, a fairly unmissable establishment on Franklin Street just opposite the Victoria Square park. It's generally bustling with suits and office ladies around the early morning coffee and morning tea times and lunchtimes are quite popular too.
The breakfast menu is served only up till 11 am, and we made it with 5 minutes to spare. There are quite a lot of options for breakfast including a delicious sounding blue swimmer crab omelette and fig & walnut bread, plus the regular eggs-as-you-like with bread and additional toppings. The lunch/dinner menu is also fairly extensive and they do a special Friday night dinner menu each week.
|Spicy Tomato Eggs: $17.50|
|Ricotta Pancakes: $15.50|
|Eggs on Toast with Chorizo & Smashed Avocado: $19.50|
|Hot Chocolate: $4.00|
Great food and a lively atmosphere make Public another place to add to my ever-growing 'must come back' places. The service was pretty standard although I have to say the guy waiters were much friendlier than the girls. A major tick was awarded by my friends for their bathroom having 'amazing' handsoap and hand lotion in the toilets. So if pretty toilets and good food are your thing, you should go by and have a try.