John Gorilla Cafe is tucked in the back streets of Brunswick west and although a popular choice with the locals, it remains to be a charming and relaxing.
I enjoy the places where they are the perfect balance of busy, not over crowded but continues to have full tables inside and out. People aren't sitting of laps of the unknown and you can't hear the conversations of others.
Walking through the doors you are greeted by staff from a high counter filled with daily baked goods. Now I say high because I'm a shorty, for others it's probably just regular size. Anyway........
Seating can be chosen from street, to inside or out back in the courtyard (my choice every time).
The menu speaks simplistic flavours but each dish is packed of bold flavours making for an astonishing breakfast.
On my first visit I had the pleasure of eating the fritters of corn and jalapeño served with coriander salsa and relish, adding a slather of salty bacon enhances the enjoyment of a very huge breakfast that you need to defeat.
On the second time around were the beautiful picture perfect Brioche French Toast with fresh blood oranges, lime zest, toasted coconut and a ball of black sesame ice cream. Finish it with the glorious golden syrup and be whisked away to happiness.
Between each of my visits the service quality has been sublime, packed with consistent check ins and also the random conversations.
Coffee is of medium blend and great quality every time. Grab a take away coffee and get creative as you design the next take away coffee lid as you wait. Leaving for fun daily randomness, which is always good for personal amusements.
It is easy to relax as time goes by at John Gorilla and am so pleased to have it so close by to me.
49 Pearson Street