*Thank you @omptymedia and Shane and Harish from Flying Egg for this invite and your hospitality.
Home of the best logo I’ve ever seen, Flying Egg is located, almost awkwardly, near the entrance of St Leonards Station.
Despite the awkward spacing, this cafe was set up so well to accommodate the uniqueness, it almost seemed as if it was meant to be there.
The menu hosted all the favourites that you’re looking for from a cafe, from the humble bacon and egg to the big breakfast. After a quick coffee order and making our picks we were ready to go.
We took on all the owners’ recommendations trusting his guidance.
Shane recommended the corn fritters as everything is made in their own kitchen.
It arrived in a perfectly balanced stack, composed of a pair of fritters, bacon and a wonderfully poached egg atop.
Beautifully presented, we couldn’t wait to crack into this tower.
We opted for additional bacon but when the dish first arrived, we thought it was a bit of a small portion for extra. That being said, upon taking the first bite, we realized that the dish didn’t need it at all.
The fritters had a crispy exterior with a soft fluffy and sweet interior. A smooth avo smash coupled with each mouthful. The poached egg on top wasn’t quite the ooey gooey kind of egg you’d usually expect, that being said it was perfect in its own way.
Shane also recommended the French toast; the chef’s signature dish.
When it arrived I could see exactly why. What sat before us was a healthy lashing of lemon maple syrup and a perfectly scooped ice cream surrounded in cookie crumb.
The dish had sprinkles of ‘magic dust’ which comprised of cookie crumb and coconut adding a textural hit with every bite of the soft, moist brioche. Definitely our favourite element on the plate.
It’s hard to say there’s anything wrong with this combination as all of the elements just work with each other, from the fresh berries to the creamy smooth ice cream.
Flying Egg is so conveniently located to the station, it makes it an easy stop to get away from the bustle of life to just take a break and relax.
With a classic menu and such a relaxed and low key atmosphere, you almost forget you’re in the heart of a busy commuter interchange.
A nice little venue that definitely would be my go-to on the way to work if this were my station.