8-10 Railway Parade
(03) 9831 1400
If you live near Camberwell junction like me, you may have noticed a slew of trendy new eateries. Coffeehead, Goldilocks and Firechief all recently opened within walking distance of each other. The catch? All three are run by the same guy: Paul Mathis (founder of Blue Train Cafe and Automatic in Southbank, as well as Taxi, Transport, 100 Mile Cafe and SOS). Over the next few posts I will be reviewing all three, beginning today with Coffeehead.
Mathis envisioned Coffeehead as a center for all things coffee: not only do they have a range of blends on offer (which are also available to take home), but they also sell coffee making accessories, cups and saucers, and coffee gadgets. Coming soon is the Coffeehead website, where everything will be available to buy online.
Recently, I met Miss N there for brunch. I had walked past several times, and was curious to see what lay inside the black building. Situated next to Brunetti’s on the way to Camberwell Station, the positioning of the place is near perfect for drawing in those wanting a coffee on the way to work.
After reading the menu, Miss N, a vego, decided on the baked beans served with toast and goats cheese ($12.50). She also opted for the additional poached egg, which she said was cooked perfectly. Check out her gorgeous zigzag dress in the background PS – love!
I meanwhile, went for something I wouldn’t normally: brioche french toast served with pear and vanilla cream. I’m not a huge fan of sweet breakfasts, but when I saw this on the specials board something inside made me order it. Incredibly rich and decadent, I loved mopping up the melting vanilla cream and maple syrup with the moist brioche. Yum!
I did also order a coffee (just the house blend) which was smooth and strong. With a name like Coffeehead it would be a shame if it wasn’t any good.. But rest assured it lived up to it’s name.
Overall, I loved the entire vibe of the place. Very kitch and oldschool with a great menu and great coffee. A much needed addition to Camberwell’s brunch scene.