So the boy and I have slowly been knocking cafes off on our places-to-eat-near-our-area list and we finally hit up Morley Eats in Rosebery, just down the road from The Cannery. I was tossing up between the Red Velvet waffle with fruits but instead opted for the savoury route and chose the Hashbrown waffle ($14) with a generous amount of avocado, a light schmear of chilli jam, a fried egg and miscellaneous shrubbery. While I thought the waffle was a perfectly acceptable savoury waffle, I reckon it could’ve done with a bit more potato? The edges of the waffle were nice and crisp and was surprisingly fluffy in the centre but I dunno I think I was just imagining an actual hash brown and then waffled?
On another visit I was feeling a little under the weather and in need of a giant breakfast to replenish my soul so ordered the Grilled halloumi with avo smash, mushrooms and poached eggs ($17). Aaaaand because I couldn’t help myself I added a side of corn fritters ($5). I was totally expecting the corn fritters to be giant crispy nuggets of corn and eyed the plate a good 10 seconds before tentatively cutting into them. My fears of the fritters being doughy were immediately allayed, instead they were fluffy and cloudlike and studded with juicy corn kernels.
The 1/4 Portuguese chicken ($12) was pretty tasty with the accompanying peri peri sauce. The meat was incredibly tender and juicy but the skin! The glorious chicken skin! So crisp! Almost like chicken crackling! And the hand cut chips were great, golden and crunchy with plenty of salt. pickles
Noods can never resist the call of the Shakshuka ($16.50), with Morley Eats’ version serving poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with peppers, onion and served with a pile o flatbread. It’s hearty and warming for the soul, perfect for this tail end of winter!
I’ll be back to try the pizzas and the rest of their waffle menu!
755 Botany Road (Corner Morley Avenue),
7 days: 7am – 3pm