I recently caught up with a mate for a hungover late brunch at Batch Espresso. Batch is a haven for kiwi expats and Melburnians alike with its hipster décor and reasonable priced menu peppered with kiwi classics.
Given our slightly rough state we started with decent coffees.
I ordered the fried egg with roesti, rocket and harissa yogurt ($14). The yolk was runny and the roesti suitably stodgy without being gluggy. The spicy harissa yogurt and peppery rocket were excellent accompaniments.
My similarly hungover friend ordered the baked eggs with chorizo, chilli, manchego and sheep’s yogurt ($15). The eggs were perfectly cooked with runny yolks, which paired with the chilli chorizo were delicious to mop up with the crusty toast.
The sight of baked goods tempted us to indulge in a slice of decadent rhubarb and apple pie ($5.5). It was cased in cake rather than short crust and served hot with clotted cream on the side. Yum.