The Leprechaun at Breakfast Thieves.
One of the newcomers on the Fitzroy cafe scene, Breakfast Thieves has quickly established its success with an equally appetizing breakfast and lunch menu.
On the breakfast side of things, the Leprechaun is three “crispy sweet-corn and basil-spiced fritters with homemade baked beans and a side of smashed avocado and poached eggs on toast”.
There have been many visits to Breakfast Thieves and the one thing that surprises / disappoints is the lack of consistency. This is not entirely a bad thing as the quality and taste of the food itself is never disappointing… it is just what to actually expect on your plate. On the numerous visits, the Leprechaun has come in forms of golden fried fluffy round balls and also in denser less oily football-shaped fritters. The avocado is sometimes mushed up in a pile on top of the toast and sometimes appears as a third of the fruit sliced into silvers.
However, both versions are tasty (though I prefer the denser football shaped fritter version), the poached eggs always open to a sunny-gooey centre and the beans are delicious and filling.
Whilst I prefer their lunch menu, Breakfast Thieves does deliver a wonderful morning feed at a very reasonable price of $16.