I have a habit of being a bit of a copy-cat when it comes to brunch. I tend to visit hot brunch spots in Melbourne after I’ve seen another blogger or brunch enthusiast visit them the week before. In my defence though, the places look amazing and the food looks scrumdiddlyumptious. The only thing I need to apologise to is my poor brunch list which has been put on the back burner because of my copy-cat antics (lol).
So to justify these antics of mine, I saw some amazing pictures from Legacy, Camberwell that fellow bloggers posted on Insta and thought immediately that I had to visit this place. So I did.
My friend and I sat outside despite it being a bit nippy (but lets face it I would do anything for good lighting) and we were served the yummiest coffees I have had in a while. It was a bonus that the coffee art was beautiful and rustic-looking.
The only unfortunate thing that happened though while we were having our coffees was the unpleasant sight of dog poop near my foot. That’s right, somebody had left their dog’s poop at the table. Yuck right!? Thankfully it was in a bag and the waitress removed it immediately before our food came out.
Speaking of food, it was AH-MAZING! We ordered, the Power bowl (with acai), Little somethin’ somethin’, and the Hokey pokey hotcakes. My friend casually also wanted bread as a side which she payed an arm and a leg for (so random Nat!).
The Power bowl was a rainbow ready to be eaten. There are two alternatives. A dragon fruit version and an acai version. My friend had the acai version and said it was very yummy, although very filling. I never tried it, but I did have the miniature version which I will describe in a little bit.
The Hokey pokey hotcakes had me in a happy dance, literally. They were so yummy and some of the best hotcakes I have ever had! They kind of reminded me of the hotcakes from My Other Brother, which makes me wonder whether both cafés share the same owner (can somebody confirm???). They were very sweet, but this was eased a tad through the acidity/sourness of the strawberries. The honeycomb was also a nice addition as it added a bit of texture to the overall dish. However, the winner on the plate was definitely the hotcakes themselves. They were chewy but in a good way. They kind of reminded me of the consistency that brownies have. After consulting with the chef, it turns out that it was the ricotta which makes them like this.
Finally, I had the Little somethin’ somethin’ as I didn’t know what to eat. I opted to get a bit of everything. The mini Power bowl (with acai) which is a true representation of the larger one was really tasty. I had never, previous to this, had a granola bowl with another additional yogurt/juice like acai, besides the regular vanilla/honey/coconut yogurt these bowls come with. The bowl as a whole was a mix between sweet and sour, yet I couldn’t really taste any mango as the description suggested. I was kind of glad because I HATE mango. As a little side, I also got a mini avo smash on toast with a poached egg (when cut open, it was like yolk porn), and a mini croissant with a dollop of butter. This didn’t really need to be there because the mini Power bowl and avo smash satisfied my sweet and savoury needs, but nonetheless helped me feed my hunger. An OJ was also provided for free which is bloody fantastic because these bad boys can be up to $7 a glass at some cafés.
Overall, Legacy was a fantastic experience as my friend and I hanged out there for a while chatting and eating all the yummy food. The only downfall of this place was the long wait-time for food and coffee and the pricing. Yes the food was really good, but in my opinion, it was a little more expensive than other places I have been too. But you get what you pay for I guess? Oh and the dog poop! But that wasn’t Legacy’s fault :P.
– MELBOURNE BRUNCH BOY