32 Bendigo Street, Richmond
Blink and you might miss it, the Patch Cafe is snuggly hidden within the old channel nine building in Richmond and signage was, well easy to miss.
I’d heard a lot of hype about Patch Cafe’s paleo-inspired menu and wasn’t surprised to find lycra-clad beauties tucking in. Alongside them sat some of the best looking people in Melbourne, no comment.
I ordered the ‘must-have’ baked eggs that came with chorizo and a spicy chipotle sauce. The tomato-based sauce was lovely and smoky with a wonderful chilli kick. The eggs cooked well and the portion size was decent, not massive but decent. The side of paelo-inspired bread (or optional sourdough) was lovely and dense and remained soft although toasted, it was perfect to mop up the tomato juices.
My friend tried the chilli eggs with avocado and bacon. Her portion was diet-sized, as were other dishes that I saw guests enjoying. The eggs were nice but lacked chilli and the bacon left her craving a Vietnamese pork roll from down the road.
Coffee was tasty, but again, serving sizes were on the smaller side. I’d visit Patch Cafe to check out their tasty-looking paleo sweets – minus the omnipresent protein balls – and if I was ever in need of some hot-people-watching.