The Nicholson Coffee and Eatery

After Fajr prayer I got ready to pick up my daughter who always accompanied me going to different places. Since she lives in central Melbourne and I’m in Burwood, it was a 40 minute drive so to try to arrive at my promised time, I had to leave the house at 7am. Our plan was to visit a cafe that we often passed by if we wanted to pick up my eldest granddaughter, who is studying at the RMIT campus located behind this cafe. I like cafes like this that are surrounded by glass windows because it gives the impression that we are not confined and can enjoy the view of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. When we entered, we were greeted with great hospitality. The atmosphere of the cafe was still quiet then, with only two buyers but it filled up as the morning passed. We immediately ordered coffee because the winter air was so cold. After that, we ordered shaksuka (spicy baked eggs and tomato) and mujadara (lentils and rice with halloumi) for our breakfast and fresh juice – a mix of apple, carrot and mint. Service is quite fast; there is no real difference in decor with other cafes. The unique features of this cafe are firstly the impeccable service, and secondly the middle eastern influences on their menu, which also caters to vegans and people on a gluten free diet.

Perfect for winter mornings – shakshuka

Sehabis sholat Fajr aku bersiap-siap untuk menjemput anakku yang selalu menemaniku pergi. Karena dia tinggal di central kota Melbourne bagian barat sedang aku di Burwood, perjalanan kira-kira 40 menitan jadi untuk berusaha menepati janjiku, aku harus berangkat dari rumah jam 7 pagi. Rencana kami ingin mengunjungi cafe yang sering kami lewati kalau kita hendak menjemput cucu pertamaku yang kuliah di kampus RMIT yang terletak dibelakang cafe ini. Aku senang dengan cafe yang di kelilingi jendela kaca karena memberi kesan kita tidak terkurung serta dapat menikmati lalu lalang kendaraan dan perjalanan kaki. Ketika kami masuk, disambut dengan keramahan yang luar biasa. Suasana cafe masih sepi baru ada dua pembeli tapi lebih ramai saat pagi berlalu.. Kami langsung memesan kopi karena udara winter begitu dingin. Setelah itu baru kami memesan shaksuka (telur dan tomat rebus dengan bumbu) dan mujadara (lentil dan nasi dengan halloumi) buat breakfast kami dan juice campuran apel, wortel dan mint yang segar. Service lumayan cepat; tidak ada decorasi yang berbeda dengan cafe-cafe lain . Kelebihan cafe ini yang pertama ada pada pelayanan yang sangat ramah, dan kedua pengaruh middle eastern pada menu mereka, dan tersedia untuk vegan dan orang yang dietnya gluten free.

Good coffee and fresh juice to wash down your brunch at The Nicholson

Details

The Nicholson Coffee and Eatery, 1/34 Union St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Tuesday to Sunday 7am–3:30pm; closed Monday

Halal signage on menus; staff confirmation that menu is entirely halal

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