I am a huge fan of taking my morning slow. This usually involves going to the gym in the morning and taking my time to get ready for work. Sometimes, I’ll treat myself to a breakfast. The kind where you sit and buy the most scrumptious thing on the menu. Normalise eating at a cafe by yourself.
Mecca Coffee [menu]
26 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015
Mecca Coffee is only a short 3 minute walk from Green Square Station.
I am obsessed with the decor and design of the Alexandria cafe (there is also another one in the Sydney CBD). It is very minimalistic and industrial. I love when the sunlight spills through the windows and hits the walls.
I liked that the menu was not overwhelming with breakfast options. The prices are mid to expensive. There are the breakfast classics such as granola, breakfast rolls and toasties. I ordered a small cappuccino and a breakfast plate.
The service was friendly but slower than I anticipated. However, I was able to read a book to pass the time. I was reading All Adults Here by Emma Straub. It’s a fun and warm multi-generational story read that focuses on a dysfunctional family worrying about their own issues and rediscovering their true selves.
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Iggy’s sourdough, avocado, poached eggs, halloumi, leg ham, hash browns, relish
It was really delicious. I didn’t have a lot of time to eat it. The eggs, hash browns and spicy relish were the highlights with the dish. I wish the avocado was softer to spread on the sourdough but you really can’t go wrong with any of these ingredients. For $24, I thought it was a bit expensive but most big breakfast meals will go upwards of $20.
What I do love about Mecca Coffee is that they do roast their own coffee. I think it’s fantastic that they roast their coffee in-house but the coffee price is still steep. A small coffee set me back around $4.50. As someone who is quite indifferent to coffee, I had mixed thoughts about this place. I love the industrial charm and cozy vibes but I felt the food was just missing something for me. $4.50 is steep for coffee – even for Sydney.
I don’t want to write this place off and think I would come again and try something different.
I must be visiting the wrong coffee places – $4.50 here in Melbourne is pretty standard! I love the vibe of this place, but the food is definitely on the pricier side x