Opening early to cater to the Melbourne city centre crowds, Bullrun is a happening place down Flinders Lane for the simple pleasures of coffee or the slightly more complex pleasures of big breakfasts and superb sandwiches and salads come lunchtime. Bullrun has done a good job in stripping away the pretension in a city filled with pretentious cafes, keeping the menu simple, and the decor chic and minimal – Bullrun is the epitome of a worker’s canteen for the modern worker!
First up at Bullrun Cafe are the liquids. Take your pick of Fairtrade, 100% Arabica coffee – nothing but the best for Melbourne’s sippers and nothing but the best at this city centre cafe down Flinders Lane – hot chocolate, teas, milkshakes, or freshly squeezed juice. Then take aim at breakfast. If you’re one of the many early risers in the city who’ve chosen Bullrun as their I-skipped-breakfast remedy, you’ll be pleased to know that this long, polished concrete venue is well-equipped with long communal tables for you to take your repast on. We recommend the Bulls Big Breakfast, with the works on organic sourdough or the so-called eggs Titanic – an Atlantic smoked salmon poached eggs concoction good enough to sink any hunger.
Come lunch the same great coffee keeps pumping out of Bullrun Cafe’s expertly tended espresso machine, but the food menu opens out into greener pastures with sumptuous (and light and healthy) salads, sandwiches and wraps giving Melbourne city centre types a much needed leafy infusion or carb hit. You can even get your fromage on with cheese platters available for a fixed price per fromage fan. As for those sandwiches and rolls, we recommend the tandoori chicken or the Moroccan chicken for an exotic wrap. Given Bullrun’s rip-roaring popularity, our final recommendation is to book to avoid the rush!