Here’s a list of some things you can expect at Miss Marmalade of Melbourne: house baked muffins, fresh juices, wagyu beef burgers, soft shell crab sliders, ricotta hotcakes, exceptional coffee. That list, we assure you, could be much longer, but it’s best if some things are kept as a surprise. You’ll find Miss Marmalade on Union Street in Brunswick, where a charming ambience awaits – the kind that makes you want to sit and relax and appreciate all the sounds and smells of a classic cafe. Melbourne isn’t short of great cafes, we know, but Miss Marmalade is better than most.
The Union Street exterior of Miss Marmalade is appealing and understated with a modest smattering of tables and some very pretty flowers. All this means it’s very clear you’re onto a winner before you’ve even stepped through the door. Once you are through the door, however, things get even better. Lots of exposed brick, dark wood, nice lighting and cups and saucers knocking against one another to give those proper cafe sounds. With all of that, mind it’s no surprise that we think Brunswick and indeed all of Melbourne are lucky to have Miss Marmalade.
Open for breakfast as well as lunch, the Miss Marmalade menu is packed with Australian cafe classics. Go light with banana and cinnamon bread, eggs however you like ‘em, or some classic smashed avo. Or go slightly more gourmet with grilled asparagus and smoked salmon, a quinoa salad or the Miss Marmalade fish of the day. Brunswick locals will be pleased to hear that many of these options are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, and Miss Marmalade of Melbourne even offers a cute little kid's menu. Reserve a table at this fantastic cafe now and get involved.
Booked the night before and my table was ready when I arrived for breakfast. The potato cakes were magnificent as was the coffee. Definitely will come again.
Quick, efficient and friendly service in a lovely atmosphere. We were there for a meeting on a busy Saturday morning and were not big orderers, but we were not rushed..
Welcoming, attentive staff. A range of dishes to select from- all well presented. Parking can be problematic but worth the walk. Would recommend to others.