Botannix Studio Cafe, Botany

In my area of the world, there exists a lovely gem of a cafe. Botannix Studio Cafe is more than just a cafe though; they also hold yoga classes, and they grow their own organic vegetables and herbs for the use in the menu – I love that! The cafe itself is quite funky and it feels welcoming – from the tree twig ceiling features and eclectic mix of wall art, to the peaceful outdoor area and friendly service.

Botannix has become a bit of a favourite with some of my friends, and on this day Paul and I were there to have lunch with his parents. They have a lunch menu, but the highlight for me is the All Day Breakfast; one of my favourite phrases. In my opinion, eggs are a perfect meal any time of day.

The day was quite cool, so I start with a chai latte. There are 3 options – chai powder, chai syrup, and chai tea. I went with the powder, and it was deliciously warming.

Chai Latte

Paul’s Dad chose the special of the day, a Spanish omelette. It was appropriately man-sized though he struggled to finish it. The size of a plate, the omelette was full of chorizo, potato, tomato, and fresh herbs, and was served with a thick slice of toast.

Daily Special: Spanish Omelette

I first tried Eggs Benedict last year and fell in love; I had been missing out on their creamy goodness for the first 27 years of my life! Served on a slice of thick sourdough, this featured fresh baby spinach and basil, smoked salmon, 2 gooey poached eggs, and a river of smooth, tangy Hollandaise sauce. Delicious.

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, $18

As fantastic as my eggs benny were, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of food envy when this arrived… Paul & his Mum both ordered the Corn Fritters. An impressively tall stack, there were layers of corn fritters, grilled haloumi, bacon, avocado, fresh baby spinach, and homemade tomato relish. I tried some of Paul’s and yes, it was as good as it looks!

Corn Fritters, $17

At the counter there is a display of freshly baked muffins and other various sweets, but even I was too full, and satisfied enough already. We’ll be back again… I’m already eyeing off the coconut pancakes on the menu for next time.

What is your favourite way to eat eggs? Poached, scrambled, fried, soft boiled with soldier toasts…?

Flying lessons?

Botannix Studio Cafe
http://www.botannix.com/

Contact details:
25 Swinbourne Street, Botany
Phone: 61 2 9666 7315
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 6am – 4pm
Sat: 7am – 3pm
Sun: 8am – 2pm

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18 responses to “Botannix Studio Cafe, Botany

  1. Jus and I went there a couple of weeks ago and just had bacon and eggs with potato rosti and it was delicious. :)

    I’m not a huge corn fritter fan but that looks awesome.

  2. hehe i like the phrase all day breakfast too! your eggs look oozily delicious!

  3. Those corn fritters look glorious!

    I love my eggs hard bolied and super cold with salt and pepper

  4. I love how they let you choose for the chai lattes, because I find it hard to find a good chai tea. The place looks amazing!

  5. Great find Chanel! I love eggs and it is either poached or scrambled for me! :D

  6. The twigs on the ceiling are pretty funky! Your eggs benny looks very tasty. I like my eggs fried or soft boiled – but it’s all about having a really runny yolk!

  7. Chanel

    Love the blog and everything you are covering. Hopefully catch up soon.

    x Claire

  8. Marky C

    Those corn fritters look awesome, they’re my new fave brekkie-eating-out food. When you’re next in Melbourne, check out Alimenati on Brunswick St in Fitzroy, their corn fritters are astonishing. The ones in Newington Armory Cafe are pretty good too for any Inner Westies http://www.armorywharfcafe.com/

    As for eggs, got to be poached or scrambled for me. Really getting into poached now – I’m learning it’s all about creating a whirlpool of water for cooking, and then putting them stratight in to ice cold water afterwards to stop them cooking further!

    • Hey Mark, thanks for your recommendations! Armory Cafe looks fantastic – I may have to venture out soon :D

      I haven’t tried that tip for poaching! Good one. I love soft-boiled eggs and solider toasts – it’s our Saturday morning routine ;)

  9. haha awesome! i did a review on this place as well.. we went there for Father’s day last year – definitely a great find!

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