If you love buzzed about spot, Blake Street Merchant, you may want to check out its new sister restaurant on Beaufort Street – Ninth and Merchant. The casual eatery has good vibes, great coffee and a delicious menu. We headed in for brunch after a cheeky trip to Black Pig Deli.
We oohed and ahhed about the delicious coffee. Which was particularly smooth. I had a feeling it was 5 Senses, which seems to be my favourite coffee. And it was. So good!
Three types of eggs benedict grace the menu. Traditional, royale with house smoked salmon, and a Florentine with spinach. The traditional bene with thick cut ham ($18.50), poached eggs, creamy hollandaise, on an English muffin went down a treat.
For those who love their veggies, the roasted pumpkin ($18), is a deliciously different brunch dish. Golden roasted pumpkins is drizzled with the Merchant’s own rooftop honey, and served with whipped ricotta, poached egg, almonds and wonderfully crisp kale leaves.
I enjoyed the hummus and chorizo ($15), on GF bread (usually served with Merchant sourdough) topped with roasted peppers and onions. Though tasty and filling, I felt like it was missing something, next time I’d add an egg. It’s difficult for me to not have eggs with brunch!
We loved the coffee, atmosphere and food at Ninth and Merchant. I found the prices reasonable and the service was friendly and helpful. I’ve never been to Blake Street Merchant either and I feel I really must check it out!
Find out more info on the Ninth and Merchant website.