Brunch at Madame Mango, Camberwell

Mother’s Day is happening next Sunday so I thought it would be an appropriate time to suggest a lovely little cafe (the name made me think of mothers) to celebrate with your mum if you are around in Melbourne :).

I first heard of Madame Mango on Food Rehab’s 8 Killer Melbourne Cafes and The Breakfast Bootcamp so it became the more favourable choice when Ms. MoreBlindDates and I were tossing up places to catch-up as part of our semi-quarterly Saturday brunch ritual a few weeks ago.

I was tad late running some family errands so Ms. MoreBlindDates had already ordered her coffee and I requested a cappuccino (I think $3.50?) while I perused the menu.

The cap was just right and who doesn’t like pretty coffee swirls? <3

The name of the dishes on the menu were quite cute with Miss Buttermilk, Madame Museli, Madamoiselle Salmon…

Ms. MoreBlindDates settled on Dr. Breakfast ($14.00) which consisted of some perfectly poached eggs on sour dough topped w/rindless bacon finished in hollandaise sauce and some fresh greens on the side.  We swapped a few bites and I must say that I’d happily order this the next time I’m in!  Loved the hollandaise sauce and the bacon… mmm.  But then again anything bacon is good haha.

It took me a while to make my choice but I decided to go with Ms. Santorini ($13.00) after the waitress kindly told me that I could swap the scrambled eggs with poached ones!  It did mean that I forfeited the spinach and cherry tomatoes but no eat-out breakfast is complete without poached eggs!

Just look at that yolk sauce!! Lol, ok I’ll stop gushing about the eggs now… I liked the freshness and the simplicity of the diced tomatoes and a generous sprinkle of Greek feta (please ignore the hollandaise sauce and greens above that were transferred over from Dr. Breakfast).

Definitely a favourite after just one visit and not just because I had great company (conversations about food, faith and photography.. could life get better?)!

A sneaky shot of Ms. MoreBlindDates

The staff were friendly and accommodating and there was a homely feel about the place which was a welcomed change from the bustle of CBD breakfast joints. So if you haven’t yet decided where to bring your mother for breakfast on Mother’s Day, give Madame Mango a try!

Madame Mango on Urbanspoon

Q: How will you celebrate Mother’s Day with your mum?  

♥ Ames

P.S. I spent $16.50 on food that visit and so set aside $8.25 for the Eat Out:Help Out Project.

27 thoughts on “Brunch at Madame Mango, Camberwell

  1. Ahhh I love it when cafes give their food really cute names haha. I trust you and Adrian’s recommendations so I’d love to try this place out sometime. That Dr Breakfast dish does sound yum. I LOVE it when they drizzle balsamic glace on food! =D

  2. We are finally celebrating mother’s day together as a family for the first time in nearly 10 years as we will all be in Sydney.. Yayy! FINALLY!

    1. Haha oh no! I should have posted this earlier :P Definitely worth heading out there again :).

    1. That sounds lovely :). Hope your kids do something special for you and happy early Mother’s Day!

    1. I just googled ‘mother’s day langham’ and the specials sound delightful! I’m sure you and your mother will have a lovely afternoon :). Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Yummy :) i went there a few weeks ago and once again haven’t had the time to finish the post hehe but it’s a great cafe and i love how there’s a coupon for them in the Entertainment book woo hoo!

    1. lol I know the feeling, I have a backload of entries to write up! look forward to your entry though :).

      oh and whoops, I forgot that Ms. MoreBlindDates had an Entertainment Book voucher too so the meal was probably cheaper as well :D.

  4. what a cute place! and love the swirls on the cap! So pretty! I wish I was back in Singapore to celebrate mother’s day, so will be ordering a cake to surprise my mum instead! (:

    1. Aww, that’s such a nice gesture! I’m sure she’ll love that :). Thanks for coming by over this little space !

    1. Yep, it was :). That’s what I love about Melbourne… so many little places like this to discover :). Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I was pretty impressed when I got it myself! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, Libby :).

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