I’m heading off on holidays to Europe for a few weeks. I can’t wait to catch up with family in Ireland, friends in London and put in some serious pasta and gelati eating time in Italy. It’s not that long a trip so I can’t really claim I’ll get homesick for Melbourne, but if I do start thinking of home the sort of place I’ll be thinking about is Mitte.
Mitte is a local’s cafe in the back streets of North Fitzroy. It’s a tiny space inside with tables and chairs crammed in cheek by jowl. But if the weather’s good tables also line the footpath allowing for some prime North Fitzroy people watching.
I always order from the breakfast menu (it runs all day). The omelettes come served in their own mini fry pan. Super cute and super tasty when it’s the chorizo omelette ($15) topped with a “salad” of basil, tomato and buffalo mozzarella.
And if you want dessert for breakfast then all you have to do is order the breakfast crumble ($9.50). The only thing that makes this combination of sweet slow cooked apple and pear in any way breakfast related is the granola that serves as a topping. I can’t say I’m complaining though.
Details: Mitte, 76 Michael Street, Fitzroy North (Ph 03 9481 7097)