Common Galaxia

Posted on | July 13, 2012 | 11 Comments

Common Galaxia is the latest venture from the folks behind Dead Man Espresso in South Melbourne. They have very recently opened in Seddon and we visited on possibly their first or second week on a Sunday morning. That morning they were very busy and packed right up to the wooden slatted ceiling. So busy that we had to put our names on a waitlist and stand outside in the freezing Melbourne winter because there was no room inside.

This was incredibly unfortunate because it was very cold outside. I was so cold. Look, I just feel the need to tell you again: it was SO COLD.

What wasn’t cold though – the staff. You know sometimes when you go to a cool, hip place, with cool, hip staff, and they’re really busy, you get a bit of “I’m too cool for you” attitude? I’m pleased to say that we didn’t get any of that. Despite the busyness, all the staff were still friendly, and we were allowed back in to wait after it had cleared out a bit. (Thank goodness, because my face was about to fall off.)

Like Dead Man Espresso, the food menu is fairly short but still interesting. For breakfast, there’s several baked egg options, zucchini fritters, avocado on toast, as well as a few sweeter items like baked apple, granola, porridge and pikelets. Lunch sees a selection of smorrebrod / open sandwiches.

Alastair had the baked eggs with Warialda beef chorizo, roasted peppers, passata with chilli, coriander and yoghurt served with toast ($16.50). It looked really good.

I had my eye on the zucchini fritters, but unfortunately they weren’t available on the day we visited, so I went with my second choice – the avocado on pumpkin toast with smashed chickpeas, pomegranate gems, chevre, toasted pistachios and radish salad ($14.50) with bacon ($18). Avocado on toast is pretty simple, but this was elevated by the crunchy pistachios and sweet pomegranate gems.

Plus bacon! I received so much bacon – there were four large pieces on my plate.

Cofffees were good too. I liked that my long black came with additional water just in case.

So Common Galaxia – strange name, but nice cafe. The west side is getting cooler and cooler, hey?

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Common Galaxia
Shop 3, 130 Victoria Street
Phone: 03 9689 0309

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11 Responses to “Common Galaxia”

  1. leaf (the indolent cook)
    July 14th, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    Those are some gorgeous breakfast dishes! The flavour combinations sound seriously amazing.
    leaf (the indolent cook) recently posted..lamb’s lettuce (aka corn salad, mache, rapunzel, etc.)… and a simple stir-fry


    Agnes Reply:

    I thought it was pretty inspired to have pomegranate with the avocado dish – so pretty and gave it little bursts of sweetness.


  2. Hannah
    July 15th, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Oh dear heavens, your choice here is singing to me. SINGING TO ME. That might be because I’m feeling slightly delirious and there is so much pretty colour on that plate more than anything, but the point is this: me likey.

    And I was so cold at Rutherglen. Stupid not-working heater in my hotel room!
    Hannah recently posted..Rutherglen Part One: Tortes, Submarines, and Flying Bicycles


    Agnes Reply:

    Aren’t you always slightly delirious? Sure, sure, blame the cold. :p


  3. msihua
    July 16th, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    You are such a DRAMA QUEEN! Okay..given that it was a super cold morning, even I thought it was cold.. :) But your face would so not have fallen off :P
    msihua recently posted..Steamboat / Hot Pot with a Portable Induction Cooker – Recipe + Portable Induction Cooker Giveaway


    Agnes Reply:

    I am NOT a drama queen! My face was definitely about to fall off. :p


  4. Iron Chef Shellie
    July 17th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Those baked eggs looks sensational! and the combo of avocado pom.. might have to give that a go at home me thinks!
    Iron Chef Shellie recently posted..Beef Cheek Sliders


    Agnes Reply:

    Yeah it’ll be easy to replicate at home. And for the entire experience, be sure to stand outside in the cold for 20 minutes first. Hahaha.


    Piggyeatalot Reply:

    I wanted avocado on toast with pomegranate and nuts now too… Maybe with a bit of feta…. Mmmm… Food envy…(don’t envy ur face falling off tho! But thank you so much for taking one for the team and trying out this place ;) )
    Piggyeatalot recently posted..Mina-No-Ie


  5. Thanh
    August 6th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    I wonder what the name means?

    And Melbourne is so darn cold all the time. I wouldn’t get out of bed before 12pm in future if I were you.
    Thanh recently posted..Eat Street 2012 – Charity With A Delicious Side


    Agnes Reply:

    It’s a fish found in the Maribyrnong. And staying in bed until 12pm? Do I look like a teenager? ;)


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