Marmalade and Soul (Closed)

Posted on | September 4, 2012 | 10 Comments

Just like I occasionally choose to read books based on the cover, sometimes I visit a restaurant or cafe just because I like the name. That’s how Alastair and I ended up breakfasting at Marmalade and Soul. I thought it had a cute name, and that was reason enough for me. :)

Marmalade and Soul is located in North Fitzroy and I think it’s aptly named. There’s something really sweet about the place.

We arrived on a Sunday morning, and they were busy, but not completely packed. Alastair and I took seats on the large communal table in front of the kitchen. This also meant I was right in front of a cake dome of marshmallow slices. Ahhhhh temptation alert!

After looking at the breakfast menu, I decided very quickly that I wanted the cassoulet of baked bean chorizo, chipolata and crunchy garlic bread ($17).

Doesn’t it look good? It was good: tender beans in a rich, slightly spicy sauce, with chunks of sausage and big cubes of very crunchy croutons.

Alastair hadn’t had coffee yet, so the menu had him a bit stumped. Eventually, he decided on the BET – bacon, your choice of eggs, and toast, which came with bernaise sauce ($16).

It used to be that Alastair’s favourite breakfast was eggs benedict. Unfortunately, after a food poisoning incident several years ago, he can no longer stomach hollandaise. So he left the bernaise behind – it was too close to hollandaise for his liking. But the bacon and eggs were good.

Well, after sitting in front of the marshmallow slice for the ENTIRE MEAL, I got rid of the temptation by giving into it. :)

I was served up a massive rectangle of soft marshmallow studded with bits of dried apricot and coated with shredded coconut. And it was only $4. It was really, really good, but it way too much sugar for one person. I’m sad to say that it left me defeated!

I enjoyed Marmalade and Soul. Their breakfast menu was interesting and inventive, though it might be a bit cryptic for people not hugely into their food. They also open for lunch and dinner (Wednesday – Saturday), which is on my list to check out sometime. And hopefully on my next visit I won’t be seated in front of cake or sweets again.

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Marmalade and Soul
162 Queens Parade
Fitzroy North
Phone: 03 9486 2740

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10 Responses to “Marmalade and Soul (Closed)”

  1. CheezyK
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    That is one awesome looking slice! Way too much marshmallow for one sitting, but still awesome.
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    Agnes Reply:

    Yep WAY too much marshmallow. I tried tho haha.


  2. lotsofcravings
    September 4th, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    i went just last weekend and this huge rum ball caught my eye, ended up being dessert for 2 that night, best of all only $3!

    also loved their interpretation of a chiko roll (much nicer!)


    Agnes Reply:

    I want to try their chiko roll :D It sounds good.


  3. Hannah
    September 4th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    They need to serve that marshmallow with its own little bunsen burner so that you can toast it to goodness.
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    Agnes Reply:

    GENIUS. I always knew you were more than a pretty face & a bottomless chocolate pit.


  4. Nic@diningwithastud
    September 5th, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Death by marshmallow ;) oh well, well worth it haha


    Agnes Reply:

    Haha if I had eaten the whole thing it would definitely have been death by marshmallow ;)


  5. Iron Chef Shellie
    September 5th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    mmm I want marshmallow slice!!

    Shame about how Ali is scared by food poisoning. :( I hope that doesn’t happen to me with hollandaise!!
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    Agnes Reply:

    Yeah he was so unlucky with the food poisoning – eggs benny used to be his favorite too.


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