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HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

P1070733 HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne
Hip hangouts can be found everywhere in Melbourne and Salford Lads Club fits in the bill in the most unlikeliest of areas – the nether-regions of industrial Port Melbourne.

Ex-industrial factory space – check. Stripped back brickwork and exposed beams – check. Wood, lots of it – check. Cool bikes – check. Young and hip waitstaff – check. Killer coffee reputation – check.

P1070710 HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

In addition though, some more quirky design elements caught my fancy. The tyre swing hanging from the bow of a huge sweeping tree. The streamlined filtered water station that I want in my house. The two cosy U-shaped nooks built into one side of the wall.

P1070730 HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

The coffee comes courtesy of a blush pink La Marzocco machine brewing Coffee Supreme beans and is served with a kitsch souvenir spoon – wonder who’s been to Pakistan lately?

P1070722 HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne local M said that her coffee was pretty good though she probably wouldn’t travel out of her usual Beach Road/Bay Street route, preferring the coffee at Third Wave Cafe.  This cup had a hint of bitterness to it.

Their breakfast menu is what I’d call classic with a twist. So free range, organic eggs come in the form of Benedict, Atlantic and to M’s choice, dukkah crusted ($15). Her eggs were perfectly poached with a pocket of white releasing a runny yolk with a stab of the knife.

P1070718 HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

My first breakfast choice consisted of house-made bean which weren’t available so I switched to the Northern breakfast ($18), otherwise known as a big fat fry-up.  The sausage and bacon were j

uicy and the vegetables – grilled tomato, avocado, sauteed mushrooms – were fresh and flavoursome. I’m not much of a fan of black pudding so I can’t comment much on this version other than the fact it was chunky – is that’s usual?

P1070720 HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

The surprising element in the dish were the eggs. Instead of poached eggs I asked for scrambled and what came out was sort of like chopped up pan-fried egg – as you can see the white and yolks hadn’t been combined together before being poured into the fry pan.

As we finished our meal at the tail end of breakfast they were just putting up their blackboard lunch menu. There were at least two or three dishes which sounded great and I’d venture to say that the lunch menu is more interesting than breakfast. So next time I’m definitely returning for lunch….and steering clear of scrambled eggs.

For more reviews of Salford Lads Club, including some fantastic pictures, check out Espresso Melbourne and Addictive & Consuming.

Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell St, Port Melbourne  +61 3 9900 1234
Weekdays 7am – 4pm
Weekends 8am – 4pm

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3 comments for “HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne”

  1. The breakfast looks really balanced. Most breakfast places would skip the avo and tomatoes

    Posted by Michelle chin
    Twitter: nichemiche
    | August 15, 2011, 9:22 am
  2. Yup, this is my go to place when working at One20 Studios. Check √

    Posted by james braund
    Twitter: james_braund
    | August 15, 2011, 10:17 am
  3. I love this place! I’m not from around Port Melbourne so unfortunately can’t visit all the time. I have been twice though, and can tell the coffee drinkers that they serve Coffee Supreme (the best in my opinion) and I both times I have experienced one of the best coffees I have ever been served anywhere in Melbourne! (Food was outstanding too).

    Posted by Jay | February 22, 2012, 12:15 pm

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