Best Breakfast – November

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By Ravenous Renee

Effortlessly cool and humbly chic, Bosque has found its home within the hearts of the Elwood locals for over a year and a half now. Always busy and bustling – especially on the weekend – get here early if you want a table outside in the sun. Here, folks flock like seagulls for more than just cracking coffee but for an exemplary food menu that’s hard to beat.

An establishment I had walked and ran by on many an occasion, until I realised that this place had actually changed hands and been rebranded over a year ago – taken over by Nick Lloyd and Chris Over – I was enthused to stop by. The menu really excited me, and being a slight gym-junkie I’m always looking for a menu that caters for healthy food, done in a tasteful, ab-friendly, and creative way. And boy, did this place cut it; I was more than impressed.

Ordering food from Bosque’s seasonal menu is like choosing your meal straight from the pages of a Gourmet Traveller or Donna Hay magazine – the presentation and passion put into the food is that good. The fresh flavours of locally sourced and organic produce (used wherever possible) also speak volumes. Kudos goes to Pete Milne, Bosque’s evidently talented, creative and dedicated chef (I give my hat off this young man – exceptional talent).

Taking a seat inside with my friend, totally aware that having food envy was going to be inevitable (as everything looked so darn good); we opted to share. I ordered the Paleo ‘Hunter and Gatherer’ ($16.90) whilst my friend took my other favourite pick, the Iron Man Egg White Omelette ($18.90), also ordering the Ancient Cave Girl ($11). Now where do I start?

My dish was rewardingly nutritious and unexpectedly substantial, really hitting the spot, paleo style. Out came two slices of real-deal, sourdough bread, served with copious amounts of naturally sweet avo-mash; two organic, free-range, soft poached eggs; mouth-wateringly-juicy, delectably cooked field mushrooms (exemplified in flavour by the decadent truffle oil that lightly graced its presence); and homemade white bean puree – all dressed with a sprinkle of dukkah and some decorative snow pea tendrils – wow, what a treat to be savoured…

As for my friend’s food, his egg white omelette was hard to beat. I make no exaggeration when I say that this was one of the tastiest and prettiest omelettes I’ve seen – a health connoisseur’s breakfast dream (minus the buttered toast). His Ancient Cave Girl (light and fluffy quinoa entwined with honeyed yogurt and chia, plus strawberry, banana, apple and almond pieces all mixed in with walnut and pistachio crumble on top) was also amazing and the prefect energising start to the beginning of a warm Melbourne Day – the perfect summer breakfast or brunch dish.

So if its soul satisfying, tastebud-tantalising, quality-fresh beautiful food that you’re after – Bosque has you covered. Just don’t blame me if, like a catchy song, you can’t get this place out of your head! See you there!

Bosque Eatery
114 Ormond Road, Elwood
Open 7 Days
Mon-Wed 7am-5pm
Thurs-Sun 7am-11pm
Ph: 9939 7762

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