You might expect a cafe renowned for its kid-friendly atmosphere to be filled with the smears of tiny handprints, eye-assaulting primary colours and the din of unintelligible war cries. But Miss Marmalade, a revamped townhouse in Brunswick, offers both familial hospitality and three variations of the Bloody Mary.
Yes, breakfast is done well here. The baked corn bread is served with market vegetables, hash potatoes, poached eggs, micro herbs, parmesan and crushed avocado.
If you’re after something fresh, the Superfood Salad is the way to go. Quinoa, puy lentils, pearl barley and greens come on a house-made yoghurt flatbread with white bean hummus, harissa and truffle pecorino.
Coffee is courtesy of Richmond’s Clark St Roasters and tastes great black or blended into creamy lattes.
The space has a rustic-chic feel with exposed brick walls, recycled wood and antique medicine bottles holding tiny flower arrangements (no doubt picked from the wooden boxes out the front). The airy family room at the back is filled with toys, books, and a chalkboard.