Posted by Unknown on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 with No comments
Despite the name, there really is no need to touch wood at Touchwood. 

One of the many things I love about Melbourne, are the cafes that seem to be popping left right and centre almost every other week. Touchwood is one of those that recently opened up late in 2013 and has been on my radar ever since.

Brainchild from the guys behind Coin Laundry, Station Street Trading Co., Pillar of Salt and Tall Timber, I wasn't surprised that we were greeted by a small queue. But that's okay, I secretly like lines. 

Seating up to 110 eager brunch goers, Touchwood was full to the brim. The place was buzzing, with wait staff in soft grey aprons fluttering here, there and everywhere. I particularly found the modern and bright space aesthetically pleasing with clean white walls and timber tables, highlighted by the natural light streaming through the large front store windows.

Skinny Flat White

Of course, I went for my usual cuppa - a smooth blend from Five Senses which went down a treat. 

Tequila and Citrus Cured Salmon

Having been eyeing this dish for a while, my eyes glistened as the vibrant dish was placed in front of me. Going around the plate, there was tequila and citrus cured salmon, beetroot relish, smashed peas, sourdough toast, poached eggs, lemon crème fraiche and a handful sautéed endive. I particularly enjoyed the serving of ruby red roasted beetroot relish which added a welcomed burst of tartness.

Tall Timber Breakfast Board

For the indecisive E, this brekky board was perfect, offering a little bit of everything to satisfy both her sweet and savoury tooth. To start off with, there was a single poached egg with beetroot relish on toast. For sweets, there was a bowl of natural house made natural muesli tossed among dried fruit, mixed nuts, seeds, cinnamon poached apple and dolloped with honeyed yoghurt. Washed down with a glass of freshly squeezed OJ, E was all smiles.

Wagyu Beef Burger

A chose the Wagyu Beef Burger, positive that you can never go wrong with a good hearty burger. She was not disappointed - a thick wagyu patty oozing with cheddar cheese, thick slices of juicy tomato, crisp lettuce leaves with ketchup and mustard between a light brioche bun certainly did the trick. Her burger was completed with chunky kipfler chips which were a dream dipped in paprika aioli. 

Considering the size of the place, the service was prompt and friendly, though we did wait slightly more than comfortable for our coffee and orders to be taken. But all is forgiven when the food and drinks made it to our table. Touchwood - we are lucky to have you.

480 Bridge Road
Richmond, VIC

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