Surely, St Ali is one of the most popular restaurant, where to eat breakfast and brunch in Melbourne. Besides, with more than 79.8 K Instagram followers that helps to attract customers to the spot. Moreover, also in the same place has a store that sells its own coffee bags and different kind of groceries.

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After that, the time has come to eat at St Ali. Because, such as popularity, intrigued to me. Then I needed to taste myself and proves, if they are making good food or not.

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Therefore, it’s when I decided one morning to visit it, to try its food. So, I chose a dish called “Ricotta and strawberry hotcake”. Due to, ricotta has always remind me the Russian pancakes called Sirniky that I have tried in Saint Petersburg. Also, it is made with ricotta and is one of the most beautiful pancakes that have tasted in my life.

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Samurai Gourmet at St Ali

Certainly, I had a great expectation in my first time at the breakfast restaurant. Besides, after ordering the food, I was so sure, it was going to be glorious. However, something happened that I will tell you now.

Ricotta & Strawberry Hotcake

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In fact, of all the dishes that I tried at St Ali, this one was the most beautiful. But, the taste of hotcakes was simple with lack of flavors. Even, the great mascarpone coffee on the top and strawberries, could not help to improve the cake. In other words, I couldn’t say wow, besides I wasn’t able to finish all the food. But don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad. Indeed, it was for two reasons, why I did not end it, one because the cake was so big that easy it can eat two persons. On the other hand, the second, due to it did not fill my expectation. As a result, I’m not gonna say, don’t try it, because I want you judge, if you like or not.

My mission is warning you and letting you know, my opinion about what I ate. However, all of us, we have different sense of taste, perhaps what I like, you don’t like or the opposite. But at the end, I give a good recommendation to keep you aware about what you are gonna eat and where.

Bush tomato, harissa, finger lime

After, the first experience at St Ali, I needed to come again to realize the food is good. Due to, such as popularity can not end, in a simple breakfast with not great taste.

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Therefore, I came here for a second time, to try breakfast, more classic, as it is avocado on toast. Besides, with poached eggs, bush tomato and a touch of lime, really got me with incredible flavors. In short, the most simple breakfast or brunch, or whatever you wanna call it, so far it has been the most delicious food that I have tried at St Ali.

Charred onions, oyster emulsion, ST. ALi coffee, bone marrow, crumb, gravy

Certainly, after I have been twice at the breakfast restaurant our chapter wasn’t finish. That’s why I decided to come once more, to convince myself, it’s a place worth to eat here. Because, after a not good experience and then a very good one. Surely, the third time at St Ali will be the last word.

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So, I went for one of the most expensive dishes at the brunch spot. Besides, with a pretty presentation, the first bite was taken, then interesting flavors were to my palate. Moreover, I finished all the food and concluding that St Ali worth it. On the other hand, I can’t put it into my favorite breakfast restaurants in Melbourne. But surely, it one of the best and I can recommend you to come to eat here, for a good coffee or food.

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Location Melbourne, Australia

Key Information

St Ali Restaurant

Qualification: Grateful/Very Good

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Price: Average per person $$ 35 AUD

Contact: 03 9132 8966


Address: 12-18 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne

Written by Samurai Gourmet

A samurai eating freely without being held back or afraid of criticizing restaurants which do not meet the requirements of his taste, and being grateful for those which gives the most beautiful culinary experience. Recommending to the people where and what they must eat in places unknown.

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