Essentially what I want is this: a comfy or interesting premises, which serves excellent coffee and has a reasonable array of breakfasty/brunchy options that are sufficient in number or varied often enough that I could conceive of indulging in brunch once or twice a month without getting bored. And I would really quite like something beyond a standard cooked breakfast. Sweetcorn hotcakes, french toast, avocado on toasted sourdough, bircher muesli - all these things were pretty standard in Melbourne circa 2001-2006. And while I have now found excellent coffee in two locations here, the breakfast on offer is a bit boring. At one there a few sandwich/bagel/toast type options, and at this it was pretty much eggs and toast or full english. Yes, both do pastries etc, but I want brunch goddammit!
I'm beginning to feel like Kate in Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul and her desire for a delivered pizza in London. This one shortcoming of Oxford irks more than it should, because it seems such a simple and wonderful thing to desire. What say you, my friends?
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