1/9 Yarra Street
South Yarra Vic 3141
+61 3 9078 9801
The Angmoh and I stumbled across new café Einstein’s Relative a couple weeks ago. Our initial intentions to brunch at Two Birds One Stone were blown to hell and back by unpleasant noise pollution on Claremont Street from nearby roadworks. Einstein’s Relative is indeed related to Einstein 251 of Caulfield and has occupied the space of former café Outpost. The sitting space is still small but more alfresco options are available along Yarra Street.
With the Sausage in tow, we nabbed an outdoor table and quickly warmed ourselves up with a couple of coffees, by Candyman beans. They were well-made and a great start to the morning. The drinks list is appealing with items such as the aptly named Dulce De Licious milkshake or the self-explanatory Nutella milkshake. It did require some discipline and I refrained from ordering either.
The Angmoh had a surprise crave for a vegetarian brunch and ordered the smashed avocado with added poached eggs. The avo was smashed just a touch too far but the generous serve of feta and crispy crunch of radish made up for that. The eggs were poached perfectly and The Angmoh moped up all the gooey yolk with the delicious sourdough.
I too went vegetarian with baked beans for breakfast. It had broad beans, kidney beans and chickpeas stewed in a rich tomato sugo. The unexpected pairing of beetroot gave it some sweetness, with flavours further punctuated by little bursts of goats cheese and dukkah. The Sausage, who leans towards a more carnivorous palette, gobbled down bits of stew-soaked bread rather eagerly.
Einstein’s Relative offers delicious coffees and brunch items and has ascertained the perfect brunch equation.