The only brunch I'm familiar with is Yum Cha. I don't normally head out for breakfast, or brunch, but when a friend suggested we do brunch before a movie on Sunday I was a bit dumbfounded. What does one have for brunch? Breakfast food or lunch food? So we drove up to Olinda, part of the popular tourist destination, Mount Dandenong to settle our hungry stomachs.
I've been to The Ranges before for lunch a few times and quite liked it. The bustling cafe is set on the main strip of shops in Olinda but is also set amongst the trees, so it is a perfect for getting away from it all for a lazy sunday brunch.
Lightly toasted, spread with crème fraiche, smoked salmon, spanish onion and semi-dried tomatoes
I wasn't really craving the sweetness of pancakes, and I've never been a big fan of bacon and eggs, so I opted for something on the "light meals" menu. I hardly ever have bagels, so I snapped up the opportunity to have one here. Just perfection! I couldn't fault it, the serving size was just right too. The salad dressing was even delicious. Just the thing I needed to fill me up and send me on my way.
On toast topped with triple cream brie cheese, house made baked beans and wilted baby spinach
On toasted bread - eggs cooked to your liking + baked beans as a requested extra
The Ranges at Olinda
5 Main Street, Olinda VIC 3788
Phone: 03 9751 2133