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it continues – breakfast burrito hunting

A few South Yarra dwellers on the twitters organise a breakfast burrito get-together every Sunday or so and @starinmelbourne very kindly got together a crew to head up north of the river to sample the breakfast burrito at Trippy Taco in Collingwood. When we arrived, they were deeply engrossed in some seriously cool word games, or as I like to call it, analogue Words With Friends.

Bananagrams-breffix burrito crew

To my glee, there was also a breakfast quesadilla on the menu so I decided that I’d get that to see how it compared to the breakfast burrito. The tortilla is really soft without having that tasteless doughiness. The fillings are delicious. If you were really hungry, you might need two. Delicious. I think it was better than the burrito.

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Tris ordered the breakfast burrito. Sadly, it is not adequate to feed the man-sized hunger that only a manly man can feel after a Saturday night of drinking. Kind of cool that it comes wrapped up and served to you in one of those plastic baskets that would be at home in an American diner (indeed, they use them at Misty’s Diner for their fries). I would probably order this if I were only peckish and felt pretty bad for T so made him have some of my quesadilla.

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I slugged my breakfast down with the help of a Colombian soy hot chocolate which tasted like it was laced with alcohol.

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It’s a pretty tiny place and the staff aren’t brimming with friendliness but I’d try this place for dinner. Do note that they are vegetarian!

Trippy Taco doesn’t open till 12pm on Sunday so we didn’t really go for breakfast or brunch proper. Good to know we have some options up north but I believe continuation of the hunt will take us south of the Yarra again…so far the south has served us well as you can see in this post. Just remember – if you go with this crew, you might have to play cool, nerdy word games. Thanks Em!

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breakfast burrito hunt: it begins!

Over the weekend, I was inducted into a breakfast burrito club. I don’t get to have burritos all that often, and never for breakfast, so I hauled my arse out of bed and ventured to that odd part of Melbourne south of the river.

My host was @palegoldenrod, an all-round awesome girl – she travels, she slacklines, she builds catapult prototypes out of confectionery (no, really. I’m hoping to report on that in the future).

The venue was Yellow Bird on Chapel Street, thankfully a good distance away from Borders and the MAC pro store. There were many in attendance and we cheerfully huddled on the benches that bit our arses (they’re a bit…spiky). Good thing the rest of the crew was very friendly, hee hee.

Everyone who ordered food went the burrito though many of us had variations – no bacon, no egg and such. I went for the default breakfast burrito – everything please!

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It’s not too shabby – comes with a generous dollop of sour cream, the bacon is those nice thick slices (the dearer ones at the supermarket…mmm) but perhaps would have liked my egg a bit more scrambled. @palegoldenrod said it wasn’t their best one.

For some odd reason they’d run out of freshly squeezed orange juice (at 10.30am? really?) so I had not one but two delicious chai lattes. Service is a little haphazard, but it’s a decent brunch spot. Shame I couldn’t order a Little Creatures limited edition brown ale due to how early it was…even though, as you know, I’ve had beer with breakfast before.

Still, I heard from the fellow breakfast burrito-lovers present that there other places out there doing them.

Let the hunt begin!

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