Dead Man Espresso

35 Market Street, South Melbourne
03 9696 3912


  • Peanut Butter Choc Waffles
  • Rock And Roll Salad

The Good

The Peanut Butter Choc Waffles were absolutely flawless. With a nice crunchy outer, the inner was soft, airy and had just the perfect buttery sweetness. The refreshing and slight sourness of the exceptionally fresh berries provided just the perfect balance in tartness, when combined with the rich and creamy peanut butter and chocolate mousse. This well balanced dish was highly enjoyable, though would've benefitted from a drizzle of syrup which would reduce the dryness of the dish overall.

We also enjoyed the Rock and Roll Salad. Loaded with an abundance of fresh sautéed greens and purple cauliflower, the dish was liberally drizzled with lemon juices which gave it a mask of sourness. The egg sitting on top was poached to perfection, and the rich, runny yolk was the perfect accompaniment to the roast capsicum hummus and crunchy pinenuts. With a nice diversity in both flavour and texture, this dish made for a tasty treat without the guilt.

The Mediocre


The Bad


The Verdict

It was overall a very solid breakfast offering. While not the most exciting or innovative, they did excel at their current offerings, and I certainly don't have anything to complain about.

Would Penguin Eat Again?

Most definitely. It's clear that Dead Man Espresso consistently dishes out quality food at a great price, and I would no doubt be back for more!

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