Pillar of Salt

541 Church Street, Richmond
03 9421 1550
Cafe, Coffee and Tea


  • Peanut Butter Choc Chip Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Smashed Avocado

The Good

The Peanut Butter Choc Chip Buttermilk Pancakes were delicious. Topped with a mountain of creme fraische and pretzels, the stack of three pancakes stood high and tall. The pancakes themselves were a denser variety, with a slightly bouncy feedback. Smothered with peanut butter on top, this was perfectly complemented by the chocolate bits within the pancakes. The crunch of the pretzels were perfectly juxtaposed by the exceptionally fresh cubes of figs and mango, though the flavour didn't quite gel with the peanut butter itself, which we could've done with more of. The slight sourness of the creme friasche worked rather well with the mangos though.

We also enjoyed the Smashed Avocado. With a rather unique presentation, the avocado was exceptionally fresh and generously applied onto the crunchy toast. As the kale and feta were actually blended within the smashed avocado, this provided and interesting flavour to the dish and was a welcome change to the smashed avocado we are all so used to. Finished off with a perfectly poached egg and the grilled asparagus, this was well accompanied by the two slices of crunchy toast.

The Mediocre


The Bad


The Verdict

It was overall a tasty but unsurprising breakfast, a rather standard thoroughfare. The flavours of the components could've definitely worked better, though still remained enjoyable nonetheless.

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