19 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park
HUMP BREAKFAST + LEBANESE SNAGS + FETTA
TEA + CHOCOLATE SHARE PLATE
Hump Breakfast – 2 poached eggs, toast, sauteed spinach, garlic mushrooms, crispy bacon, roasted tomatoes + lebanese snags + fetta
Chocolate Sharing Plate – Chocolate Baklava, Chocolate parfait, Chocolate and rosewater mousse with pistachio creme
I love Kamel, the staff are helpful, the menu is always imaginative and tasty.
They serve Breakfast Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Otherwise it’s lunch and dinner – which are also fabulous.
I love the HUMP breakfast because it pretty much has everything except the house made beans (I was sad the full madames was not on the menu – a very tasty breakfast bean dish)
I love the spicy little Lebanese lamb snags they have, which marry perfectly with the salty creaminess of the feta.
The eggs were perfectly poached and not vinegary.
If anything, I would like the tomatoes without the dried herbs – but it’s far from a complaint.
We arrived at 11am and they happily allowed us to chat, finish brunch, drink tea, order dessert, and chat some more until we left at 2:30pm.
They didn’t rush us out the door, or throw the bill down on the table.
I think it helps now they have the outdoor area at the back – so many great spaces to accommodate any number of diners.
As for the dessert – very hit and miss
The chocolate and rosewater mousse didn’t quite have enough rosewater, so it just tasted like off chocolate cream.
The chocolate parfait was nice but not pushing any boundaries – would be nice with some salted caramel sprinkled on tom or some roasted coconut and almonds for texture.
However – the chocolate baklava was heaven – hot, sweet, sticky, crunchy pastry, warm gooey luxurious chocolate.
I love Kamel, I will keep coming back. Time for one of the banquet dinners again – great value too for 4 people $35 per person – like a low key Maha but just as good.
Be thoughtful and courteous to the staff – if you make a booking – do the right thing
That means turn up, or call ahead to cancel when they’re kind enough to be holding a table for you.
Also good to know that you can reserve a table for brunch