172 Oxford Street, Collingwood
Ph (03) 9417 5930
$6 – $17
*Service: Helpful, friendly - Not a vacant seat during lunch.
The industrialised suburb of Collingwood channels its working-class roots with the inclusion of Proud Mary. Fragrant Middle-Eastern spices, indulgent Southern-style breakfasts and traditional Italian flavours are infused into a seasonal, stylish menu. Reminiscent of lunchtimes in downtown-Manhattan, a combination of trendy locals and men-in-suits devour their meals, before heading back to the office. With Smith and Gertrude Streets just a few blocks away, it’s time to spill the Brazilian beans and let Melburnian’s taste the pride of Proud Mary.
Impressively decorated, the newly converted-warehouse permeates strong and intoxicating aromas from rich roasted coffee beans. The concrete floors, gorgeous wallpapering and fancy espresso machine are all excellent distractions for patrons waiting for the bustling kitchen to plate-up during the rush. A selection of comfort foods and contemporary dishes, the meals aren’t overly complicated. Anything from, Blueberry Scones with Lemon Curd to Chipotle Beans with Cornbread or House-Made Linguine with Prawns, Proud Mary is a great addition to the Melbourne brunch scene.
What to Get
Potato Hash $16.5
Asparagus, bacon, poached egg and bagna cauda
Avocado on Toast $13
Crunch sourdough toast topped with mashed avocado, barbequed corn salsa and chilli oil
Ricotta Hotcakes $16
A triple stack of fluffy hotcakes served with spiced peaches, white chocolate semi-freddo, hazelnuts & Grand Marnier syrup
Lamb Kofte $17
Lean lamb kofte mixed seasoned well, served on a spiced chickpea puree with labneh and almond burnt butter.
Pomodorini & Goats Cheese Tart $13
Crumbly pasty, sweet tomatoes and rich goats cheesed served with a fresh pea and basil salad.
Pork Belly Sandwich $15.5