Boozy Breakfast? Genius comes to Braddon at Elk & Pea

Andrew and Emelia My Kitchen Rules at Elk and Pea, Braddon Canberra

The Elk and Pea Eating House in Braddon is well renowned for their top-notch breakfasts and satisfying lunches. We were a little excited to be going as we’d been invited for their new boozy breakfast.

We love the ambiance of the place; deep dark old world tones contrasted with bright whites set a modern and creative feel.

And then it came: The Grande!

The Grande at Elk and Pea, Braddon
The Grande at Elk and Pea, Braddon

Ah bacon delicious bacon! This was not the stuff you get in Woollies, this is was a professionally smoked butchers job, smoky, salty and perfectly cooked. The bean and corn salsa had great flavour: cumin, garlic and tomato in perfect balance. The chorizo – now let me tell you something about this chorizo – spicy spicy spicy. Deeply satisfying when you combine this with the wilted spinach and perfectly poached eggs. This is my kind of breakfast, poached eggs, sourdough toast, sausage, a great chilli condiment and a healthy green element. This was done extraordinarily well, the only minor criticism was that it was mildly over-salted, nevertheless it didn’t detract from this highly satisfying dish.

Em was awestruck with her Smashed Avocado and Shrooms!

Smashed avo and shrooms @ The Elk and Pea
Smashed avo and shrooms @ The Elk and Pea

Here is a direct quote from her as she tasted her food:

“I’m so glad we had smoothies this morning I was going to be hangry …”
… pause for silent contemplation…
“… OMG this is good!”

The mushrooms were sautéed in a tasty thyme-butter with smashed avocado, marinated feta, torn basil, poached egg on sourdough toast + mimosa cocktail. It had all the right flavours and little bite of basil throughout the dish which made it surprising and utterly… DELICIOUS!

The Elk and Pea are introducing their ‘Boozy Brekky’ from next weekend for a month. For $25 you get either a Smashed Avocado & Shrooms and a Mimosa or the Grande and a house beer.

Why miss out on all that deliciousness?? Check ‘m out 🙂

The Elk and Pea website


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Delissio in Braddon – A Sunny Sunday Breakfast date!

Delissio's delicious take on Eggs Benedict with avocado for the win!
Delissio’s delicious take on Eggs Benedict with avocado for the win!


A few of us went out for breakfast on the weekend and we thought we would try somewhere that none of us have been to but has been there for a long time.  Delisso.  Andrew looked up the breakfast menu and there were quite a few things that caught our eye!

Ze German breakfast – looked like a heart attack on a plate but one we had to try! The Quinoa porridge – Corinne is on a health kick and thought this one would be a great one to try.

German breakfast with Pork Belly, Potatoes, Spinach and Apples
German breakfast with Pork Belly, Potatoes, Spinach and Apples
Quinoa and Berry Porridge
Quinoa and Berry Porridge

Overall the food was really good and pretty good value for money.  I think we’ll add this to our regular rotation list.

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