For sleek, modern takes on all-day brunch classics, Essendon locals stop by History Café on Leake Street. Mixing blond wood floors and funky furniture with pale blue subway tiles and a rough cut bluestone feature wall, this café has a light, bright and breezy ambiance both inside and out. Perch on a stool and soak up dappled sunlight while gazing streetside through a glass frontage leading to alfresco dining and contemplate a seasonal Mod Oz menu with tempters such as baba ghanoush with poached eggs, herbs, crisp kale, walnuts, pomegranate and brown butter. Tickle the tastebuds with 21 day house cured dry aged duck ham and liver parfait with shaved fennel and orange gel, or perhaps warm sardines with poached eggs, caper and currant dressing, beef crisp, micro celery and chilli salt.
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