There are distinct advantages to getting up early, but my experience in this area is limited. Back in Perth I needed to get up early enough to order breakfast by around 11am back eight years ago because there were so few places offering all day breakfast, even on weekends. This lead to some very rushed mornings. On the flip side, the Melbourne all day breakfast has led to some irregularly late wake up times but today we are well and truly ahead of the pack.
It might be 9.45am but that is very early for us! Used to arriving when everyone else is, and therefore used to waiting, it is quite refreshing walking into a more than half empty cafe. Refreshing and a little disconcerting. Is this cafe as promising as we thought it was?
30 Mill was full in no time and we realised that eating early has its perks. I chose the chilli scrambled eggs with bacon, and Catherine the avocado and feta smash on sourdough with poached eggs. The chilli scram feels and looks old school but was well seasoned and packed with flavour. Catherine really enjoyed her dish, especially the avocado smash, but the eggs were a touch underdone.
Coffee here is great. On the whole the service was friendly and helpful, but it is what you expect in a suburban cafe. Like many suburban cafes, if you are in the area, or live close by, it is easier to get excited. 30 Mill is a bit better than that though, and in this case it was the the food that elevated it.