We ate 1000 £ Bend's saganaki burger for breakfast on a Sunday with no real justification. It was not a 2pm 'breakfast'. We were not hungover. There was no shortage of more breakfast-appropriate items on the menu (avocado on toast, granola, toasted sandwiches). We just felt like it, and we loved it.
The saganaki was ridiculously salty, with that parmesan-flavoured crust that seems to set it apart from haloumi. There was plenty of salad and two excellent condiments. It was all wrapped up in the finest burger bun I might ever have eaten - it had the light crumb of brioche but wasn't as rich, was more substantial that the typical fast-food fairy floss version and capable of supporting fillings and sauces without turning to mush. It was a superlative burger and, washed down with a bottle of orange juice, a damn great breakfast.
For another veg perspective, check out easy as vegan pie. Reviews of 1000 £ Bend have been quite the mix of positivity, (Sweet and Sour Fork, Milk, Chai & Honey, Mandy and Adam, bean there, read that, The Very Very Hungry Caterpillar, Gastrology, new international students), ambivalence (The misadventures of MissC, eat, drink, stagger, My Food Odyssey), and negativity (Brunch Addict).
1000 £ Bend
361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne
veg breakfasts and burgers $5.50-12.50
Accessibility: This is a warehouse space with a very wide, flat doorway that would have previously served as a driveway. The interior is spacious but the table spacing is variable. Ordering and payment takes place at a high bar. Toilets are unisex with a flat entry and are quite narrow.