We met up with friends at Lux Foundry on a sunny Saturday morning, nabbing one of the many outdoor tables and enjoying the parade of neighbourhood pups that hang out there. It's a fantastic space on a summer's day - a mix of shady and sunny tables, lots of space and a nice, laid-back vibe.
The menu's a mix of breakfast classics and more interesting creations, with a decent mix of sweet and savoury options. Cindy, of course, went sweet with the mango and passionfruit panacotta ($16.50), with oat crumble, seasonal berries, lemon granita and fruit. It was a beautiful dish, with the big blob of panacotta surrounded by flower-speckled ring of icy granita. The combination of granita with the granola-y crumble was a bit odd, but Cindy was on board with the fruity, summery ingredients.
I ordered the Middle Eastern breakfast - poached eggs with grilled zaatar flatbread, beetroot relish, falafel and smoky baba ganoush ($17.50). This ticks all my boxes - perfectly poached eggs *and* falafel, with the smoky eggplant dip adding some richness to everything. I loved it - definitely a dish I'd go back for again in future.
Lux Foundry was superb - helpful and efficient service with an interesting menu executed well. We haven't gone there often in the eight or so years that Lux has been around, but we'll certainly be returning again before too long.
Even ignoring a rash of recent freebies, there's plenty of good reviews of Lux out there - see positive write-ups on Olive Sundays, Far Fetched and Fanciful, Short & Stout, Linnie Eats all the Food, French Toast and Indie Pop, Food of the Soul, Melbourne Vita, Skinny Glutton, In Scout's Honour, The Lamb Shank Redemption, The Grazing Panda, Simply Palates, Seriously and A Hound About Town.
21 Hope St, Brunswick
Accessibility: We didn't make it beyond the outdoor area - the tables out there mostly have fixed seating. We ordered at our table and paid at a counter inside.