Cereal Killa hits the spot

Last updated 09:07 29/07/2013
Baked eggs
Ben Rogers
BAKED BEANS: The Spanish eggs were nestled in rich tomato and bean sauce.

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My companion and I were full of big ideas when we headed out for breakfast on Sunday morning. We'd come over all health conscious and declared that a breakfast of fresh fruits, yoghurt and muesli was the order of the day. 

But our cafe of choice was Cereal Killa on Dominion Rd and moments after perusing their delicious and varied menu all thoughts of wholegrains were gone.  

Yes, muesli did make an appearance on the list in the form of a breakfast trifle, but so too did baked Spanish eggs, French toast, savoury mince on a potato rosti and a tasty sounding omelette.

In the end we settled on the baked eggs for him and a coconut porridge for myself, which came adorned with tartly stewed rhubarb and gingery poached pears.

The eggs were baked in a tasty tomato sauce laced with cannelini beans and chorizo sausage. A cheesy breadcrumb topping was grilled to perfection on top. The dish was classic hearty winter breakfast fare, and the serving was generous. The one small issue was the amount of chorizo they used. The strong taste dominated the dish and it was impossible to eat it all.

The coconut porridge was exceptional. Again, another wintery warmer, it was coconutty and flavoursome and the cloying sweetness of the porridge and it's sugary syrup was offset perfectly by the tart stewed fruits.

Cereal Killa has a light, fresh interior creatively adorned with old cereal boxes and small jars of fresh flowers on the tables. They use eightthirty coffee which was served hot and strong. 

The coffee alone is worth the trip down Dominion Rd in my opinion, and once you factor in the excellent range of well-cooked, well-priced breakfast and lunch options on the menu, I reckon you'd be hard pushed to find a better cafe in that neck of the woods.

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