Nine Yards is one of a new brunch place in South Melbourne, Dorcas St. It occupies a large space for group diners. Clean with neutral colour palette makes it a great atmosphere to chill and unwind on the weekend. I find they are healthier than the general brunch cafes that I’ve been to. So perfect for health-conscious individuals!
We’ve visited three times now, and can fully review the experience. Food portion is reasonable, not super generous, but also enough for me and J.
J ordered the Smashed Avo with Vegemite Toast. He was happy with it, only a little bit of vegemite which didn’t overpower the avocado and toast. A very healthy dish!
I really enjoyed this Bacon Slab Benny, mainly because it’s not the standard shortcut bacon, and it’s got the added honey glaze. The grated apple makes it fresh and with texture at every bite. I actually couldn’t finish the sourdough and had to pass it to J.
I enjoyed their coffee, but didn’t enjoy their Chai latte, I didn’t like the aftertaste of the chai – perhaps we’re too used to Prana Chai… Berry Smoothie was good – not too sweet. I like how they are using paper straws 🙂
The Barramundi and sweet potato wedges felt like a gourmet fish and chips with an Aussie flare. Everything was fine, apart from a small critique on serving this in a box… it was quiet hard to eat/cut the barramundi.
The Zucchini and Pea fritters were a delight, nothing was overpowering. Again I felt this was another healthy dish. Lots of veggies for the belly!
I think all the above are dairy free and gluten free, except for the honey glazed bacon slab where hollandaise contains dairy. A couple of vegan options too, which makes it diet-friendly.
Please be aware that unlike other brunch places, there’s 15% surcharge on public holidays. 10% surcharge on Sundays. So pick your days!
Overall, service to me has always been consistent. Staff will come to take your order at the right time, food is served without much wait. We actually finished our brunch in less than 1 hour! I’d recommend this place because of the atmosphere and diet-friendly options. It is a little pricey esp on Sundays and public holidays, but it’s the price you pay not needing to wait for a table.