This perennially popular Collingwood cafe is one of my old favourites. Expect to queue regardless of what day or time it is – I had visited a number of times pre-blog, back in my uni days and it seemed there was no shortage of people wanting to get in. I am normally reluctant to wait for food, but I know that Proud Mary is worth it.
Potato hash ($18)
The potato hash had a well-browned, crisp surface. The strands of potato were cooked through but still firm; they weren’t mushy at all. The thick cut bacon was wonderfully smokey and indulgent. The bagna cauda, a classic Italian sauce made from anchovies, cream and garlic, had a good savoury characteristic which made the dish interesting.
Frank n beans ($17.50)
Juicy house made pork and fennel sausage was served with tomatoey beans and garlic fried sourdough. A well-seasoned, hearty breakfast.
There’s a reason why Proud Mary is still so popular. Why don’t you find out for yourself?Proud Mary 172 Oxford Street Collingwood