It has been a big week for the Melbourne’s Best Baked Eggs Mission (MBBE) with some delicious breakfasts shared with friends. Let’s get down to business.


Hardware Societe – Hardware Lane, Melbourne

  • Was expecting great things of this Melbourne institution and my hopes were high
  • The small kitchen means that menu alterations are generally not accepted; I recommend calling ahead if you have dietary requirements
  • Had a lovely staff member who put in a special request to the chef to make the eggs gluten free and dairy free. This did result in some slight un-paleoisation of gluten free bread and potato added (totally acknowledge I didn’t specify no bread or potato!)
  • A small serve of baked eggs (on the hard side) included a few mushrooms, capsicum and tomatoes
  • Unfortunately no sides are available to bulk up the petit dish
  • I did enjoy my tea and coffee experience complete with tea cosy for the tea pot
  • 5 / 10

Hardware societe

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Cornerstore Co – Ludstone St, Hampton

  • Massive shout out to Nicky St. Clair for making me aware one that one of The Hurt Box Cycle Coaching regular cafe’s served baked eggs
  • Cornerstore Co is very cycle friendly, and highly wheelchair accessible with a gorgeous courtyard out the back
  • Getting excited even as I type this, both the baked eggs options (one was on the specials menu) were amazing and extremely generous portion sizes – glad I had a friend who would go halver’s with me
  • One lot of baked eggs came with aubergine, a thick tomato sugo, and olives (added sides of avo, thyme mushrooms and spinach)
  • The other baked eggs came with onion, celery, tomato (added sides of avo, thyme mushrooms and spinach)
  • Loved them both. Eggs perfectly cooked (not hard and not too runny), lots of sauce, a hint of spices, and great sides. Heaven.
  • Cornerstore Co also take their coffee and teas seriously – my white peony tea came with three different timers (weak, medium, and strong). They also have a rotating juice special.
  • Staff were brilliant, attentive, talkative, and welcoming.
  • A new favourite – 9 / 10

Cornerstore Co

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Porgie and Mr Jones – Auburn Road, Hawthorn

  • Another Melbourne institution, you need to get here before 10am if you don’t want to wait for a table; it is the home of the first ‘smashed avo’ dish
  • To be honest, I didn’t quite have baked eggs – a slight change to their online menu. So I went with the Dukkah eggs – poached  w/ spinach, roasted red pepper + tomato, hazelnut  dukkah w/ added thyme roasted mushrooms and slow roasted tomatoes. While not much sauce, it was delicious.
  • Great to see P & MJ are now serving Finn cold pressed organic root juices; I enjoyed a kale, nettle, cucumber, spinach, apple, lemon & ginger
  • For a very busy cafe, the staff were very friendly and on the ball
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Note – cash only (ATM is next door)

P & MJ

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Ernest V – Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick

  • Found out about Ernest V from the Michael Kesishian, not only a fantastic Chinese Medicine practitioner but also a massive foodie.
  • The fiery Shakshuka baked eggs came with capsicum, chilli in a tomato napoli sauce with added mushrooms and spinach
  • Eggs were perfectly cooked, loved the kick from the chilli; I probably would have like to see more napoli sauce
  • Menu adjustments and dietary requirements were well catering for
  • Build your own veggie juice available
  • Staff very welcoming – this place is both cycling and wheelchair friendly with a courtyard out the back
  • 7.5 / 10

Ernest V

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