Breakfast at the Flathead Cafe

johnboy 11 April 2007 25

The Flathead Cafe in O’Connor has rapidly become an Inner North institution for fish and chips. Fortunately Nick The Pig had crashed on my couch the other night and with the morning he was bellyaching about how, without food, he would immediately expire. So we went looking for breakfast with some hope that All Bar Nun might be open.

In that we were disappointed, but I noticed that Flathead’s was doing business and figured they couldn’t just be doing fish and chips for breakfast. Instead we got this magnificent bastard for a mere $10:

The tomato was actually cooked! And the eggs were right (aside from a broken one which happens to the best of us. It had decent bacon, and a sausage lurked in there to surprise the unwary. The hash browns were both enourmous and delicious and it came with a plate of toast with which to conduct mopping up operations. Best of all it had plain old baked beans rounding it out.

If you’re after lightly grilled marinated mushrooms with your big breakfast then this isn’t for you. But if you want a real fry up breakfast for a very reasonable $10 then it’s highly recommended.


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canberralocal canberralocal 5:12 pm 25 Jun 11

Sammy said :

Pajenkas in the ANU Union offer a similar big breakfast on weekdays for about $8. Eggs, bacon, tomato, hash browns and sausage.

Err more like $12. Although it is worth it, despite the fact that portion sizes have declined this year for some reason. I still eat there though, good food and excellent service from the ladies on the counter.

emd emd 9:13 pm 15 Apr 07

Being vego, I’d be giving the bacon and sausages to my other half anyway. But a nice greasy egg on toast is nice every few weeks.

ogrex ogrex 10:01 am 15 Apr 07

OK, scratch that last question. Just looked it up, so they don’t open until 10AM on Sundays. It goes against the early-riser in me, but I’ll accept it.

ogrex ogrex 9:51 am 15 Apr 07

Is Flathead’s open on Sundays? Walked by this morning about 9:30AM and no one home. The Nun was open of course… but I was looking forward to grease and beans!

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 5:42 pm 14 Apr 07

And even if you did drive that far, emd, you probably wouldn’t make it home again with all the greasy gunge inside you….

I’ll just stick with my dates, lamb kebab and couscous thanks.

emd emd 10:32 pm 13 Apr 07

Maybe I’ll just stay home and cook my own, in that case… I can’t drive that far on an empty stomach.

Maelinar Maelinar 7:54 am 13 Apr 07

emd – northside.

I-filed I-filed 10:35 pm 12 Apr 07

Why those are the same packet hash browns that Pirate Cafe Tilleys sell as a side dish for $3.00 on their own…

emd emd 9:47 pm 12 Apr 07

So where do people go for a fry-up brekky southside?

simbo simbo 11:28 pm 11 Apr 07

But surely university Unions are evil and the source of everything wrong in society!

Unless they’re providing a cheap brekky, presumably.

Sammy Sammy 10:39 pm 11 Apr 07

Pajenkas in the ANU Union offer a similar big breakfast on weekdays for about $8. Eggs, bacon, tomato, hash browns and sausage.

Cameron Cameron 8:52 pm 11 Apr 07

If there were a comparable breakfast southside I would be stoked. 10 bucks for that is awesome, but not worth driving to O’Connor for 😉

c` c` 8:17 pm 11 Apr 07

Their food is great, but their workflow is sloppy and slow. Can sometimes take a while to get what you’re after. Hasn’t stopped me from going back though.

shauno shauno 8:13 pm 11 Apr 07

Yep thats good value we get a similar one in my local pub for about $15

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 7:55 pm 11 Apr 07

$10 for that? Crikey, I’m gunna drag my arse there on the weekend!!!!!

terubo terubo 7:22 pm 11 Apr 07

Well at least you’re still alive, NTP!

ducks ducks 6:03 pm 11 Apr 07

This picture hurts my diet. 🙁

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 5:57 pm 11 Apr 07

You know, besidesthe grease that I desperately needed, it didn’t really do much for me (too greasy and the sangs weren’t very good) and no mushrooms (JB hates ‘shrooms so not a problem for him).

Chris S Chris S 5:53 pm 11 Apr 07

Now that’s what a breakfast should be.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 5:00 pm 11 Apr 07

Dear Author

I would like to thank you for this post as it has been used as an appetite supressant for me all day. (apart from the hash browns which actually look quite good, so really it has been a source of confusion for my poor old body).

Kind Regards
Absent Diane of the Imminent Present
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