103-107 Errol St
North Melbourne, 3051
Let the sunshine in! The best thing about the Auction Rooms all year round is.....the coffee. The best thing about the Auction Rooms in winter, is the fact it's on the sunny side of the road! Warmth in winter! Hooray!
Choosing where the sun hits when you dine with your dogs is important this time of year!
We were also very lucky that we arrived in peak hour at the Auction Rooms, but everyone was waiting for a table inside. Sitting at a little table street side, surrounded by bench seats of hungry patrons awaiting their tables inside, we were served our stellar coffees in record time.
Poppet on crowd control
Observations tell us though, if you were planning to visit here don't be deterred by the crowds swarming outside. Traffic moved really quickly and the dogs met a stream of people over our brunch who only had a short wait before being shown to their tables inside.
The menu may require you 'googling' a few ingredients, but that is the beauty of such a simple, yet complex menu. Discovery.
We chose a sweet and savoury dish. The poached quince on brioche was to die for.
Free range eggs with a beetroot relish was also, simply delightful.
The girls had a wonderful time, complete with lots of human interactions (including a little man on his first legs!) and a few toast droppings washed down with water from the dog bowl out the front.
One thing for sure is, the sunshine truly made our morning. Head on over to the Auction Rooms in the colder months when you can appreciate the beautiful sunshine. The dogs will love you for it!