TOP 5 | BENITA KOLOVOS’ SMASHED AVO’S IN MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE BASED BLOGGER AND JOURNALIST BENITA KOLOVOS IS THE ESSENCE OF THE MODERN WOMAN. HER BLOG BENITAKOLOVOS.COM ENCAPSULATES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ‘SMART GIRL’ AND A ‘PRETTY GIRL’ IN THE SAME SKIN. A PASSIONATE AND BOLD VOICE IN THE MARKET, BENITA IS BEAUTIFUL AND BRAVE – DON’T UNDERESTIMATE HER. HERE’S WHERE YOU’LL CATCH HER ENJOYING HER SMASHED AVO AND COFFEE ON THE WEEKEND…

 

Disclaimer: I’m a south of the Yarra girl, susceptible to bursts of hunger-induced rage. For me, breakfast (or brunch for that matter) needs to be within a 30-minute drive radius or I might murder someone. So big apologies to my friends of the west and the north- I’ll visit you for dinner.

 

Also excluded from my list is anything too pretentious. I like my breakfast assembled and my avocado already smashed. Call me old fashioned.

 

With that being said here are my top cafes for smashed avo in Melbourne.

 

Combi, Elwood

 

I just love this health café’s simple combo of smashed avocado, mint, feta, lemon and pepper. Oh and pumpkin seeds to make you feel like a health goddess. I heard that if you order one of their raw organic super food smoothies you won’t have to exercise that day.

 

1/140 Ormond Rd,

Elwood, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

or Adelaide or Byron Bay

photo: @emmanuel_anthony

 

Tom Dick and Harry, South Yarra

 

These guys take the humble avocado on toast to the next level. It’s got chia-seeded toast, fresh raw greens, feta, corn, currents, almonds, pomegranate and even an edible violet or two. After your one-day cleanse at Combi, I think you’re entitled to treat yourself by adding bacon and grabbing one of their insane muffins for the road.

 1/242 Toorak Rd,

South Yarra, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

photo: @chilean.in.melbourne

 

Astroluxe, Bentleigh

 

Deliciously sweet baked cherry tomatoes, creamy feta, egg (I have mine scrambled with herbs because I am weird), seasoned avocado and a generous piece of Kalamata olive bread. Need I say more?

303 Chesterville Rd,

Bentleigh East, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 

Uncle Bart, Black Rock

 

Uncle Bart is my local. I literally roll out of bed and into this café. The owner, Chris, says I don’t look like I do on Instagram, which is fair because when I come to his café I generally haven’t showered or even brushed my teeth. Charming, I know. But I love them and they love me (I hope).

 

I think I’ve tried absolutely everything on their menu, but I always come back to their smashed avocado. Simple and uncomplicated, Uncle Bart does a bit of a Greek spin with capers, feta and Spanish onion in the mix, and a balsamic glaze on the side. Coffee is 10/10 as well.

607 Balcombe Rd,

Black Rock, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 

Tall Timber, Prahan

 

I’m a big fan of Tall Timber’s smashed avo with goat’s cheese and the most insane beetroot hummus. Which is weird, because in most everyday situations I absolutely hate beetroot and hummus. Here it not only works, but I love it. They’re super generous with their goat’s cheese too, which makes me very happy.

60 Commercial Rd,

Prahran, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 

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