Review: Second Home, Eltham

A few weekends ago I was back in Eltham for a wedding and the next day headed to Second Home for brunch. As someone who grew up in Eltham it’s still a bit of a surprise that cafes this good have established there, but I’m definitely not complaining!

The cafe is in a gorgeous Alistair Knox building, with high ceilings, lots of natural light and lovely furnishings. The tables are spaced far enough apart to give a sense of privacy, and the staff were friendly and welcoming even though it was unsurprisingly rather busy!

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The menu has a good range of sweet, savoury, healthy and not-so-healthy options, with plenty of vegetarian choices. The coffee was so good that I had to have two!

Second Home, Eltham | I Spy Plum Pie

My mum ordered the Vegie Home ($21.90) which consisted of haloumi, corn fritters, roasted tomato, mushrooms, avocado, beetroot relish and poached eggs, all on toast. It was a very decent sized dish and she was very happy with her choice!

Second Home, Eltham | I Spy Plum Pie

Dad went with the Hearty Home option ($22.90) which came with double smoked bacon, tomato, thyme buttered mushroom, breakfast sausage, avocado and poached eggs on toast. He was very impressed that they make the sausages on site themselves – therefore making them preservative free which is rare for sausages! Funnily enough I didn’t try any of this dish, but there was nothing left at the end which I’m taking for a good sign!

Second Home, Eltham | I Spy Plum Pie

Both my sister and I ordered the Charred Corn, Manchego Cheese & Jalepeno Hotcake ($19.90) served with spiced pepper relish, corn salsa, avocado and fried egg. The dish had an excellent level of spice to it – providing a little kick without overpowering the dish. I particularly liked the relish and salsa, which provided a nice balance to the slightly doughy hotcake.

Second Home, Eltham | I Spy Plum Pie

As Second Home is situated in the backstreets of Eltham finding a car park can be a little tricky, but it’s well worth the effort to get there! I’m very glad there are now options like this for visits to my folks place!

Second Home, Eltham | I Spy Plum Pie

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