Restaurants have started offering breakfast and lunch menus to meet growing demand for more traditional breakfast options in the wake of the city experiencing a severe heatwave.
Key points:Some restaurants are opening their breakfast menu to cater to a growing appetiteFor example, the popular Al’s Cafe is opening a full-service breakfast buffet on Sunday, offering the best of both worlds in a traditional and contemporary dining environmentThe new buffet will also be open to patrons with special dietary restrictionsThe Australian Capital Territory’s heatwave has hit the city hard with temperatures soaring above 110 degrees.
The Capital City is one of the hottest locations in Australia, with the average temperature topping 104 degrees in Melbourne’s CBD.
The heatwave also prompted many businesses to open their breakfast and breakfast buffet options, offering customers a wide variety of choices.
Key locations for the popular breakfast buffet are at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Al’s Café.
While most of the popular cafes and restaurants in the Capital City cater for a variety of breakfast preferences, some restaurants are opting for a more traditional approach, opening their menus to offer their customers more options.
“We’ve got to keep doing what we do, we’ve got a big team here, we have a very large team here and it’s about putting out breakfast as an option for the people of the Capital,” said John Hall, the chef at the popular Royal Victoria hospital.
“It’s a lot easier to do breakfast at home than you would think, so it’s the right time to go and try it.”
The Capital Centre Hotel and Restaurant in Melbourne opened its traditional breakfast buffet last week, offering guests a choice of fresh-baked bread, pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, sausage and sausage-like crepes.
“Our breakfast menu is one that’s very traditional, it’s a classic, traditional menu,” Mr Hall said.
“You can choose your own breakfast.
There’s a whole range of different options that you can get on our breakfast menu, but it’s all in a very traditional way.””
We have a variety that’s available, so if you want a breakfast sandwich, we can get it for you.
You can get a bagel, a bacon sandwich, a croissant, a cupcake and a biscuit for a very reasonable price.”
Mr Hall said the restaurant was one of a handful of businesses across the Capital region that were open to customers with special nutritional restrictions.
“If you have special dietary requirements you can go and get it,” he said.”[The buffet] has a variety on it, it has a range of choices.”
“If we do the same thing for a breakfast, we’d be open for that.”
Customers can also opt to try out the newly opened Al’s Bar & Grill at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
While some businesses may be offering traditional breakfast menus, others are opening them up to cater more traditional dining options.
The new menu will also include a range to cater both for those who prefer a traditional menu, as well as a more modern option for those with special requirements.
“What we do here is offer a range for different people, for different dietary requirements,” Mr Fournier said.
“For instance, a vegetarian option or a vegan option.”
He said the menu would include a full range of savoury options including pancakes, sausages, fried eggs and sausage.
“There’s something for everyone,” he explained.
“Everyone can come in and have a different breakfast.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you can have it all.”
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