Some friends and I wanted to try out Chatterbox in Belconnen and made it there one Saturday morning. There are bright yellow banners displayed outside so you can’t miss it. When I got there, all outdoor tables were taken. Must be a popular spot with the locals.
I love the wall of potted plants inside – it separates the front counter area from the gorgeous long tiled communal table.
Our waitress took our drinks order as soon as everyone had arrived and I was impressed with how quickly the coffees came out. I enjoyed my soy mocha (don’t quite remember how much this was) and it came out in a huge cup with a mini biscuit placed next to it.
Fresh juice comes in a cute bright yellow cup.
It wasn’t hard to decide what I wanted – as soon as I read potato stack with poached eggs and salmon ($14.50), I was sold. The whole thing really is a massive stack. One of the poached eggs hiding under a potato rosti had broken when the dish came out so the yolk had spread onto the plate. I don’t know how it could not break considering the weight of the rosti and the other egg on top. I wasn’t fussed either way.
Everyone who ordered the rosti all absolutely loved it – two thick rosti patties which were crispy on the outside, yet filled with soft fluffy mashed potato and chives inside. One of the best rosti I’ve ever had in Canberra. I thought the fetta and salmon added just the right amount of saltiness to the dish. I’d come back for more!
Food porn of friends’ dishes
I enjoyed my breakfast (both food and coffee) and I’m happy with the cheap prices. There’s a relaxed atmosphere here, though it can get a little noisy from people happily chatting over brunch.
Chatterbox is located on the corner of Cameron Avenue and Chandler Street in Belconnen. Open both Saturday and Sunday for brunch 🙂
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