This Melbourne cafe offers world-renowned coffee and mouth-watering dishes
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This Melbourne cafe offers world-renowned coffee and mouth-watering dishes

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Since its opening in April, the gorgeous corner hideaway has quickly become a local highlight, ensuring that quality, all-Australian produce and creative flair shines throughout all they create.

Black Gold’s outdoor setting area and comfortable interior expand to accommodate eager patrons on the weekends. Sliding doors reveal a huge space fitted with plush cushioned alcoves, perfect for group coffee outings and functions. Offering roasts from the prestigious World Roaster champions ONA, Black Gold’s freshly-ground turmeric blend and cold brews have become the talk of the town.

Where Black Gold truly shines, however, is in its breathtaking dedication to incredible-looking, mouth-watering dishes – as any follower of their Instagram account can attest to. The hugely popular Acai Pancakes contain fresh acai pulp puree, resulting in a thick but delicately fluffy texture. Beautifully balanced, the smooth whipped ricotta and toasted coconut aid the vanilla bean, berries and a gentle desert lime and pepper gel. Never too sweet and adorned with a beautiful floral arrangement, it’s easy to see why the burgundy-blushed delights are such a favourite.

Each dish is not only crafted from premium ingredients, but beautifully presented too. With summer around the corner, there’s no example more perfect than the refreshing allure of the Pineapple Superbowl. A smoothie bowl with a truly unique flair, the vibrant bursts of colour compliment a zesty sorbet topped with pineapple, banana, mango, coconut water, seasonal fruits and organic granola – generously encased within a bowl that’s been handcrafted from a scooped pineapple. On a sweltering day, the ice-cold medley of silky flavours could quench the most parched Melburnian.

Even cafe favourites like Mushies On Toast come from a world of striking originality. Meredith Dairy goats cheese and brussel sprout leaves crown the dish, which lays upon a smooth spread of dark, shimmering mushroom ketchup – inspired by the black sand beaches on the Greek island of Santorini. The seared, sesame-crusted Yellowfin Tuna salad comes accompanied by shaved fennel, peas, avocado, quinoa and chilli Kewpie.

The aptly-titled Not Another Smashed Avo comes topped with zucchini flowers; golden-fried with a light crisp and stuffed with goat’s curd. As a popular extra, you can add a poached egg. When the yolk cascades upon the toast’s edge, you won’t regret it for a second.

While we’re on the subject of eggs, Nonna’s Roast Chicken Benny has everything you could ever want with your perfectly poached favourites: slow-roasted free range chicken, crunchy shaved cabbage, parmesan and a rejuvenating glaze of white balsamic hollandaise. No matter what your heart desires, you’ll find it at Black Gold, with a twist that you’ll want to experience over and over again.

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