Petty Officer

There’s nothing Petty about this cafe.

The Petty Officer is a vital part of Albert Park’s cafe culture. You know the suburb…. its famous for holding the Grand Prix each year, which interestingly enough, is held on an area that was once used as a military camp. I suppose the swamps and lagoons made for good training grounds. The residential area of Albert Park is dotted with Victorian style buildings, many of which are beachfront terrace houses.

The Petty Officer sits on a corner of Victoria Avenue, and inside awaits a well designed space, with a geometrically pleasing timber counter, hand painted wall art, scattered cactus plants, and warm drop down lights.

Coffee is from Proud Mary for their house blend espresso, while single origin beans are sourced from various local roasters fortnightly. I was in luck today, with Cartel Roasters’ natural Ethiopian beans in the hopper. My long black was made from the Chelelektu beans, which was grown at around 1850-2000 metres above sea level in the Kochere zone. It delivered a fruit driven cup, creamy peach and apricot notes.

The all day Brunch menu is extensive, and also features a generous wine list. Options include the  Mama Lucia’s Spanish Omelette; Devil Eggs with spicy Chorizo; Cinnamon French Toast with vanilla bean cream cheese & caramelised buerre bosc pears; Tempura battered Soft shell crab tacos with shoestring fries; and Tuna Quesadillas. They also do an Herbivore Deluxe burger, which is made with a chickpea, corn, and quinoa patty.

Petty Officer
113 Victoria Ave
Albert Park VIC 3206

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