Tucked in the middle of The Adina Hotel (formerly The Medina) on the corner of Flinders and King William St is a pretty garden courtyard, which was the setting for a breakfast at The Treasury one Saturday morning.
|Peaceful garden setting|
As the weather was relatively warm, ruby grapefruit and orange juice were preferred over coffee. These were pleasant but were not freshly squeezed and as a result had a generic, store bought taste.
|Front: Ruby grapefruit juice Back: OJ|
The breakfast menu at The Treasury is fairly simple with less than ten items. An added bonus is the effort to use local and free range produce, such as Barossa sourced bacon and Fleurieu free range eggs. On this occasion I chose the Sauteed mushrooms on brioche toast, poached free range egg and gruyere. The egg was poached nicely and the yolk retained an ooze. Meanwhile, the brioche was deliciously sweet and paired nicely with the savory elements on the plate. Mushrooms were a tad overdone, with the skin wrinkly and chewy.
|Sautéed mushrooms on brioche toast, poached free range egg & gruyere|
|Nicely poached eggs|
Meanwhile, my boyfriend chose avocado on toast with whipped butter and roast Roma tomato, and added a couple of chipolatas not wanting to forego meat. This dish was nice, but was venturing into boring territory. Nothing wrong with it but definitely did not have the fanfare of the modern, hipster brunch places that are becoming all too common.
|Avocado on toast with whipped butter and roast roma tomato + chipolatas (extra)|
Breakfast at The Treasury is nice particularly because of the setting, allowing you to have breakfast to the peaceful sound of a gentle water fountain. Meanwhile, the food is simple, better than average in taste and relatively well priced with the most expensive item on the menu the Full English Breakfast at $21.90.
Jess gives breakfast at The Treasury 13/20 chops on The Chopping Board.