Pillar of salt has great food great coffee and the people are nice. It’s a cute little place with character. With a combination of brick walls, tiles and cobblestone in the courtyard, it gives the place a contemporary feel. It’s super stylish and has a casual vibe.
When we first walked in there was an egg and bacon burger on display that was calling my name. I turned away, pretended I hadn’t seen it and walked straight past. I wanted something more than just an egg and bacon burger. I really wanted to get the wild Japanese mushies w avocado & goats curd crème, black sesame seeds, wasabi nori crisps & marinated silken tofu on Rye (drool) but I could not stop thinking about that burger. It looked really good and you can’t go wrong with an egg and bacon breakfast. I succumbed to the impulse and surrendered to the burger. I’m so glad I did because it tasted even better than I thought. This egg and bacon burger was especially delicious.
There was a generous amount of egg and a good amount of bacon. The egg was sort of inbetween a scrambled and an omelette egg. It was scrambly but it didn’t fall apart everywhere so for now I’ll call it a scrambelette egg. It was yum! The brioche bun with sesame seeds took this burger to another level. It was sweet and delicious. Mmm comfort food. Totally hit the spot.
My bf is a vegemite kid. He had the Noisette sourdough toast (really yummy bread!) with butter and vegemite. The vegemite came in a little jar, really cute.
The coffee was damn good. It looked pretty and tasted amazing! The Five Senses coffee is local, Melbourne roasted and absolutely brilliant.
We also shared the chocolate chip banana and buttermilk loaf toasted w homemade Nutella, fresh berry coulis, double cream and Persian fairy floss. This was incredible. The super thick slices of chocolate chip banana and buttermilk loaf was toasted and the chocolate was melty. The homemade Nutella was delish and there were whole hazelnuts sprinkled on top. The fresh berry coulis was divine and there were full identifiable berries intact (I like when there are actual berries too, not just berry mush). There was blueberries, blackberries and strawberries yum! The double cream brought it all together and the Persian fairy floss was a nice touch. All the elements worked in harmony. This was really a delicious meal.
As we left there was a freshly baked savoury tart sitting on the window sill left to cool. How lovely. It reminded me of those cartoons where the fresh pie/tart is sitting on the windowsill of a forest cabin and a big hungry bear tries to make off with the pie. In that moment I felt like that bear, but luckily I was already feeling very full so in this case the tart was spared.
The staff were all friendly and the food was incredible. And so was the coffee. Definitely a place you will visit time and time again. It’s a really great place for breakfast, or lunch, or brunch, or for a snack, or dessert or even just for a coffee.
I heart Pillar of Salt!
Pillar of Salt
Address: 541 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: 03 9421 1550
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-5pm.