Cavallero Cafe, Smith Street, Collingwood

Photograph of a white bowl containing delicious raspberry jam from Cavallero Cafe, Smith Street, Melbourne.

Cavallero on Smith Street in Collingwood for breakfast on a Saturday (mid/late) morning is a good idea if you like organic oats with stewed fruit, and some of the best freshly squeezed orange-juice in town, but not if you're in a hurry, or if you need a cosy, comfortable, quiet start to your day.

The service is unpredictable (20mins for toast and no apology for the delay (I think they actually *forgot* to place the order with the kitchen)) and the staff a bit too important to engage eye contact while taking your money. It can get a bit pricey too - at $6 for two slices of toast, it's just as well it's bloody nice jam!

The space is nicely arranged though, with several different areas depending on if you're in the mood for a booth, the bar, or a shared large table. A fair-enough start to your weekend, but Cavallero won't end up being your favourite breaky spot.