Long Story Short Brunswick
10 Tripovich Street, Brunswick
03 9048 4967
Hailing all the way from Richmond, Long Story Short has opened another cafe in Brunswick, settling in for a second chapter that will be serving up the same immaculate dishes that you’ll find at its sibling venues – food that is so good, you’ll have to restrain yourself from eating before Instagramming.
Co-owners Ly Nguyen and Dario D’Agostino have extended their reach deep into the north side. Here, they’ve taken over a European-style piazza in the quaint Sparta Place and, not surprisingly, it has been well-received in this cutting edge and utterly foodie-fuelled side of town.
Diners can expect classic Long Story Short dishes, also found at the Richmond and Port Melbourne stores. Think corn fritters with a riso venere salas topped with hot paprika baba ganoush, creme fraiche, kimchi popcorn and a soft poached egg, or the pistachio crumbed fish tacos with purple cabbage, coriander, pint and lime mayo.
If it’s something sweet you’re after, you know you’ve come to the right place. When you think of Long Story Short, it’s the sugar dream of the Fairy Floss Dessert burger that comes to mind, with honeycomb gelato, white chocolate matcha sauce, popping candy and magic dust, or the Chocolate Oasis with buttermilk Tim Tam pancakes topped with mascarpone and poached nashis. If that doesn’t send you into heaven, nothing quite will.
If the pancakes are a little much, but you still have a sweet hankering, opt for one of Long Story Short’s delicious smoothies, all made with the option of alternative milk, so nobody is left out. Warmer varieties that you can’t go past include the chocolate sphere – hot chocolate poured over a chocolate ball to reveal a marshmallow stack hidden beneath. You’ve probably seen it somewhere on the internet, after attracting over 10 million views.
Whether you’re starting your story for an early morning coffee or rolling on through for a boozy brunch after a big night out, Long Story Short has all you need for a top-notch brekkie joint in Brunswick. From fairy floss desserts larger than your head to hot pink lattes and melting balls of ice-cream topping fluffy chocolate drizzled pancakes – whatever story you choose, it’s bound to be colourful.