Master the art of lunch at the CBD’s newest eatery | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Master the art of lunch at the CBD’s newest eatery

Anyone who works down the business end of the city knows the pain of finding a good spot to eat and drink for breakfast and lunch that doesn’t involve walking more than two minutes in the searing heat. While some great city spots exist mere blocks away, the thought of walking outdoors probably has you running for the tinned tuna that’s been in your desk draw for 3 years. Enter: Master Toms, a breezy, casual eatery that just hit 60 Albert Street in the CBD for breakfast, lunch and every thing in between. With summer vibes created by bright aqua bench cushioned seating and plenty of greenery, the new venue from the team behind Emjays Coffee is all about relaxed dining – although the first thing you’ll notice when you walk in the door is the cold drip coffee brewing away on the big group dining table. With Emjays Coffee on the menu, you’re assured of a good caffeine hit here, whether you like it hot, cold, black, white or percolated. master-toms-2If it’s something to cure your hunger your after, there’s something to satisfy every foodie. Stop in for breakfast and chow down on a breakfast bun stuffed with bacon, a hash brown, fried eggs, cheese, spinach and BBQ sauce, or something lighter like smashed avocado on rye with crumbled feat and poached eggs. For the liquid breakfasters, there’s superfood smoothies like the acai raspberry and chia banana to sip, along with fresh juices and coffee milkshakes. Later in the day, you have two choices – grab and go from the cabinet full of freshly made salads, wraps and baked goods or sit down and opt for something on the delicious menu, with everything made in house whichever choice you make. With stacked crispy chicken and spicy pulled pork burgers, flavoursome Mexican plates like tacos and nachos, and vibrant salads, along with some epic super shakes to pair them with, you definitely won’t need those leftovers you were planning on eating. master-toms-3There’s even a few after work nibbles to treat yourself too with a cocktail, from saucy chicken wings to loaded fries. Pair them with a salted caramel espresso martini or a jug of Pimms and you’ll never feel the need to head to the other end of the city again. Ready to master the art of casual city dining? You’ll find Master Toms at 60 Albert Street in the CBD, open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and light evening meals. Words by Ranyhyn Akui