Trunk Bar and Diner, Melbourne

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We popped into Trunk one morning for a quick breakfast. Having come across this courtyard cafe/bar/pub randomly, we didn’t expect much – plus the menu was quite limited and mostly American. However, we quickly changed our minds after being greeted with friendly and efficient service and enjoying a well-made coffee.

Great coffee

Mr Black ordered the Mexican scrambled eggs which, on arrival, were not exactly what he expected, being wrapped in a tortilla. Thankfully they were delicious so he wasn’t disappointed. He especially enjoyed the freshness of the coriander lifting the rich, salty flavours of bacon, egg and cheese.

Mexican scrambled eggs… In a tortilla

I went for a portabello mushroom quesadilla with fontina and feta. OH MY WORD. It was delectable! Cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasonings and a gorgeous, goat-y feta which went with the mushrooms beautifully, plus a touch of fresh oregano.

Mushroom quesadilla

Loved it! On our last morning in Melbourne, we came back for breakfast again. This time, Mr Black and I shared three dishes (sounds like a lot but it was only $25 for all three). We started with fruit salad, which happily had lots of delicious fruits rather than just fillers such as apple, banana etc.

Fruit salad

I ordered another quesadilla, having loved my first one so much. This time it was a poached chicken quesadilla with roasted capsicum, cheddar and coriander. It was as good as the first! Crisp, light, with a slice of lime to beautifully compliment the coriander and balance the richness of the cheese.

Chicken quesadilla

Mr Black had the breakfast burger, partly to make up for the fact that we hadn’t had the chance to try their Trunk wagyu burger (only available after 12 midday). Bacon, egg and cheese on a brioche bun? Hello! How could that NOT be good?

Breakfast burger

The only thing that could improve it was the addition of some kind of delicious sauce… Happily, Trunk Diner provides! The red sauce was a home-style tomato and capsicum ketchup, and the barbeque had a real American-style smokiness which was too much for the breakfast burger but I can imagine would be perfect with the Trunk wagyu burger. Plus, the green and red hot sauces were a happy addition to my delicious quesadillas!


After lunch, Trunk Diner is absorbed into Trunk Bar: a beautiful open space outside and cool elegant inside, with a great range of beers, wines etc. This is a lovely place to sit and have a few drinks of an afternoon/evening! There are lots of small lamps and fairylights, covered areas as well as exposed for the sunlovers, cute tables and chairs plus a selection of cool tunes such as Jurassic 5 to take you into the night.


Cute succulents

Trunk by night

All the little touches made it such a lovely spot to relax andsoak up the summer atmosphere.

We also tried a pizza while drinking there on Friday night. The Number 6 came with tomato, mozzarella, basil and prosciutto di parma.

Number 6 – Prosciutto pizza

It was pretty good and decent value at $18, but it wasn’t the world’s best. Firstly, there was just a bit too much prosciutto which made it tricky to cut/eat/taste the other flavours. I also prefer my pizzas a little thinner and more crispy on the edges and bottom. However, if you’re there for drinks rather than food and you get a little peckish, it’s definitely worth a go.

And you just have to go to try a quesadilla! 🙂

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