Magic is the corner café everyone should have. These are the unheralded stars of the weekend breakfast and no-one does it better than the inconspicuous Magic on Ferrars St, South Melbourne.
It doesn’t get much low frills than this. You could be excused for missing it – the signage is chalk ddrawn on the walls. Seating, both inside and out is vintage chairs if you’re lucky, crates if not, rickety oid tables, and service is so friendly and casual, it doesn’t seem like service at all, but an old mate helping out.
But the food is anything but no frills. The ubiquitous avocado smash served with delicious lemon infused oil, which in itself is usurped by the pea and mint smash, itself taken to another level with the addition of cashews and bacon. If you are after something smaller, and sweeter, the selction of pastries and donuts are provided than none other than Matt Forbes, and the coffee is seriously good.
The creatively surprising dishes magic serves up is not befitting the location, nor the dining space, but it does seem a wonderfully apt name.
Magic on Ferrars
286 Ferrars Street
South Melbourne, 3205
0414 991 556