Breakfast would have to be my favourite meal of the day, so when I had the opportunity to try out ‘Trev’s Taste Collective’ as a part of  a social media breakfast – nothing was going to stop me getting there! Not even getting stranded on the Barton Highway with a tyre blow out. After all, Trev trained with George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, and was the chef at both the Lodge and the US Embassy!

By the time I finally made it to Trevs at Dickson, an hour later, I was half way between thinking, “Thank goodness, finally I can get a coffee!” and, “This better be worth the trouble…” and it was so worth the trouble! I’d barely sat down when the waitress took my coffee order. Cafes that offer breakfast take note – coffee orders should be taken asap if you want your patrons to be coherent and amicable. Trevs? Nailed it.

Breakfast quickly followed. Oh my goodness. This is the perfect breakfast for anyone who can’t make their mind up wants it all.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur meal comprised of a mini hotcake stack with seasonal fruit (for us it was a berry compote with mascarpone cream), corn fritters with avacado and tomato salsa, and a cup filled with two different seasonal fruits topped with kaffir line syrup and mascarpone cream. This breakfast also comes with a small serve of the juice of the day. Our juice was apple, orange and cranberry. Not something I’d usually order but it was oh-so-good! The thing I appreciated the most? The simplicity of it all. Nothing was overloaded, which allowed the flavours of the fresh produce to take centre stage.

Trev was the sweetest host, happily explaining and then re-explaining exactly what it was that we were eating. Not to be outdone, his staff managed that delicate balance between being attentive and knowing when to leave us alone to chat.

Two of my favourite social media girls - Serena a.k.a. Ms Frugal Ears and Michelle from Kazuri Photography - with Trev, the chef extraordinaire.

Two of my favourite social media girls – Serena a.k.a. Ms Frugal Ears and Michelle from Kazuri Photography – with Trev, the chef extraordinaire.

Dickson isn’t somewhere I’d normally stop to eat, even though I drive past the suburb every time I come into Canberra. So I’m absolutely delighted to have discovered a place in Dickson to eat which has fantastic food, easy parking and great service.

The dark timber table, neatly and simply laid out with cutlery and water glasses.

 

We dined as guests of Trev, but if you wanted to purchase our exact meal, it’s available all this week for only $18.50. Great value. The only change that might be made in future weeks – the seasonal produce could change.

Trevs@Dickson is located at 20 Challis Street in Dickson.

His breakfast menu ranges between $11-18 and lunch ranges between $15-$21. Also good to note – he has a take-away menu. Very handy indeed!

 

Written by Nadia

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