CH James a "Brunch Mecca" - Review by Gastrology

Leading Melbourne bloggers Gastrology described CH James as a "brunch mecca" after a recent visit (images and article by Gastrology)...

C.H. James

 
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of C.H. James.
CH James boasts a convivial atmosphere in which to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch.
Seamlessly integrating the outdoors with the indoors, the ambience is bright and welcoming. 
The menu features Modern Australian items that please with fresh, innovative and great quality products courtesy of Head Chef Franck Verschaeve (ex Pope Joan). 
CH James delivers quality Small Batch coffee to the public poured by adept baristas including Yuta Tanaka (ex Auction Rooms). 

House made gnocchi with roasted tomato asparagus & broad beans
 
This was a superb dish that was highlighted by the light gnocchi which captivated with its “melt in your mouth" interior and crisp exterior. We loved the freshness of the accompanying tomatoes, asparagus and broad beans. 
Spiced pork sausages, Asian coleslaw & sirachi mayo

Seared Silver Trevally, radish, cucumber & caperberry salad
 
The Trevally was well cooked and went well with the radish, cucumber and caperberry. The radish and cucumber were spot on in terms of texture, both working in sync with the salinity and tartness of the caperberries. While the adorning slithers of seaweed added a nice touch to the finished product.
CH James is the perfect embodiment of a thriving café. A festive hub that is unique to Fairfield and Melbourne it is a weekend brunch mecca, drawing in the crowds week in week out with excellent food, fantastic coffee and cheerful wait staff.
Location: 86 Station Street, Fairfield
Phone: 03 9486 3484
Cuisine: Breakfast, Modern, Cafe