MELBOURNE | Fuumi Fuumi is a small Japanese cafe and bakery that opened at the start of 2021. The space evokes the kinds of cafes that you find in Japan. As soon as I stepped inside I was transported to bunches past enjoyed in Tokyo and Osaka.
Everything is baked fresh on site, daily. There’s the popular shokupan bread, along with an assortment of cakes, and pastries to enjoy on site or to-go. Think black sesame cookies, Earl Grey and orange layer sponge cake, and matcha croissants.
For larger brunch options, it’s a selection of sandos and other dishes, most of which feature thick cut shokupan. One of the most popular items on the menu is the fried ebi and egg salad sando. Lightly coated fried prawns and Fuumi special egg salad, with seafood and tartare sauce on freshly baked thick cut Namu shokupan, and a side salad. It’s very good.
Also recommended are the Nama shokupan toast with cream cheese and seasonal fruits, and the Kabayaki salmon tail bowl. The latter features slow cooked salmon in Kabayaki sauce and scrambled eggs, with thick cut Namu shokupan.
For drinks, it’s espresso and filter coffee made using Toby’s Estate beans, as well as hot and iced lattes like matcha and hojicha. The signature Fuumi coffee is an iced latte with house made honeycomb candy, sea salt cream, and caramel sauce.
113 Rosslyn Street
Tue – Thu: 7:30am to 3:30pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am to 3:30pm