City Guide, Dining Out

The Federal does brunch

Mar 6, 2017, Author: Hello Joburg

Everyone loves The Federal in Melville – and now even more reason to love them, Hello Joburgers! This “polished, greasy spoon” is now open for weekend brunch between 09h00 – 12h00 on Saturday and Sunday!

The small, yet superbly tasty menu, has eight brunch options to choose from. They will no doubt stretch taste buds and challenge morning eating rituals. From something spicy, to something healthy, The Fed’s got it covered. There is even a vegan option – which is kinda cool, as breakfast can sometimes be quite meat loaded!

“Since opening five months ago, we’ve seen how our customers come here as a comfort pit-stop away from home, now we can make sure they have something to eat during brunch time too,” says Chef Patron of The Federal, James Diack.

The menu is very well priced. For a mere R70 you will get a breakfast with either tea, coffee, a glass of fresh juice, or a Mimosa (for some of us that prefer to start the day with a bit more vooma!)

Brunch dishes include:

Huevos A La Flamenca: three organic eggs baked and served in a pan with seared spinach, chorizo and fresh tomato

Moorish Eggs: Free range lamb meatballs and eggs poached in a fragrant tomato sauce

Vegan Eggs Benedict: tofu and turmeric spiced cakes served on a potato rosti topped with spinach and vegan friendly hollandaise sauce

The Fed Benedict: organic, free range poached eggs served on a sweet potato rosti and seared spinach, topped with wild boar bacon and hollandaise sauce. Slow roasted tomato served on the side.

The Fed Brunch: two organic eggs done to your preference served with wild boar bacon, a sweet potato rosti and a handmade lamb banger

Louisiana Pancakes: American style pancakes served with either wild boar bacon OR fried chicken topped with fried banana and maple syrup

All American Granola: toasted and rolled oats, dried fruits and assorted nuts mixed through with maple syrup, coconut and yoghurt

The Federal, opened its doors a mere 6 months ago, has quickly become the go-to place for a quick, tasty bite to eat, and the Melville restaurant that is on everyone’s lips these days!

“As with all my restaurants and dishes, we’re supplied my family’s farm in the Magaliesburg, Brightside. This means we can trace up to 95% of the ingredients in our dishes, back to our own sustainable farm. It also means that the dishes will change based on seasonality and what’s available from the farm,” explains Diack. “It’s how we keep things fresh and interesting.”

The Federal is located just off the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street in Melville.

For more info:

T: 010 900 4876

E: [email protected]

  • Store front pic courtesy of Kate Liquorish @kateliquorish

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