- Falafel Bowl
- Beef Burger
It was a fantastic start to our brunch with the Falafel Bowl. Artfully presented and surrounding one half of the bowl, the vibrant colours were inviting. Digging in, we realized the falafels were an absolute delight. The crisp, crunchy outer that was perfectly fried and golden, givinggway to a light, fluffy and earthy inner that effortlessly crumbled away in your mouth. This was nicely accompanied by a light yet tasty cucumber and grain fattoush salad. With chunks of blisters halloumi adding a hit of salty goodness, as well as the creamy pumpkin hummus holding everything together, this is the dish that exemplifies the qualities of Middle-Eastern cuisine.
We also enjoyed the gigantic Beef Burger. Standing tall and loaded with cheese and sauce, the burger was a sight to behold. The 2x wagyu beef patties were thick and juicy, offering plenty of flavour and a flavourful goodness with a light peppered seasoning. The simple tomato and lettuce worked a treat when combined with the sweetness of the caramelized onions. Not to be missed was the rich, creamy mayo and a generous helping melted cheese that held it altogether. All sandwiched between toasted, burteye brioche and served with a side of perfectly fried, crunchy golden chips, this burger surely did not disappoint.
Newly opened in suburban Doncaster, Secret Grounds is certainly no secret. Teeming with locals on a busy Sunday afternoon, it’s quickly evident why they are so popular. The quality and calibre of dishes on offer is hard to beat, each item so full of flavour, perfectly balanced, and flawlessly executed.
For an excellent brunch and some of the best falafels in Melbourne, you MUST stop by at Secret Grounds for yourself!
Would Penguin Eat Again?
Definitely will be back for more falafels!
Penguineats would like to thank Secret Grounds for inviting us.