With sandwiches-to-go becoming Melbourne's go-to, seasoned pros Egglab couldn't have timed their second location better. The speedy specialists in eggy things between bread are now slinging sandwiches from a corner shopfront on Sydney Road, Brunswick, as well as the original in Fitzroy.
Layering fried or scrambled eggs with hash browns, bacon, caramelised onion, cheddar and more is the Egglab MO – they've been perfecting it since 2017, when co-owner Greg Papas and his team decided there wasn't a quality option between cafe breakfasts and fast food in the morning.
"We're popping out food within two or three minutes," says Papas. "People know that about us: they can get a made-to-order, good, fast and fresh breakfast."
That DNA is preserved in the second location, which is geared to takeaway with just nine seats in the light-filled, pastel-hued space.
Like Fitzroy, it offers a menu of mostly egg-based sandwiches (if you've visited LA's Eggslut, you'll see the similarities), plus a handful of burgers for lunch, sides such as waffle fries, Allpress coffee, freshly squeezed OJ and shakes.
Buns are a top-secret riff on brioche that's lighter and less sweet, while eggs, beef and chicken are free-range and Victorian.
Consider this your wake-up service for cold winter mornings.
Open Wed-Sun 8am-3pm at 702 Sydney Road, Brunswick, 03 8596 2934, egglab.com.au