Initially, I was part of the sceptics - we have a good venue in Aami Stadium, why move elsewhere? All that is changed now - top reason is of course, how much closer it is to home - we can leave a full hour later than we used to and get there with time to spare! Plus there are SO much more dining options in the city and on the way.
Which is how we ended up at the Paleo Cafe in Hyde Park one Sunday morning at peak Brunch time. It was insanely busy, but the service was still impeccable; we got seated and served quickly and had our food in no time at all - meaning we could eat quickly and head off to the city.
Everything on the menu is GF, so it wasn't a question of what we could have, but what we would have. Mum and I ended up getting the same item; Banana Coconut Pancakes with Lemon Curd, Berries and whipped cream. In the pancakes, the bananas replaced the flour, so they were quite dense, but with the smooth texture and flavour of the curd, it wasn't a bad thing. Considering we didn't have breakfast or lunch, it was good that these were filling.
Dad, however, went for the Full Breakfast with Egg, Bacon, Spinach and a Potato Rosti. I got to steal a bit of his Rosti and it was so good! It nice and crispy on the outside and so light and fluffy on the inside. Next time we go back, I'm definitely getting this - just for the Rosti ;)
What good eateries have you found are good for pre-AFL games?