Ampersand at Oxford St has been serving this lively neighbourhood for quite some time, with its beautiful bookstore cafe concept served in an intimate multi-storey terrace establishment. The seating area overflows to the adjacent alley featuring the breeze of the wind in many days of the year.
As it is a semi table service, they only take your orders at the counter (and pay in advance) before your orders delivered to your tables. The queueing area is a little small and can easily be overcrowded given the number of people visiting this place.
The menu consists of many breakfast/brunch options, with quite a lot of vegetable options. I ordered poached egg with sourdough toast. The eggs were sliced and served with avocado and salsa verde on top. It was a very delicious, full-flavoured dish that I have only experienced once in a blue moon. The serving size was also quite generous and it was also reasonably priced compared to many modern brunch establishments nowadays.
During my visit, the staff at the counter was friendly and courteous. The runners who delivered my meals were also attentive. The food came pretty quickly so you dont need to worry too much about extending your fasting period.