Dr. Morse- GF & DF Pulled Pork Sandwich and Confit Chicken Salad


An invitation to Jim's Disco and Spit-Roast Sunday at Dr. Morse was pretty much a guaranteed RSVP from me. Straddling the crossroads of Hoddle St. and Johnston St. on the Abbotsford side, Dr. Morse Bar and Eatery is housed in a handsome space of exposed brick and woodworks that extends to an outdoor bar, where DJs pace the tunes of classic house en plein air. With the weekend menu items hovering around the ten to fifteen dollar benchmark, the eatery ticks all the boxes for a choice Sunday arvo hang. 

GF & DF Pulled Pork with Pickled Nashi Pear Coleslaw
The starring server of the day, Raquel, a gorgeous and darling lady, went through the weekend menu with our table of six, taking care to to parse out dishes well-suited for people with food intolerance. The spit-roast pork banh-mi was the obvious choice for the guys. My girlfriends and I were persuaded by Dr. Morse's more interesting edibles: confit chicken salad with shaved asparagus in a green goddess dressing, prawn baguette with green mango in chilli and sesame sauce and pulled-pork sandwich with pickled nashi pear and caraway coleslaw. Adjusting for gluten-free and dairy-free dietary needs, Raquel logged our orders like a champ. 

It is not often that a group our size with such varied dietary preferences can all dine happily with great satisfaction. And it was with unanimous smiles of yum and pat of belly that affirmed the calibre of Dr. Morse's chefs. The food was exactly what we were after; tasty, uncomplicated and a welcoming twist to our usual brunch fare. For myself, I particularly liked the pickled nashi pear; its refreshing tang stood out far better than the typical apple coleslaw pairing in a pulled-pork sandwich.

Dr. Morse marked a solid beginning of my foodie adventures in the inner-north suburbs. With that area so densely populated with cafes and eateries, I reckon I could make it my foodie hunting ground for the next while. Care to join me?

GF Confit Chicken Salad (DF optional)

Dr. Morse is located at 274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC

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