All posts tagged: beaufort st

We always end up back at Mary st…

There’s something wonderful about Mary St that keeps us coming back time and time again. It could be the retro wood tones, open roof or that smell of baked goods, or maybe it’s because we never seem to run out of things on the menu to try which necessitates returning all over again. Whatever it is, we can’t get enough. As always we started with a Pound coffee from the local roastery that we keep meaning to visit but never get around too (we will one day guys). Our coffee had a nice flavour, was served at drinking temperature with creamy milk but was a little weak for our tastes. For something a little different we went for a malt milkshake and a smoothie with berry, banana and citrus. We weren’t impressed that they were served in take away cups to dine in, but one sip of the frothy malt milkshake made us forget it all. It was like what I would imagine could be found in a diner in the 50’s, I can only …

Cantina 663: The Revisit

Cantina 663 is one of our favourite breakfast cafes (we’re particularly fond of their hotcakes) and every time we go they seem to have more delicious things to enjoy. Cantina always have great coffee, creamy and full of flavour. They’re one of the few places who’ve passed the two coffee test, a measure of consistency in coffee we use to separate the good from the very good. On this occasion it could only be faulted by its too hot temperature. Our first dish was a Bircher museli. It arrived heaped onto the plate, adorned with a light strawberry purée making it irresistible to the eye. The museli was fantastic, it was creamy and moist, filled with lots of different textures that crunch and pop in your mouth, like grated apple and puffs of wheat. It was a fantastic meal, so filling and so healthy, with something interesting and flavoursome in every bite. We also tried the roast beef cheek and hash, with home made barbecue sauce. The meat was to die for, it just melted …

Miss Kitty’s Saloon

Miss Kitty’s Saloon is an authentic American bar and eatery at the Inglewood end of Beaufort st. It definitely has that saloon feel, it’s like you’ve been transported into the old west. Miss Kitty’s provides you with peanuts to munch on when you arrive. I’ve always enjoyed cracking open the shells to expose the nuts inside. It reminds me of the good old Lone Star days (does anyone else remember this place?) when you could still hurl the discarded shells over your shoulder, and feel them crunch underneath your toes as you walked the restaurant. The food here is designed to share, so we ordered a myriad of things from the menu to arrive whenever they were ready. The first thing to make it’s way to our table was the flat bread with pulled pork and eggplant dip. The bread was fantastic, hot out of the wood fired oven, we could see it happen from our table, and slathered in butter. It pulled apart easily and was soft and steaming in the centre with a …