All posts tagged: French Toast

Aliment cafe

West Leederville is booming of late and just up from the newly opened Hylin, you’ll find Aliment. The cafe is large and open at the bottom of an equally new and impressive building on Railway Parade. The cafe is very long, with the bar taking pride of place, and the very first thing you’ll see when you walk in. The cafe is almost like a giant glazed cube, very modern, just like the building it is situated in. There’s the normal menu and a specials board, we were pretty excited by the specials and so went with two selections from them. Our coffees were decent, creamy with a nice flavour but nothing special unfortunately. If you’re looking for a great coffee try Hylin further up! The first our special was the pancakes served with banana, chocolate, ice cream and a custard. It seems they were going for a banana split feel, but it really needed nuts to tie it all together. It was a pleasant meal but the presentation and the individual elements had room …

Food for Me

On the miserable and wet grand final day we made our way to Food for Me in Vic Park with friends for a meal. Funnily enough they had a ‘thing’ on and so were closing at 12, but there was still plenty of time for some pre football feasting! Not having been inside we found the cafe surprisingly spacious and seated ourselves before heading back to the counter to order. We found our coffee decent, it had a good strength and was creamy. Nothing outstanding but passable. We started the meal with a breaky sambo. This was definitely a man sized meal, loaded with bacon and egg, and avocado smear and salad. It had everything you’d expect, and tasted as it looks, but even with the egg and bacon still felt a bit like a lunchtime meal. Next up was the scrambled eggs with danish feta and sundried tomato to which we added avocado. The eggs were probably a touch underdone and the highlight of the dish was definitely the feta. We were surprised that …

Epic Espresso

Some time ago and at the very beginning of a discovery of a thing called coffee (now my life is defined by a ‘before’ and an ‘after’) I visited Epic Espresso. I don’t remember much from the visit besides the feeling of heaven in that first, perfect sip. It’s safe to say there was a lot riding on this visit. The cafe is deceptively spacious once you get past the crowd waiting for their takeaway coffees and we took a seat towards the back. We headed back to the counter to place our orders and didn’t need to wait too long, the coffee arriving just before the food being a testament to the speed of their kitchen as opposed to the lack of it by their baristas. The coffee was good, by all accounts very good even. The latter art was lovely, it was served at perfect drinking temperature and had a rich flavour. But it didn’t have that wow factor I remembered, it doesn’t help that coffee is a tricky beast to get consistent …

The Imp, Vic Park

A local favourite, the Imp is well known for their great coffee and food, and their narrow little store on Albany Highway. The cafe is all wood and sleek lines with a rustic edge. They play good tunes in a cool but somehow still welcoming location. The coffee here was enjoyable, a nice flavour and creamy but without that knockout punch of a really good brew. Our first dish was the heuvos rancheros. We love a good Mexican breakfast and this didn’t disappoint. It had a nice kick to it and a real creaminess from the feta and guacamole. It’s hard to go wrong with eggs, tortillas, beans, feta and guacamole! Lucky for us they offered french toast with a berry coulis and maple syrup, we added bacon, just because… Bacon. The coulis was wonderful, fresh and flavourful, it made the maple syrup completely unnecessary. The toast was thick with a soft centre and a nice flavour, it would have gone well with an added creamy element, a mascarpone or chantilly just to cut through …

Ingredient Tree Wembley

You’ll find Ingredient Tree a surprising haven from the busy roads that surround it in Wembley. Not only is it a cafe, but it also boasts an impressive array of foodie retail goods for sale. The feel inside is a little cramped, with things everywhere you look, but it’s still cozy and there’s a nice line of tables along the wall to the right as you come in. The coffee was decent but a touch over extracted and on the borderline of being too hot. There were fairly expansive menu options as well as some specials, and as we have done rather more frequently of late we elected two sweet dishes, pancakes and french toast. The pancakes came with a custard and berry coulis and had that little bit of finesse about them that the more home style eateries tend to lack. The tartness of the coulis and berries gave balance to the creamy and sweetness of the custard and we found the pancakes to be light, fluffy and generously sized. The custard tasted like …

Domain on Loch

You’ll find Domain on Loch in pleasant Suburbia in Nedlands where it occupies the quiet corner of Loch and Bedford St. You walk into a lovely courtyard with warm and friendly staff ready to greet and seat you. We decided to sit inside to avoid the weather, its nice and homely and the walls scattered with recipes and old magazine articles that make you feel nostalgic, as if you were a child back in your grandmas kitchen. We ordered our usual lattes. The coffee was mellow and a bit weak but creamy and with a nice flavour nonetheless. There’s plenty of breakfast favourites on the menu but we were in the mood for something sweet… We started with pancakes, served with fresh strawberry, maple syrup and silvered almond. The fresh strawberries were great and the almonds added a nice textural crunch. The pancakes were okay but a little dense. This was just nice home style food, great to satisfy a sweet tooth. Unsurprisingly we also went for french toast with banana, maple syrup and bacon. …

Cookie Dough Biscuits Fremantle

We’re a big fan of Cookie Dough in Claremont and their cafe in Fremantle has been on our hit list for some time. You’ll find it on George St in East Fremantle, a trendy urban hub, just bustling with activity on a Sunday morning. Fremantle is well known for its interesting architecture and Cookie Dough is no exception, boasting a spacious upper storey that looks down on the counter below. We love buildings like this, you’ll find The Attic is another example of that uniquely Fremantle two storey Cafe charm. Make sure to grab a menu while you’re still downstairs as you will need to pay and order at the counter, and unless you’re hoping to burn extra calories to work off the cookies and breakfast you probably won’t want to keep going up and down the stairs. The upstairs dining area is very relaxed and accommodating right down to the ‘grass’ on the walls. Our lattes came out fairly quickly and were nicely flavoured, creamy and a good temperature. It was above average for …

La Miel et la lune, Carlton

Staying in Carlton has its advantages, and one of those is the close proximity to a number of amazing cafΓ©s and urban hub that is Lygon Street. However there’s something rather wonderful about instead heading to Elgin st and this university students favourite cafe – La Miel et la lune. If you’re puzzled by the name you can probably guess that it has something to do with bears and honey from the signage, and it loosely translates to the Honey and the Moon. The cafe is another one of those long and narrow Melbourne venues, with plenty of cute paper art and very relaxed and friendly guys running the service. We’ve had a number of coffees here throughout our time in Melbourne and have really enjoyed them. They use Proud Mary beans which you’ll also find in Perth at La Veen on King. We enjoyed all our coffees here and found them to have a nice flavour but to be a little on the hot side. The first dish we ordered was the vegetarian breakfast …

Hardware Societe

After an earlier unsuccessful attempt to visit Hardware Societe we headed back to Hardware LaneΒ keen for some of the breakfast goodness we’d been drooling all over @breakfastinmelbourne’s Instagram page. This time we managed to get a seat with just the two of us, though there was a line for bigger tables. The host was efficient and just a little flamboyant, seating us outside so unfortunately we didn’t even get to set foot in the store, but the alluring glimpses stolen over the heads of other diners was enough to assure us that we would have loved it if we did. The Melbourne weather was unseasonably pleasant, and the outside tables were quite a nice place to be. We found the coffee to be fantastic. It was creamy with a more mellow and subtle flavour then some of the others we’ve had around Melbourne, but a great way to start the morning. Plus it was served with a cute little sugared donut, a quick way to win our hearts. The menu at Hardware Societe changes depending …

No4 Blake st Revisit

No4 Blake Street is a constant on the foodie scene, and the regular menu changes have meant we’ve been here a number of times now. This time was because they had a french toast on the menu, excited was an understatement. For a change and to escape the weather we decided to sit inside. The decor is quite modern and edgy, mix of black and pale wood and weirdly comfortable chairs. We started by ordering a couple of lattes and pondered over the new menu before settling on the french toast and duck hash. The coffee here tends to be quite decent, and it had a nice creaminess and temperature to it on this occasion. Our first dish was the duck hash with toast, walnuts and a tangy sauce. The tang of the sauce was perfect to cut through the richness of the hash, the hash by itself would be too rich for a breakfast dish. The poached eggs were great, they had that gooey yolk and perfect whites. The circular bread disk was another …