Let me start with a few observations. The ambience is bright and welcoming. Lots of retro laminex tables, old kitchen cannisters and hessian bags on the walls as well as a space for art work. While they have plenty of vegetarian dishes, it seems unusual that they have gluten free dishes marked on the menu but not vegetarian or vegan. Parking is a nightmare around this place unless you go to the Lygon Court carpark. The service is pleasant.
Cindy and Michael write about it). I have written about it here but I thought I would mention it again to help you keep up. I had a pumpkin chia pancake. It didn't live up to my expectations but still delighted me that they would experiment with chia in this way. The yoghurt lentil and spinach salad was too creamy for me but, again, an interesting savoury offering.
I was interested at a smoothie with hazelnut milk and basil - as well as regular banana and strawberry. It was quite floral, which I assume is the basil asserting itself. My main problem though is that I make smoothies with lots of fruit and always find them too milky when eating out.
After our meal, E and I were talking about what else we might order from the menu. I want to try the home made baked beans with some of the side dishes. He might try the big brekky. Sylvia will probably have the fruit bread and cheese. Though she might prefer some of the caramel pecan bars that she was eyeballing as I paid the bill. No doubt we will enjoy more visits there.
Corner of Elgin & Drummond Streets, Carlton (Map)
Tel 03 9348 1118
Open: Mon–Fri: 7am–4pm, Sat–Sun: 8.30am–4.30pm