The Farmers Wife Harvest Cafe in Port Fairy) that served kale salad. Yet I was even more surprised on the way home when we discovered the Loaf and Lounge bakery in Camperdown which sold kale salad, raw cauliflower salad and green smoothies! It was a pleasure to eat good fresh honest food that was more homely than mass produced.
Winchelsea Shire Hall Tea Rooms where we had visited last time. This time it was behind deep roadworks but charming nevertheless. I had a korma pie with salad and chutney. It was very nice but the salad was mostly greens. Spending $13 seemed a lot for a pie with some lettuce leaves. Yet I was still enjoyed being there and having a good meal. Sylvia had the chips which were very good too and E had a focaccia.
Snout in the Trough but I had seen the Loaf and Lounge (above) which looked cosy and full of people enjoying their meal. We had just got in there when the rain came on, so heavy and blown almost horizontally by the wild winds. It was good to be on the inside.
these). This one had the standard pie warmer and loaves of bread and a counter display of colourful cakes. Yet the walls were brightly painted and the room was furnished in elegant eclectic old tables and chairs that would be at home in a Brunswick cafe. The juices on the blackboard looked really interesting and Sylvia was able to have sushi.
At the counter there was some discussion of whether coffee scrolls have coffee in them. I don't like coffee so I check, though I know most don't. It was not the usual puffed up soft sweet bread roll. It was denser and more chewy. I enjoyed it though it had too much icing for me.
E hit the jackpot with an amazing vanilla slice. Vanilla slice is something that gets done really badly in bakeries too often. The custard can be a colourless gell. (Why else do they call them snot blocks!) This one had magnificent creamy thick custard with a thick layer of good flaky pastry and pink icing. I am not usually a fan of vanilla slice but when I tasted his one, I almost wished I had ordered one myself.
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223 Manifold St
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