Brunch is such an impressive time of day in eating life these days. That makes it hard to decide what to have. Sweet, savoury, wet, dry, cold, hot? Fear not, the brunch platter at chain Le Pain Quotidien give you everything and more.
When I announced my Paris trip, my Parisian friend Thi Thu provided me a long list of places to check out. But only one of these was a brunch venue. And that was Depot Legal. This then became the catch up point for my cousin […]
My mornings are best started with an excellent coffee, and I found one I rather enjoyed at a nearby cafe called Cherry Bomb Coffee. The staff member understood my request for a flat white (yes!) and I was already pleased that managed to nab a cup of this off-menu delicacy. It was a good brew, with the right tones to have me dreaming of coffees back home. I also picked up an almond croissant to go, and this was a delectable neighbour to have. The almond croissant was generously filled with a sweet, nutty paste inside, as well as a sprinkle of toasted almonds on the croissant itself. It’s cafe that prides itself on genuineness, with all the pastries baked in house and the coffee roasted inside as well. That authenticity is present in the drink and the eat so it’s well worth a visit if you’re around the neighbourhood.
Best croissants in Melbourne! I was a bit weary of reports of queues and items selling out, so I had avoided Lune Croissanterie for a little while. I had a morning in Fitzroy planned for my friend’s very last day in Ozzieland and Lune was […]
I quite like the pastries and baking at Gontran Cherrier. The croissants are different but still very enjoyable with a rich buttery flavour without the flakiness of a more traditional execution, which I don’t mind. Living nearby I enjoy stopping in for a treat on […]
One of our favourite coffee hubs for the office is only a unsteady cobblestone path away. As well as fantastic coffee, there’s a delectable array of bakery and patisserie items, with a particular strength in bread. Bibelot is next door for your dessert fix. I’m told weekends this place goes off but on a normal weekday it’s at an acceptable level of buzz-iness. The coffee was as good as I’ve had, although the chai doesn’t seem to be the fancy filter type that I used to rave for.
Due to the close proximity and high level of food quality, I’ve been here more times than I have fingers, the most recent trip trialling the confit duck burger for the first time. The burger was delightful and full of delight with the duck and fennel making for a modern and clever collection of flavour profiles. I did find a bone which I could have done without, but guess it’s a sign it was real meat. The salad was unnecessary.
On another journey, I was of a more brunch-orientated mind and went for the eggs and soldiers. I think I remembered I wasn’t a huge fan of gruyere but it was all delivered to standard. Perhaps not the most filling dish. But it’s pretty. And the radish salad was good. The sandwich options are standard sounding but highlight the quality of the homemade bread and filings. The patisserie items are all excellent and I rather enjoy getting the ham and cheese croissant and pain au chocolat from time to time.
Pro tip: aim for a weekday
If you time it right, you can enjoy an absolutely fantastic best in market croissant that’s fresh from the oven. It’s rich and buttery with a delightful aroma and the perfect level of crunch as you go through layers and layers of pure delight. When […]