9 Ballarat St, Yarraville | 9689 0052
We went: Sat Oct 18, 2014 | Rating: 23/25
The cool beats playing in the background that created an upbeat vibe – yet we could still hear each other.
Buzzing vibe. The place was packed on a Saturday morning. Despite this, food and coffees came out lightning fast and everything was top notch.
Bacon steak, potato hash, apple sauce and poached eggs ($18) hit the spot nicely – the smoked bacon combined nicely with the apple puree.
The baked eggs are reliable here. We had the Merguz sausage, roasted tomatoes and peppers with labneh and grilled turkish bread ($15.50). Loved the runny eggs – all too rare (no pun intended!) these days in baked eggs – and the turkish bread to mop up the delicious left-overs at the end.
Papa Smurf ordered the Ricotta hotcakes, blueberry compote and mascaprone ($15). He said, “they were very different because they were ricotta hotcakes and had a soft, creamy texture. There were plenty of blueberries and a dollop of cream. Everything was lovely and fresh.”
Lastly, we had the Melbourne Pantry cold smoked salmon with sweet potato cake and charred corn salsa ($18) which “was very nice but I think there should be a piece of bread or something else because it wasn’t very filling”.
Coffees (Supreme Coffee) was fine. No issues.
Service is unobtrusive; efficient.
There is a decent selection of beers, spirits (including Lark whisky from Tassie) and wine if you fancy an afternoon tipple before a movie at the Sun.
The village atmosphere around this place is the envy of surrounding suburbs.
Very hard to fault this place. They get most things right, though I do like the option of ordering a single-origin coffee, which I didn’t see here.
Ka-ching: $82 for four meals and coffees.
Ratings: Food 4.5/5, Coffee: 4.5/5, Service: 4.5/5, Vibe: 5/5, Price: 4.5/5