Carlie and I get straight into the menu in between our non-stop babbling, with her stopping only to order a Latte ($4) and myself choosing my normal breakfast beverage, a Freshly Squeezed OJ ($7). Her drink comes out with a pretty leaf design, the liquid steaming as she takes a sip. It’s declared delicious and I’m happy to see that our breakfast meal is starting off on a good foot.
We’ve both looked online at the food menu but as seems to be the case anywhere I eat these days, the actual menu is slightly different. But we don’t mind, scanning the choices and discussing which we think will be the most delicious.
Carlie is torn for a short while, but in the end decides on the Corn Fritters with Roasted Tomato and Fried Haloumi Salad ($17). It comes out on a whimsical blue china pattern plate, the corn fritters golden and drool-worthy.
They’re crunchy and sweet, with nice bursts of freshness from the accompanying vegetables. We both love haloumi so I’m envious as she munches away on the salty and what my mum often refers to as ‘squeaky’ cheese. If anything, the only thing that’s probably missing is a poached egg – it would have perfectly complimented the overall flavours and textures to a tee.
While there’s definitely some amazing sounding dishes on the menu, I decide to be somewhat boring and opt for the Bacon and Eggs ($17). I’ve been a little off bacon for the last few months, but it looks like I’m back on the bandwagon! I choose to have my eggs scrambled, though in hindsight I probably should have got poached since I make scrambled often at home.
The bacon is salty and delicious; a relief to my hungry tastebuds. It’s just the right amount of fat, and works well with the creamy and smoothly textured eggs. I’m not a big bread eater but the few bites I munch away from the sourdough toast go down a treat. Crunchy, springy and fresh. But filling! Which is why I skip the bread and concentrate on the other items on my plate which are so satisfyingly enjoyable.