Sunday, March 26, 2006

Cafe 3A, Brunswick

It turns out that size doesn't matter after all. It's all about performance. Admirably demonstrated this morning (this afternoon actually) at Cafe 3A, 3A Edward Street, Brunswick, Tel +61 3 9380 4996. The venue is tiny. The "Pistachio Poached" breakfast was very good. And the Ethiopian Gold coffee was superb.

I enjoyed my "lemon butter pistachio pesto spread on sourdough with two poached eggs, whipped ricotta and preserved lemon and avocado salad." But as good as it was, the the menu made it sound so good that the actual dish struggled to live up to high expectations. The flavour of the lemon butter pistachio "pesto" was too subtle. It lacked the tasty kick you get from traditional garlic-basil pesto. And neither the whipped ricotta nor the avocado managed to fill the flavour void. Call me picky.

I reckon a better option might be the Olivada Poached, served on sourdough with olivada, fetta and capers (a bargain at $7.50). Or maybe the scrambled green eggs and ham with salsa verde, bacon and slow roasted tomato.

15/20 "is small, is good"


Eggs & Bacon $8.00 BB100 -20%

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Blogger Ange said...

Well sounds like another interesting cafe in Brunswick that I havent heard of, always on the lookout to try new local places, will have to test it out for myself soon - thks for the tips

27/3/06 09:48  
Blogger Michelle said...

I agree with Ange, I often read about all the other places you go which are the other side of town. Now you go to one in my neigborhood and I've never heard of it!!

Look forward to checking it out.

27/3/06 11:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try the New York Tomato Cafe in North Richmond, cnr New & York Sts

let us know what you think

30/3/06 08:35  
Blogger Simon Apple said...

well people if your looking for a new place, i just came out of 'Court Jester' in Breese Street (just off hope st) they serve really good eastern european food. a little hard to find but when you do, it is really worth it.

i got their business card so their number is 9383 3904

28/6/09 12:35  

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