Tuesday, April 29, 2014

brunswick foodstore, brunswick

It's been a long while since an update but so much has happened since the last post and I've come to realise that this space could potentially be the side-hobby of nothingness but of utmost joy to continue committing time to. So, here's to a new cafe and to many more to come!

Find a park in Barkly Square and you'll be sure to stumble upon a wonderful cafe within a 5-minute walk radius. One of these little gems would be Brunswick Foodstore.

The cafe, when I visited, was quieter, only because it was a weekday morning. Compared to some of the other cafes around the area, Brunswick Foodstore exudes a cosy and familiar ambience in its interior and service. Compared to green refectory, this cafe is one that you won't miss too easily. Look out for the beautiful yellow bicycle mounted on the brick wall and there it'll be! It's yellow-framed menus and yellow-painted floors will also be sure to grab your attention their way.

The tables are well spread out across the spacious cafe which I think would make a wonderful group catch-up venue. Note too that they also take reservations- so you don't have to fret waiting for half an hour to get a spot.

The latte I had was simple. Slightly too creamy for my liking and from memory, I do remember the milk tasting slightly too bitter. Unfortunately, just a little underwhelming for me.

(L): scrambled eggs w sucuk, shankhish & chives on sourdough toast
baked eggs w eggplant, mushrooms, roasted peppers & shankilsh served w toasted turkish bread
However, the meals were wonderful! My friend had the dish on the left while I, on the right. What seemed to be a very simple scrambled eggs on toast breakfast was accompanied with sucuk, a Middle-Eastern dry and spicy sausage. The sucuk definitely drew me away from the predisposition I had initially of the dish and left me interested in trying more! One of my favourite vegetables of all time would have to be egg-plant. Hence, to have egg-plant in baked eggs was quite possibly one of the most exciting things I could have ever hoped for and I am so glad to say that it lived up to my expectations! The toasted Turkish bread was a bit too crunchy and ended up cutting my gums a little but I can't say I didn't expect it! That's generally what that kind of bread does to you, unfortunately. Also, I loved the peppers and mushrooms in the little ceramic pot; it added textures and didn't leave me thinking I just had blended eggs and salsa.

And one of the best memories of all from this trip? I discovered my love for who is one of my favourite Melbournian bands on Bourke Street busking, Woodlock.

brunswick foodstore
29 weston street
brunswick 3056
9388 8738
price point: ~$15
Brunswick Foodstore on Urbanspoon
listening to: lemons by woodlock

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