The menu at Humble Rays is filled with a huge variety of flavour packed dishes. It was so difficult to decide what to order and if I’m back in the area I’ll definitely come back to try more. We were greeted with a friendly smile and nice service throughout our meal. We also did not have to wait long for our orders despite us arriving around 10AM on a Saturday (prime time).
Three lattes // approx $4 each. Soy +.50, Skinny & Regular
I was very content with the size of their standard coffee (probably equates to a medium sized coffee) but the presentation of my soy latte was really disappointing… I don’t even have to point it out – you can see for yourself in the picture above. Not sure what happened there (even the waitress looked sheepish when she gave it to me) but the taste did make up for it. It was a deeeelicious tasting soy latte!
Egg Benny // $18.50 Ginger Braised Pork Belly, Miso & Potato Korokke, Almond & Cashews Dukkah, Yuzu Hollondaise, Chilli Bacon Jam, Parsley Crumbs. My friend ordered this dish after reading the raving reviews online. I was seriously tempted too but thought I’d try something else on the menu. Her verdict? It did have tasty flavours but one of the larger slices of pork belly was tough and overcooked. If it had been soft like her other pieces, it would have made a great meal. Crab Meat Scramble // $18.50 Crab Meat Scramble Eggs, Asian Herbs, Fried Shallot, Sriracha Mayo, Red Chilli, Chilli Oil This was amazing. I loved this dish – the flavours were terrific. I was worried it would be plain but it only took one tiny bite to change my mind. I’m not sure how they achieve it but these eggs tasted like they were brewed in some type of stock or Continue reading →
Hi guys! Brunch season seems to have caught up with me very recently and to kick it off I thought I’d share with you my latest experience at ‘White Mojo Speciality Coffee & Roaster’ in Balwyn. This is their second store – the original being in the city. You can catch their menu here.
Hot Matcha Latte // $6.00 & Regular Latte // $4.00
To start we ordered drinks. I tried their matcha latte and was recommended by our waiter to get the hot version. He even offered to make it extra hot! I love matcha lattes but I’m usually quite hesitant to order it because I’m not sure if it’ll really be ‘matcha’ and if it’s just going to be sweet flavouring. I was pleasantly surprised at how rich the matcha flavour was and how there was a bitter edge to it. $6.00 is quite expensive but it was a special occasion and I’m relieved that it was a matcha latte to my liking. I know the picture doesn’t do it much justice but it was actually a very dark green colour, Continue reading →
Apologies for the super belated post! I went by ‘Two Birds One Stone’ a couple months ago for a catch up with one my lovely uni friends. She brought me here and recommended we try it.
The menu hasn’t changed since then so you can still try out what I had :) The menu can be found on their website online. It’s definitely a visually appealing place – bright, clean and their lights are pretty beautiful don’t you agree?
There is a separate breakfast and lunch menu BUT the good news (or bad for the indecisive people) is that both options are BOTH served ALL DAY! On to the food first…
Asparagus with house smoked salmon, potato hash brown, two poached eggs, salsa verde & fried bread // $18.50
This was my friend’s dish. It looked very vibrant but honestly and she agrees – a definite asparagus overkill. They were generous but the dish wouldn’t have been enjoyable for those who don’t mind asparagus. This would be the ultimate asparagus lover’s dish, UNLESS there was more smoked salmon and more of the hashbrown to help balance the flavours out.
First time visiting Scarvelli Cafe and it was a delight! I liked the overall presentation of the cafe, the simple decoration of flowers on the table and how spacious it is! There is also an outside seating area which fits heaps more people (larger groups). Apart from their regular menu they also have salads, muffins and baguette type of foods at the counter area.
The menu! I was tossing up between the Good life bowl, Dukkah Eggs, Wood Fired Salmon, Open Omelette and the Chilli Eggs & Ham – hahaha, too many choices meaning I’ll be back!
#yayfortealeaves #noteabagsatcafesplease (unless it’s teadrops/tea2 in my opinon…)
Chilli Eggs & Ham // $16.50
Boyfriend said it was delicious :) He really liked the presentation – the eggs reminded him of ying/yang. Wood fired Salmon // $17
This was my dish! It was so delicious. One of my favourite breakfast dishes I’ve had no joke. I thought everything complimented each other really well – I liked the citrus flavours (I think from the mustard salsa and avo) against the crispy polenta. #justyum. I wouldn’t say I was full afterwards though, but it was a comfortable stomach.
The waiters were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. I came on a rainy day too. The only downside was that it did take awhile for the food to come out after our orders were placed. The food was worth it though! I’ll be back :)
I labelled this post ‘Eggs Your Way’ as this post features different combinations of eggs your way at Melissa Cakes Cafe Bar!This place is quite large and suitable for both small and big groups. The staff weren’t overly friendly – quite normal – but did give us different instructions, e.g. one of the staff told us to sit in a spot that was already reserved for someone else so we had to move and we weren’t really assisted to a suitable location (just a DIY). Every restaurant has it’s own culture so I felt like this cafe was nice but a more reserved place, not a ‘homely’ cosy type of atmosphere (if you’re not a local?). Unfortunately I didn’t grab a photo of their full menu but from the top of memory, Melissa Cakes Cafe Bar has an extensive menu (not including their speciality cakes and small delights at the front of the store). They offer breakfast, brunch, lunch and small appetisers for an affordable price. Continue reading →