Ottolenghi is one of those cafes that you only experience once a year, if that. I was lucky enough to be taken by a wonderful friend Will who knew just how much I loved breakfast and backgammon.
Ottolenghi is an infamous London restaurant for great Israeli food, salads, waits to get a table and their incredible pastries and cakes. Situated on Upper St in uber-trendy Islington –this café is my pick for great, of not a little expensive well executed morning fare.
Melbourne is full of those little alley way type, ‘we used to be a shoe factory/a phone box/my uncles old tweed jacket and now we are this awesome cafe‘ places. Some feel slightly pretentious or their design and hype mean that food isn’t all that much up to scratch.
Manchester Press located on Rankins Lane, just off Little Bourke St, is not one of these places. Named after the printing press that once inhabited the space, they seem to straddle the design and food world with ease, much like a lusty Jamie Oliver, if Jamie Oliver were a hipster, made awesome bagels and was totally up for it. The large space is decked out in wooden tables both small and large, a meeting nook and some pretty rad drawings by local artist Montgomery.
Gute Morgen! Susannah has lived in the land of lederhosen, bratwurst and schnitzel now for just over a year – and this review comes fresh outta’ Berlin!
After much weeping over the lack of both bacon and freshly cooked eggs I have finally begun to embrace the uniquely fresh, mostly cold German breakfast menu.
This breakfast blogger finally received a visit from another so we trotted down the road to one of Berlin’s many hipster chic, bar-by-night cafes. And can I tell you – eggs and coffee are a thousand times more pleasurable when devoured over saucy boy chatter, deep and meaningful “what am I doing with my life” rants, Perth gossip and travel stories.
Mrs. S opened just around the corner from David’s house some months back, and has been frequented most mornings en route to the train station for coffee. Whilst various Breakfast Clubbers had dined there, never with a camera or with our blogging hats on. Not this particular morning: it’s time to get back on the blogging bandwagon, dear readers!
Mrs. S is one of the many new establishments popping up around the Whatley Crescent/Eighth Avenue area in Maylands. The high-ceilinged, pastel coloured space has been cosistantly packed since it opened, serving food with a distinct home-made feel. The selection of cakes and other sweet treats may clog the arteries with one bite, but oh – it’s worth it. This particular morning we were in for brunch and coffees. With five in the party we had to wait around for a table to become available, and were popped in the window before being moved to a larger table. Food and coffee is quick here, so customer turnover is high and you won’t have to wait long.