Sunday, May 17, 2015

Deedot Coffee House

Deedot Coffee House, Holland Park
Food blogging is slowly becoming an effort these days, especially being away from home and the fact that I will be far far away next month. Hopefully I will get to nourish myself with some delicious and comfort food before I leave and live in the 'desert'...

Well, on one of my days off, I visited Deedot Coffee House in Holland Park, prior to my trip to Spotlight for some sewing materials. Parking is abundant on the street and it is a short walk to the cafe, which mostly have alfresco dining area.

I made my order at the counter and proceed to one of the tables. Quickly enough, my flat white and my meal arrived.

The coffee was pretty good, and drinking coffee on my days like these is a luxury, in comparison to the instant coffee available at work. 

I have not had Eggs Benny for a while now, so I opted for the classic breakfast. Deedot cafe served choices of either bacon, mushrooms, ham or smoked salmon on their freshly toasted Turkish bread. 

Eggs Benny - $15.50
I enjoyed their Eggs Benny. The mushrooms were cooked well and the eggs were poached to perfection. The hollandaise sauce was not too thick or runny and it was just at the right consistency and amount. Overall, not a bad dish.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jacu Espresso

Jacu Espresso, Camp Hill
Recently, MXM has been very keen in playing tennis, so we caught up one day and fuel ourselves with caffeine and sugar prior to our tennis session. Haha! As we are both pretty amateur, we spent most of the time picking and collecting the balls...

Well, MXM took me to Jacu cafe in Camp Hill, and this cafe is situated at the junction of the main roads, with some parking spots available in the building. Unbeknownst to me, I just realised that 'Jacu' is a type of bird that eats on coffee beans which then poo the perfectly processed beans. Does that sound similar to 'kopi luwak'?


There were plenty of options to choose from and I had a difficulty time deciding. Finally, I just went ahead with the poached eggs, toasted Turkish fingers with housemade dukkah, while MXM had the brioche french toast with the whipped ricotta.

Poached eggs, toasted Turkish fingers, rocket with housemade dukkah - $12
My meal was very simple and I was not that impressed with it. The housemade dukkah was certainly the winner of the component of this meal but everything was just too simple. Overall, an okay dish.

Brioche french toast, anise roast peach, whipped ricotta, toasted almonds, cinnamon - $15
However, MXM's french toast was just too difficult to ignore. It came with slab of whipped ricotta sandwiched between the brioche french toast, drizzled with honey and cinnamon. I am not an experienced ricotta taster myself but it was just so delicious! I certainly envied his meal more than mine... 

As for its coffee, I thought it was pleasant and smooth. I would have to ask the expert opinion from MXM but overall a good cuppa of coffee.

Jacu Espresso seems like a nice addition to the neighbourhood.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gertrude and Mabel

Gertrude and Mabel, Woolloongabba
I enjoy my days off and one day, I took the time to visit my old neighbourhood in Dutton Park/Highgate Hill and I noted the small little cute cafe around the corner. Parking is available on the street parking and quite ample. Gertrude and Mabel is delicately decorated and I enjoyed the small little details like cloth napkins on the table.

Reading through the menu, there were only 6 breakfast options making elimination fairly easy. Finally I ordered the loukaniko (pork sausages) meal with a cup of flat white.

Flat white
Loukaniko on ciabatta, smashed peas, goats cheese and lemon mayo - $14
My flat white was quite good, but I was more distracted by my pork sausages meal. Who would have thought that sausages can be beautifully presented like that? I thoroughly enjoyed every element of the meal individually, and even better when I mixed the smashed peas with a piece of sausage with the mayo or the goat's cheese. Yum!

The service here is attentive and I think Gertrude and Mabel is certainly a gem in this neighbourhood. :)

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