Today, after weeks of drooling over their instagram, my friend Shannon and I finally decided to head down to Northcote to visit this cute little cafe. Melbourne has so, so many amazing cafes, and this one was no exception.
We intended to get there for breakfast, but due to us both taking a while (at least an hour) to get ready, plus the hour + drive down, we ended up going for a late lunch – however, this was no problem as Barry’s breakfast is available all day. Finally, after the drive and a 20 minute wait (which we didn’t mind at all), we were seated.
Firstly, hot drinks. Shannon ordered this hot chocolate, and no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. It came with a piece of chocolate to put in the drink, or eat, or throw it on the ground – whatever your heart desires.
And as a side note, how freaking cute is that mug?!
My drink. It’s pretty standard of me to order a chai latte no matter where I go. Sometimes it’s disappointing, sometimes it’s delicious. This was definitely the latte(r).
Because we were in the “hangry” stage, it felt like forever before our food came out – but in reality, it was extremely quick and well worth the wait. I know I’ve never put that much effort into the presentation of anything I’ve ever cooked, and it almost looks too good to eat. Key word: almost.
Pavlova chia pudding, kiwi, mango, strawberry, passionfruit, meringue.
This is the main picture we were excited about on their instagram – so of course, one of us had to order it! We were both going to get it, but I thought it might be more fun to get different things and try each others. Shannon got this, and it was amazing. And, even though neither of us are, it’s gluten free! Definitely want to learn how to make this at home.
Crunchy peanut butter, tomatoes, salt and pepper peanuts on toast.
My favourite thing about this is that the menu says “(trust us)” after the description of this. I’m so glad I did, because even though I was unsure, these worked so well together and tasted fantastic. I would have never considered putting peanut butter and tomatoes together before, and now I’m contemplating making it for breakfast for myself tomorrow. Oh, and it was so filling! I only managed to eat two slices out of the three, though I was tempted to force the third slice down too just so I wouldn’t regret it later.
Orange juice is one of my favourite drinks – definitely my favourite juice. And this was 100% the absolute best orange juice I’ve ever had. I can’t describe how good it was or what made it better than every other OJ I’ve ever had. Just trust me. If you’re an OJ stan like me, you have to go here. (Cute glass, too.)
After we ate, paid, and drove home, I had a 3-4 hour nap and therefore have nothing else interesting to post about for today. But I hope you enjoyed these pictures, and if you’re in Melbourne, definitely check out this place!