Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Cosmopolitan Café in Double Bay recently reopened after some renovations in the Cosmopolitan Centre. I have been there before and to be honest, could not see a noticeable difference in the setup or menu. There was now a large grand piano which I can’t remember if it was there previously, however it was a nice way to start the day - breakfast with piano music.
As I looked over the menu, I really wanted a nice big cooked breakfast. As soon as I spotted the hash browns, my mind was set that I needed to have them so I enquired as to whether they were vegan. I was told that they were cooked in vegetable oil, however it would be up to me to decide whether they were vegan or not. This was an unfortunately unhelpful answer as with such vague information I had no choice but to turn them down. Very regretfully. However, I have since had it verified that the hash browns are indeed vegan. Next time!
Monday, May 20, 2013
I should title this review “A Comedy of Errors” because ordering at L’Espresso Café was not straightforward for a first time visitor such as myself. The café itself is tucked at the back of a lane with a small counter on one side and some tables arranged within an alcove on the other which gives it a cosy feel.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
As you approach the restaurant you are met with surgically-masked workers furiously working at making dumplings behind the glass walls. I spent a good few minutes watching them transfixed before approaching the reception desk. I was taken inside to a table and a waiter gave me a stand so I could tidily store away my handbag and bags.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
As you may have already guessed from my post about Simmone Logue, bread is one of my favourite foodie delights. So it was with great anticipation that I headed to the iconic Bourke St Bakery in Surry Hills. I had checked beforehand what vegan products were available and was advised that all the sourdough breads were fine.
The range of sourdoughs includes the standard and wholemeal as well as such variations as fig and cranberry, potato and rosemary, hazelnut and raisin and several others. I could not decide what to choose so thought I’d have several different ones for a breakfast.