I know I’ve complained about the cafes around my area and that there’s nothing good…but thanks to Winnie (Eat Play Shop) and Ashley (I’m So Hungry), they have introduced me to a hidden gem in one of our neighboring suburbs and that is Lil Boy Blue in Kew :)
I have seen the pretty photos Winnie and Ashley had posted on Instagram and read their posts and knew I wanted to make time to go try Lil Boy Blu. Because it’s quite close to our place, we didn’t have to get up extra early to miss the morning brunch crowd ~ instead Mr Bao and I slept in until 11:30am last Saturday and slowly made our way to the cafe! YAY! I really needed a sleep in with everything that I have been doing lately.
It’s quite easy to find Lil Boy Blue, we just headed down the Eastern freeway, got off at Chandler highway then once you were on High St you keep going down and it’ll be on the left hand side, but it is quite easy to miss it, so I suggest you turning your GPS on or ask someone to keep an eye out for you :) Mr Bao had to slam on the breaks when I yelled out “STOP it’s here! it’s here!”, I think he was ready to kill me because other cars behind him also had to break hahaha my bad my bad…I’ve never been good at giving directions… I’m much better as a driver than an instructor.
Lil Blue Cafe is not only a cafe it is also a fully licensed restaurant and is open from 8am all the way through to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday and open from 8am to 4pm on Monday and Sundays. So perfect for people who want to do late brunch because they don’t need to worry about the kitchen closing at 3pm, like most popular cafes ~ they had a good size menu with brunch items, followed by salads, small dishes, mains then concluding with desserts ~
When we walked in, it was quite full and the waitress said we could either wait for a table or sit at the end of the communal table, we were happy to share a table so sat down at the end.
Then I immediately recognised the girl sitting at the end of the table as the one and only Sarah from the amazing ‘Sarah Cooks’ blog! I’ve been following her blog for a while and she has got to be one of the most talented cooks around! A couple of years ago she even went on a mission to cook every single recipe from Nigella Lawson’s “How To Eat” book now that’s definitely dedication :) You can check it out here ~ I really wanted to rush up and say hi but Sarah was with her parents and I didn’t want to scare her…so I waited patiently…
I waited until Sarah posted a photo of Lil Boy Blue’s carpet ornament on the wall, yup I confirmed it was Sarah so I quickly left a comment hahaha as soon as Sarah saw my comment we said hi :) YAY! It was definitely a lovely surprise to bump and meet into Sarah like that ~ Hopefully next time we meet, we’ll have more time to chat hehe I’d love to pick your brains about roasting pork belly!!!
Anyhow, getting back to the food and drinks lol Mr Bao ordered a flat white and described it as smooth and silky but with a flat body and resembled a bit like Hong Kong Style milk tea, I had a sip and don’t really know where he got the HK Style milk tea part from but hahaha it was nice and light with floral notes I think LOL I’m really no expert ~
My mocha wasn’t as rich in chocolate as I would’ve liked, it was more like a latte with a little bit of chocolate and sprinkled with cocoa powder on top ~ but still nice and helped wake me up a little :)
I already had my mind and heart set on the pulled pork bun, because Winnie had ordered it and said it was delicious ~ I have been craving pulled pork for such a long time! It seems to be the IT thing to eat in the States…but some how Australia hasn’t really jumped fully onto this bandwagon yet :P You can find it in some places, but it’s still not very common. I love pulled pork, because it’s so delicate. But Mr Bao said he wanted it, so I didn’t want to order the same thing, so I let him order it ~
Only after one bite Mr Bao was already in LOVE with this brioche bun lol he said it was so soft, buttery and simply SCRUMPTIOUS! He kept making those annoying and disgusting noises hahaa I had to snatch the brioche away from him just to have a bite! And I couldn’t agree with him more! It was so delicious hehe before I could even take another bite…he had another took it back and polished it off in literally one go…Giving me a smug look he said ‘I’m still hungry…’, I simply rolled my eyes, to be fair though the brioche buns weren’t really that big and could probably be considered as sliders :) we flipped through the menu, and kept tossing between all these different items on the main course section…but they were all too big and heavy even for the insatiable Mr Bao. So in the end…he decided he’ll simply order ANOTHER ‘pulled pork brioche bun!’ :P
I think because Mr Bao had two pulled pork brioche buns lol I didn’t feel like eating any more meat ~ so got a veggie breakfast, a nice combination of eggs, mushrooms, capsicum and goats curd.
The poached and crumbed eggs were cooked wonderfully with a runny yolk ~ I had to take a yolkporn picture of it :D it went so well with the salsa verde and mushrooms. I particularly liked the goats curd that was so soft and crumbly and literally melted in my mouth :)
I’m sorry to eavesdrop Sarah :P but I saw that you ordered this and also heard you say the cinnamon ice-cream was really good, so I couldn’t help but order one to try myself ;) so glad I did! It was so so so yummilicious! Everything just went so well with each other and seriously the cinnamon ice-cream just perfected it!
Mr Bao and I really enjoyed Lil Boy Blue and so relieved that it’s quite close to home ~ I am already planning my next visit and I’m just gonna get desserts :P I have so many I want to try! The turkish donuts, strawberry shortcake, panna cotta and chocolate taste board! I am now recruiting other sweet lovers :) If you’re interested send me a tweet or email hahaha and I’ll meet you there :D