Hello My Dearest Readers! I am back! After a short hiatus due to laptop issues it’s finally been fixed with a new screen and logic board (no idea what it is :P). It’s so good to be back and blogging again! Thank gosh for Social Media I have still been able to keep in contact with some of you :) I’ve got so many stories to share with you again, but going to tackle them one by one ~ A couple of weeks ago Jack and Cindy came to visit us and after a week of eating out and having fun, it was time for them to go home. They had a pretty early flight at 10am, but I was adamant that we have breakfast at a good Melbourne cafe.
It’s actually quite hard to find a cafe that opens early on a Saturday because most cafes open 6am-7am on weekdays but on weekends they open at 8am or even 9am. I had to search high and low then I finally found Seven Seeds and they open at 7am woo hoo!!!
We walked in at 7am on the dot and surprisingly we weren’t the first ones at the cafe, there were other people who I suspect were tradies there with their bright fluorescent yellow vests ~ The waitress told us to choose any table we wanted and coffees would be a 5 minute wait as they were warming up the machine.
It was a little early for Mr Bao and me so we needed a strong cup of Magic to wake us up. The coffee was their house blend and we found it to be quite fruity and a little acidic. I prefer my coffees to have a sweeter finish but Mr Bao really it ~
Jack and Cindy wanted to sleep on the plane, so they went for a mocha instead, I’ve had this before the last time I came and remember it to be lovely good balance between chocolate and coffee.
Jack went for a vegetarian option and ordered the Balsamic button mushrooms on brioche toast with pecorino and a poached eggs. Even though it’s a very simple dish, I really liked the way it was plated with the edible flowers ~ I think I was staring too much because Jack ended up giving me a bite to try hehe and it was just as delicious as it looks.
Cindy and I both got the Bacon * Chipotle baked beans with cornbread and poached eggs, I found the baked beans to lean more on the sweeter side and I would’ve preferred it more with a little more heat or spice.
The eggs were perfectly poached with the yolk pouring out. The corn bread came in handy to soak up all the yolk and Chipotle sauce. The cornbread was also sweeter than I expected as well, I don’t think I’ve had many cornbreads before and expected it to be blander in taste like a Yolkshire pudding. Now I’m curious to what cornbread in America taste like hehe
I managed to convince Mr Bao to order the Reuben sandwich because that’s what I felt like hehe he happily obliged :) We really enjoyed the sandwich, our only complaint would be filling vs bread ratio. Mr Bao would’ve liked it more corned beef and gruyere.
To finish up we ordered the homemade crumpets with honeycomb butter to share. When I asked the waitress if they made the crumpets install she said that they actually stock from the Dr Marty’s Crumpets. Mr Bao has never been a fan of crumpets because he finds the ones from the supermarket to be too hard and often has a rubbery kind of texture. While Dr Marty’s were lightly toasted on the outside but remained wonderfully fluffy inside. Paired with the honeycomb butter my breakfast was complete. Having said that I would add a scoop of ice-cream on top if I was at home :P
We had a wonderful time at Seven Seeds enjoyed the food and coffee and was a great way for Cindy and Jack to end their trip to Melbourne. We had such a blast with these guys, can’t wait for them to come back and we’ve decided next time we’ll go somewhere else with them :)