Airport Run – The Premises

Over Easter Win Win came to Melbourne for a super short 6 day trip by herself ~ Initially she was going to come back with Aden (my nephew) but he had school and couldn’t come. I was so disappointed >_< I really wanted to spend some time with him. Even though it was only 6 days, Win Win and I had the best time! It’s rare that we get to spend time just the two of us ~ We were eating, drinking and shopping way too much!

The Premises

The Premises

But why must good times end so quickly ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Because very soon she had to leave on Easter Sunday on the earliest flight back toย  Hong Kong at 8:30am. Meaning we had to get up at 5:30am to make sure she gets to the airport on time. Mr Bao was great and didn’t even complain once about getting up so early, I promised him that we’ll go to a nice place for breakfast afterwards in compensation ๐Ÿ˜› We made it to the airport in time, said our goodbyes and Win Win was on her journey back home, while we went for breakfast.


Thanks to Catherine (Petit Miamx) who wrote a post about the cafes that will be open over the Easter holidays, I chose ‘The Premises’ which has been on my list for the longest time ~ But never had the chance, as it’s in the West and we don’t venture out there very often (we should though!). The Premises is quite well-known among the Melbourne cafe scene and have been known for their consistently good coffee and breakfast dishes ~

Mocha $3.8

Mocha $3.8

We got to the Premises a bit early and they weren’t open yet, but the waitress was very friendly and told us they’ll be ready in a few minutes. About 15 minutes later they were open and ready and so was my tummy it was growling hahaha it needed food ๐Ÿ˜› We started off with our usual drinks. My mocha was pleasant and gave me the coffee hit I needed to stay awake ~

Coffee of the Day $4

Single origin magic $4

Mr Bao’s single origin magic was by Seven Seeds but sorry can’t remember which country it was from but he described it was more acidic and quite strong. While I found it to be a little too strong for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Pan fried Free range eggs on organic toast with wild mushrooms, crumbled feta and hollandiase $19

Pan fried Free range eggs on organic toast with wild mushrooms, crumbled feta and hollandiase $19

I was tossing between the pancakes or this special which was organic toast topped with wild mushroom, crumbled feta, poach eggs and hollandaise sauce. It was a simple healthy and vegetarian breakfast and exactly what I wanted, the mushrooms were buttery, crumbled feta was creamy and salty. Eggs were poached perfectly just look at yolk running out ~ last but not least the hollandaise sauce was divine! I don’t want to know much butter was used ๐Ÿ˜›

Yolk Porn!! :D

Yolk Porn in Action ๐Ÿ˜€

Mr Bao chose a dish in the regular breakfast menu and ordered the pan-fried sardine with saffron potato salad and fennel salad with a poached egg. It was a very Moroccan inspired dish with the cumin, fennel and saffron. Every component in this dish was nice but I think this was more of a lunch dish and too pungent for us in the morning, so we didn’t enjoy it as much. But nonetheless a good dish and would recommend if you like those Moroccan flavours ๐Ÿ™‚

Pan-fried sardine fillets with a saffron potato, pickled fennel salad, haydari and soft poached egg $18

Pan-fried sardine fillets with a saffron potato, pickled fennel salad, haydari and soft poached egg $18

I’m not sure if Mr Bao was really still hungry or if he just wasn’t satisfied because he wanted more food ๐Ÿ˜› I was a little embarrassed when I told the waitress I wanted more food hahaha but she was very friendly and said “I always order 3 dishes to share with my man as well, so you’re fine!”. She recommended the slow roasted pulled pork which was served on a board and is great for sharing. It’s a very generous serving and the pulled pork was tender and not at all stringy. It was surprisingly sweet as well which balanced out very well with the pickled fennel salad and rocket ~ Very satisfying dish!

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork open on a board like a sandwich great to share $19

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork open on a board like a sandwich great to share $19

Still sleepy, Mr Bao ordered another latte and this time just with their home blend, he described this one as more earthy and a rich body.

Latte $3.8

Latte $3.8

I was pretty full by I really couldn’t leave without ordering something sweet, I had a look at their cake cabinet and immediately knew I wanted their lemon pistachio loaf cake. It was one of the best loaf cakes I’ve had, it wasย moist, soft and lightly dense with just the right amount of lemon and pistachio! Now I’m really going to search high and low for a recipe and make this at home. The waitress also mentioned that they bake all their cakes and muffins on premises, which is another bonus as many cafes nowadays simply buy their cakes from suppliers.

Lemon, pistachio loaf cake $6.5

Lemon, pistachio loaf cake $6.5

We really enjoyed The Premises, food and drinks were good with great flavours, staff were friendly and helpful. It’s just a shame that it’s so far away from us and it can be a bit for us but definitely good place to go after an airport run ๐Ÿ™‚

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35 thoughts on “Airport Run – The Premises

  1. Michelle April 29, 2013 at 8:34 am Reply

    Pulled pork for breakfast! That’s just so spoiledddd!:D

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm Reply

      LOL meh I like being spoilt hahaha we don’t do it all the time we were just so hungry that morning hehe

  2. Hannah April 29, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    I grew up having sardines on toast for Sunday breakfast, so that looks like a perfect early-morning-wake-up meal to me!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm Reply

      Really is it a common type of breakfast? because I’ve never had that before hehe ~

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 29, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply

    Hehe my husband gets embarrassed when I order more (and so do I) but he manages to eat it all so it’s not a problem. A great way to shake off the early morning rise Daisy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm Reply

      Hahahaha Mr Bao has no issues with finishing the extra food as well so I think we’re very lucky we can over order but never have to overeat hehe ~

  4. Choc Chip Uru April 29, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply

    You seem to be happily indulged my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm Reply

      I definitely was indulged ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe a little bit too much hehe ~

  5. liannelow April 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Love the Premises! Wish we went more when I was living just around the corner! hehe Everything looks so good! and they really have good chai too! hehe One thing that drew my attention is the pistachio cake! NOMS! hehe Need to go back soon! the next time I head to the airport, I will defintely go~ hehe

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2013 at 8:48 am Reply

      Can’t believe you use to live super close to The Premises and didn’t go as much hehe but I do that all the time lol I probably don’t go to Wealth Garden as much as I should lol once a week is that enough ๐Ÿ˜› But we were super impressed with The Premises definitely need to go back soon!! ~

  6. Peita Hatch April 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Lemon and Ginger Cake Hi,

    I found this delicious recipe, thought you might be interested! It has chopped pistachios on top of the icing.


    Peita Ingredients Melted butter, to grease 55g (1/3 cup) pistachio kernels 185g butter, softened 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 3 eggs 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour 250ml (1 cup) buttermilk 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger Honey icing 1 x 250g pkt cream cheese, at room temperature 45g (1/4 cup) icing sugar mixture 2 tbs honey Log in to add to My Shopping List MethodNotes Step 1 Preheat oven to 180ยฐC. Brush an 11 x 21cm (base measurement) loaf pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line base with non-stick baking paper. Place pistachio kernels in a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes or until toasted (see microwave tip). Remove from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Coarsely chop pistachios. Set aside. Step 2 Meanwhile, use an electric beater to beat the butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until pale and creamy. Scrape down the side of the bowl when necessary. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well between each addition, until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in half the flour, then half the buttermilk, until combined. Stir in remaining flour and buttermilk, lemon rind, juice and ginger until combined. Step 3 Spoon the cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Step 4 To make the honey icing, use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese, icing sugar mixture and honey together in a medium bowl until well combined and fluffy. Spread the honey icing evenly over the top of the cooled cake. Sprinkle with chopped pistachio kernels. Sent from my iPad

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2013 at 8:49 am Reply

      Hello Peita ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you very much for sending this recipe to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I Have saved it and will have to find time to try it ~ Are you also a fan of pistachios?

      • Peita at Leo's Cheese Bar Adelaide Central Market May 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm Reply

        Hi ,
        Yes I enjoy pistachios! I would also like to share a great sandwich idea that a lovely customer told me about today..
        Heidi Farm Gruyere with rocket, smoked chicken and roasted sugared walnuts on good bread!
        How great does it sound!!

  7. Julie April 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Such a lovely review that pulled pork dish looks good! Nothing wrong with ordering a few dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

      Thanks dearie ๐Ÿ™‚ The pulled pork was the star next time you go to perth you should try and stop by here the breakfasts are super delicious hehe!

  8. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen) April 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm Reply

    I so want to learn how to make those pretty swirls in the cappuccinos.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

      I would love to learn as well ๐Ÿ™‚ But I don’t think I’m that talented hehe ~

  9. hotlyspiced April 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm Reply

    I’m so glad you were able to spend precious time with Win Win. And you are very kind to take her to the airport at that hour of the morning – many would have thought they’d done their share of hospitality by ordering her a cab! Don’t you think breakfast menus are becoming more and more interesting? The food here looks amazing and yes, those poached eggs are gorgeous xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2013 at 8:56 am Reply

      I definitely had a good time with my sister Win Win just wished we had more time ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But doesn’t matter spending any time together is better than no time ~ Awww I couldn’t let her take the taxi by herself at 6am in the morning hehe doesn’t matter she may or may not have bought me breakfast hahaha ๐Ÿ˜› I definitely love how cafes are getting so creative with breakfast options and that’s great because it is my favourite meal of the day xox

  10. Scrambled Megs April 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm Reply

    and suddenly after a big dinner, i am hungry again! yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2013 at 8:57 am Reply

      LOL Sorry to make you hungry again but I know how that feels…worse idea is to read blogs in bed when I’m able to sleep ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. Tina @ bitemeshowme April 30, 2013 at 12:00 am Reply

    Sometimes I feel the need to order a third dish between Andrew and I too. So it is normal – I always thought we were fatties hahahah

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm Reply

      Hahhaah nah not just you ๐Ÿ˜› we always order 3 dishes as well it’s crazy hahaha sometimes 3 with MORE desserts too ~

  12. Amy Tong April 30, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply

    All the food and drinks here look and sound lovely. I especially love the mocha and the poached egg dish with wild mushrooms. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree, good times always passed by so quickly! Especially good time spent with great friends and family.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

      It was seriously delicious especially the wild mushrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ They were my favourite hehe ~ sighhh it’s sad when family come and visit and leave but I guess that’s life at least I get to see them again soon! hehe

  13. Winnie@Eat.Play.Shop. April 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Glad you got to catch up with your sis Daisy! We always order way too much simply because I can never make up my mind, hehehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm Reply

      It’s always nice to have family visit from overseas, but it’s just sad that they always leave after a few days wished we had more time to spend with each other.

  14. The Hangry Bitch April 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm Reply

    The Premises is definitely a favourite of mine! I really love that pistachio lemon syrup cake! and the spinace/fetta muffin is very good as well!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm Reply

      I can totally see why it’s one of your favourite!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a shame that it’s kind of out of the way for me otherwise I would go a lot more >_<

  15. msihua (@msihua) April 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm Reply

    Love this place despite I’ve never eaten there. Only ever go there for coffee!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm Reply

      OMG you totally have to go back!!! The dishes are better than the coffee hehe ~

  16. Adrian Briones (@food_rehab) April 30, 2013 at 11:22 pm Reply

    Phew, so glad their service has improved. The first and last time I went, we had a really rude waitress we so we left! But after this post, I really wanna try that yolk in action. hehe

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm Reply

      Oh damn that service wasn’t good last time you went because when we went the waitress was super friendly, maybe the day when you went they had a bad day? But still that’s not an excuse ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  17. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) May 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm Reply

    Oh the pistachio cake does look so delicious, even the coffee has me transfixed at the moment. I can’t imagine how much fun you had shopping for 6 days ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. viveka May 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Pan-fried sardine fillets with a saffron potato, pickled fennel salad – would do me right now … just love the look of it … and also the pan fried egg .. cook to perfection. Just enjoy your reviews so much. Pity I don’t live nearby …

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