Last post for 2014 – Addict Food and Coffee

Can you believe it my Dear Readers? It’s already the last day of 2014! I’ve started to reflect back on the things that have happened this year and realised it has been such a turbulent year with so many highs and lows. The highs include getting our little puppy Cupcake, the birth of my niece (name has been confirmed as Valerie) and achieving some new goals at work. While the lows have been an emergency trip back to Hong Kong for my sister, moving houses and some personal issues.

Best Gift of 2014

Best Gift of 2014

Anyhow, it all doesn’t matter because the year is ending and I am grateful for all the experiences, failures and success!

Magic $4


Enough talk moving on to the actual post, brunching has always been a tradition of Mr Bao and I on the weekends and now we bring Cupcake along ~ I’ve seen Addict Food and Coffee come up in my Instagram feed quite a few times and knew I had to come try. Mark Boyd and Steve Hogan are the masterminds in the kitchen, they previously worked at St Ali and now it was their time to shine 🙂 Mr Bao ordered is usual coffee and really enjoyed his single origin magic and commented on the overall nuttiness flavour.

Ice Coffee $6

Ice Coffee

Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the menu, so I don’t have the price for the coffee or food here, but I promise to update it once I’ve revisited and have it ~ It wasn’t a very hot day, but we were sitting outside and the sun was out so I felt like an ice coffee. I really liked the presentation of the coffee in a little milk bottle and also a chilled glass with more ice.

Addict Food and CoffeeEven though the colour looks quite milky, it actually had good coffee flavours. However, I would recommend drinking it quickly otherwise the ice will melt and dilute the coffee or drink it from the milk bottle ~

Southern pulled pork burger with Parmesan fries

Southern pulled pork burger with Parmesan fries

The menu here has a good balance between the traditional breakfast dishes with eggs and bacon, yet also caters for vegetarians and also vegan options. But being Mr Bao… he decided to try the Southern pulled pork burger with Parmesan fries. It was more like a sub to me with the long bun instead of the round burger bun ~ The pork was soft and flavoursome, however, what really caught our attention was the Parmesan fries, they were freshly made thin and crispy but not oily. We ended up fighting over who will get the last piece!

Chargrilled corn with poached eggs, polenta bites, yellow beet purée

Chargrilled corn with poached eggs, polenta bites, yellow beet purée

My choice was this is my vegetarian dish Chargrilled corn with poached eggs, polenta bites, yellow beet puree and also roasted beets. Now you see this was a vegetarian dish but Mr Bao decided to ask for a side of bacon without consulting me, simply because he didn’t want a veggie dish haha not that I really mind but I see no issue with eating healthy somedays!

hargrilled corn with poached eggs, polenta bites, yellow beet puréeThis dish was beautifully plated and I really liked all the different colours. Even without the bacon there was enough flavour and texture, I was particularly fond of the polenta bites (I’m a huge fan of polenta!) it was crispy on the outside but still stayed warm and fluffy inside. I’m not usually a fan of beetroot but because it was roasted it was very sweet and I guess… the bacon did complete the dish but then bacon always does 😀

Buttermilk Pancakes with Mascarpone and raspberries.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Mascarpone and raspberries

So far we’ve enjoyed all the drinks and food at Addict Food and Coffee, but honestly nothing beats these buttermilk pancakes with poached pear, mascarpone cream and fresh raspberries! Sure pancakes have become a staple on menus across Melbourne, but there’s something about these warm fluffy pancakes. It was a generous serving of two thick buttermilk pancakes, that are slightly dense which is the way I like, paired with mascarpone and poached pear! Even Mr Bao was impressed and ate more than half of these pancakes! I was close to ordering another serve just for myself 😀

We really enjoyed Addict Food and Coffee, staff were very friendly and efficient and most importantly they have those buttermilk pancakes and very dog friendly which is important to us now.

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And that ends my last blog post of 2014 on a sugar high! I would like to say how grateful I am for those who have loved and supported me this year. That includes many people but of course Mr Bao (I admit I am hardwork!), my sister Win Win, my family and friends! But I also also grateful for your support my Dearest Readers, thank you for always being here and supportive loyal even when I haven’t had time to blog, I know you’re still here waiting for me!

With that I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and may 2015 bring you more joy and happiness 🙂


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8 thoughts on “Last post for 2014 – Addict Food and Coffee

  1. Mrs Organised December 31, 2014 at 10:06 am Reply

    Happy New Year, Daisy … I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog this year and I hope next year is less “turbulent” for you with more highs than lows! x

  2. mrbaobao December 31, 2014 at 10:21 am Reply

    Agreed. Cupcake is the best gift and brings too much joy to us. And 2014 is crazy full of ups and downs – guess there’s more ups overall as the lows are already over leaving personal growth and happiness. Happy New Year to you thank you for being there and best wish to all your readers!!

  3. grabyourfork December 31, 2014 at 11:27 am Reply

    Happy New Year, Daisy, Mr Bao and Cupake! Here’s to a bigger, brighter and more delicious year ahead for all of you!

  4. Arielle December 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Beautiful post! Your pictures are so gorgeous ❤ (and your dog is adorable!) Happy Holidays to you and to your family 🙂

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet January 2, 2015 at 11:45 am Reply

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Arielle! I’m glad you like my photos, my puppy is so naughty haha he just looks innocent! Happy New Year to you and your family too x

  5. hotlyspiced January 1, 2015 at 9:06 am Reply

    Happy New Year, Daisy, to you and Mr Bao and Cupcake. I think Valerie is a beautiful name for your niece. I do love the look of your vegetarian dish and like you say, it’s beautifully plated even with that side of bacon! I do hope 2015 is a great year for you xx

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 1, 2015 at 11:09 am Reply

    A very Happy new Year my darling Daisy! I loved meeting you and Mr Bao this past year (I almost said this year-oops!). I hope that 2015 is filled with wonder and love 😀

  7. wattwurmnashi January 3, 2015 at 2:07 am Reply

    Happy New Year!

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