The Brunch Diaries THREE

Part of what I love about this little project is that we are getting to explore around our area a little bit more. This morning we visited Lolo & Wren and holy heck are we glad that we did. This is the second time we have been here, but I wanted to include it in TBD because, if you are close by, or even if you are not, you should be going here at least once. Seriously.

We arrived and were seated at a little table outside by a lovely fellow Kiwi! [Instant points!] She took our drink orders and we were left to ponder the menu. Holy cow, guys, seriously, this menu is good. There is a little bit of everything, sweet, savory, and classic breakfast burnch food as well as some stuff that looks to push the boundary a little bit. It was so hard to pick what to get. I decided on the St Clements Brioche French toast, and Greg ordered the Crispy Croque Monsieur.

Even though it was super busy this morning it didn't take too long for our drinks to be bought out. Greg's coffee was a hit, perfect temperature, delicious taste, and it even looked pretty! He said he would go so far to say its the best coffee he has had since we have been in Melbourne. Tall call I know! Our food followed not to long after, and it looked so great. The presentation is a step up, and the plate just looked like it was filled with love [Ok I have been watching MKR... So what?] My french toast was accompanied with ricotta and lemon curd, candied oranges and raspberry compote. I am not kidding you, this was probably the best french toast I have ever had. It was good. Really really good. And it was the best last meal I could have had [because I am preparing for the May Challenge, by starting back on track this week leading up to may!] I ate the whole thing, and I didn't feel sickly sweet afterwards, it was perfectly balanced and just straight delicious.

Greg's brunch deserves a paragraph of its own. For those of you not familiar with a Croque Monsieur, it is sort of like a glorified grilled cheese toasty. But this, this is like a monster of its own. A delicious cheesy monster. Lolo & Wren's croque is shaved leg ham, swiss cheese, cheese and chive cream in bread, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. It was HUGE! Greg only ate half of it and took the other half home for lunch. He looked like the cat with the cream while eating it [or should I say cheese] and I could tell he would probably eat that every sunday for the rest of his life if I would let him!

Overall it was priced reasonably well, it was friendly and delicious and it feels like a cafe that we could certainly make our local. Will we be back? Hell yes we will.

Service: 4.5 out of 5
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5
Coffee: 4.5 out of 5
Food: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5

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