Sometimes you can come across a gem by accident.
Two weeks ago, I had training for lawyer skills such as client interviews, letter writing, negotiating and advocacy. We were also fed us very, very well by the training institute. This had both pluses and minuses. Plus – lunch was provided, saving some money lol. Minus – I’m still trying to get rid of the food baby that developed that week :P.
Plus – we were located on Little Bourke St. Minus – the day that I intended to go early to grab a bite beforehand, it was raining cats and dogs!
I found a bit of shelter at a café I had spied the day before and decided to make it my choice for breakfast. The thing that attracted me was the Toby’s Estate name that I saw outside:
But before anyone gets too excited, the infamous Toby’s Estate from Sydney has not opened up a branch in Melbourne – however, their coffee beans has definitely made it over to Settebello, a modern little café on the corner of Hardware Lane and Little Bourke St.
On this occasion, I decided against the caffeine as I also had to handle an umbrella along with my books and bag! Instead, my attention was drawn to the display cabinet:
I really liked the simplicity of the display – less was definitely more in this instance.
I decided on the lighter egg, mushroom and cheese Breakfast Sandwich ($7.50) which I took back to the training centre to munch on before class.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this delicious and filling breakfast. Juicy and beautifully seasoned mushrooms, fresh crunchy lettuce (they must have toasted it and then put the lettuce on because it wasn’t soggy at all!), sweet fried onion with a fried egg sandwiched between two perfectly toasted pieces of focaccia bread :). The only thing that I wish had been different was that didn’t scoff it down in less than 10 mins lol. I didn’t want to be sitting outside the room too long ;).
I’d love to visit again if I wasn’t in such a rush – perhaps a good place to visit over the long weekend? :P
50 Hardware Lane
Have a Happy Labour Day, Melbournians!
Question: What are you doing this long weekend?