Skipping MacDonalds for breakfast at Alcove Cafe and Deli

“I would even eat a MacDonald’s sausage and egg McMuffin right now.”

I thought I detected a hint of horror on Ainead’s face as we walked back to the car from a garage sale. We were hitting up a couple of sales and both our tummies were starting to stage a noisy revolt at being empty so early in the morning.

“… we could do MacDonald’s. There’s one down the road.” She offered. “But how about we try this place near mine? I’ve been meaning to go for ages.”

You don’t have to ask twice, sista! (although I could’ve been totally satisfied by a McMuffin and a hash brown)

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We rolled up to Alcove Café and Deli, a little quaint gem hidden round the corner and out of sight from the main road. Much of the seating was outdoors under white and black French chic awnings, so there won’t be any sun scorching. White wooden folding chairs that would not look out of place at Diner en Blanc were padded with thin cushions of cute kitchen related fabrics. Tables, each with their own wooden box of goodies – cutley, napkins, salt, pepper and sugar – varied in size between two to four, but there’s only one large table suitable for larger group of 8.

Alcove Café and Deli might not be a full deli you could come to associate with the word, but they still offer quite a variety of goods. Their wares include sweet treats, such as biscotti and cookies, and pantry staples, such as peanut paste, chutneys and dips. And these were just the things I noticed by the door.

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Chai latte. AUD$4

To kick off our breakfast, I was taken by the chai latte, which Ainead followed suit. What arrived was very pale and frothy beverage, yet beautifully aromatic with a gentle dusting of cinnamon. I have to give kudos to the barista, who made such a light fluffy froth that almost felt like a soft meringue on my lips.

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Avocado Smash. AUD$10.90. Haloumi. AUD$3

Alcove Cafe and Deli‘s avocado smash came with with avocado, feta and dukka smash on organic sourdough, and Ainead added crispy pan-fried haloumi for an additional AUD$3.

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Breakfast roll. AUD$9.90

My breakfast roll on the other hand was filled with proscuitto, scrambled egg, garlic butter mushrooms and cheese – a hearty oozy inside wrapped in crunchy panini style bread.

 

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