Saturday morning breakfasts with friends Luke and Amanda are becoming a thing. The kind of thing I could really get used to. It’s actually a perfect way to start the weekend – you wake up early to meet up, catch up about what’s been going on and then head off to whatever you need to do the rest of the day.
Luke and Amanda had been the first to arrive and had securely a cozy booth table right by the door. The vibe in Anouk was relaxed, yet the activity seemed almost fever pitch. Beverages were thankfully swift in hitting the tables, giving us plenty of time to make our choices: the granola for me, tamagoyaki omelette roll for Luke, the one pan fry up for the SO and a traditional English breakfast for Amanda.
The food didn’t take too long to come out, but time moves differently when you’re deeply engaged in conversation. Luke was the most vocal about how delicious his omelette roll was (and he normally isn’t terribly vocal about how good something is), but I couldn’t finish my own breakfast and wasn’t feeling up to sampling everyone else’s plate.
The only drawback was that later in the morning, the crowd got noisier and the acoustics in the space made it difficult to hear the person beside you. This forced us to beat a retreat outside for a stroll through Paddington’s eclectic range of art galleries, fashion and op shops.