I adore weekends. I am sure you all do too! But weekends just mean one thing for me : A brunch date with the mr! (: It has become a tradition for us to meet each other, after our work on Saturdays, at a new place to have brunch. Just him and I, a little quality time to ourselves doing what we love best – eating! hehe
My date (: I’m very blessed to have him in my life!
We are really quite predictable when it comes to the drinks we order. hehe The Mr always ordered a latte and me? A chai soy latte of course! (:
Unfortunately, the chai soy latte didn’t taste like it was brewed from the leaves and spices. It tasted like it was made from the syrup. Which was a pity. But I only have myself to blame, as I should have ordered a cup of coffee at a place that roasts their own beans! The Mr absolutely adored his latte. It was smooth and really robust in flavour. He was close to ordering a second cup but was too full after finishing his food. hehe So I urge you to try their coffee when you’re there!
As it was really packed that afternoon, it took our food a little longer than usual to arrive. But when it did, it looks so good we couldn’t wait to tuck in! Just love the vibrant colours on the plate. No prizes for guessing what I ordered! hehe
To be honest, there were many things I wanted to order when I schemed through the menu, but I just couldn’t resist ordering the sweet corn and haloumi fritters! The thing about corn fritters is it never tastes the same anywhere I go! Some places have them really crispy on the outside, and some places have it a little more like a pancake. This was more like a pancake, and just filled with juicy corn kernels and cubes of cheese! With slightly wilted spinach and rich, buttery avocado and a perfectly poached egg! Everything worked amazingly together, but would be even better with a slight pinch of salt. hehe But still really yum!
The Mr couldn’t go past the ham hock terrine, especially since it comes with roasted field mushrooms and two poached eggs! As you can tell, protein is VERY important for the mr. hehe He also added a crispy, golden potato hash to go with his dish! hehe It was so crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside! He was so glad he ordered it! hehe The terrine was moist and just really well seasoned, every mouth was just a burst of flavour, with a kick of spice from the chilli relish! Mmmmm (:
Love that they roast their coffee beans on site and sell it on site! Just look at the different notes of coffee beans they have! Wish we are able to grind the beans and put them into the capsules so that we could use it in our Nespresso machine! THAT would be dope! hehe We’re definitely heading back to try the other things on the menu and a nice cup of cappuccino would be my choice of drink!
Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! Can’t quite believe it’s winter in Melbourne already and we received it in true Melbournian style of a long thunderstorm and endless rain. Stay safe and warm for the coming week everyone! Definitely looking forward to my next weekend! Till then. xx
Remember to always cook and bake with love!
6 thoughts on “Brunch Date : Axil Coffee Roasters”
Haven’t been to Axil in ages. I do so much prefer their sister cafe on my side of town (Petty Officer!) And oh, my! Your misters hair is soooo long!
hehe I have yet to try Petty Officer! Definitely on my list of to-gos (which is growing inevitably!)
and yes! he is due for a haircut soon! haha Before we had off for our travels (: x
No to syrup chai latte! YES to yummy haloumi. OMG now i want eggs.
I know right? Syrup chai is just such a pity!!! hehe make eggs!!! See u soon! x
Lovely more places in the east to brunch at :). I gotta agree with you about corn fritters every place does it different their version looks good 😀
hehe it’s good! I think I love every different version I get! haha Really love my corn fritters 😛