Ms. L. stumbled upon a cafe that serves organic food and drinks that sits within this environmentally friendly park while browsing for weekend markets late last year. This cafe is called CERES Café. CERES, acronym for Centre for Education and Research in Environment Strategies, is a non-profit centre focusing on sustainability. More details of this place can be found at CERES’s website.
We planned to drop by this cafe for breakfast before making our way to the Malaysia Street Festival at Queen Victoria Market.
It felt like a quiet Sunday morning upon arrival at the park entrance. There was nobody at sight. As we got closer to the cafe, the scenery changed. It was packed. We were fortunate to share a table with a couple who was about to leave. The cafe’s menu was available on our table and there were further instructions on the ordering process as depicted below.
We had our Flat Whites ($3.5 each) and of course, Babyccino ($1) for Lil’ M. The organic coffee did taste good but not as good as our favourite at Market Lane Coffee.
Ms. L. ordered the Scrambled Eggs ($10.5) – free-range organic scrambled eggs with cream and fresh herbs served with sour dough toast brushed with herb-infused olive oil. She included an extra Slow cooked beans ($4.5) as she was sharing with Lil’ M.. She found that the beans were pretty tasty, among the three items on her dish.
I took the Dukkah Poached Eggs ($16) – free-range organic eggs on pumpkin bread with hummus, dukkah, raw spinach and free-range bacon. Though I don’t favour raw spinach, the whole combination was quite good.
Overall, the organic food tasted were not too bad. As we are not big fans of organic food (and due to its upmarket price, same category as iEAT Cafe,) it will be hard to return for more. The only pull factor to this park will be the Nursery, as we did purchased some herbs for our garden.www.ceres.org.au/cafe