Crumbs Organic Bakehouse

This place is in Ascot Vale and they are known to do the best pizza. They are on a tram line and you can catch the 57 tram from the city to this place.

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Everything here is under $15 and most of the food is under $10. It is cash only. Their coffees are huge and stellar. Service is really friendly with a smile and they are happy to answer any questions you might have about their food.

Here their vegetarian pizzas are made on site. They are square and big for $4 per slice. Outside you would buy a slice and they won’t have much nutritional goodness in there.

I really love the olive and red onion one as that is the best pizza in town. And they don’t use a lot of wheat in their breads. Rather it is rice flour.

I have had their buns before too and they are lovely.

I have had their spinach and feta filo pastry and it is just divine. Here the pastry was piping hot and just like the way my mother would make this at home except bigger and it was $5.

Do go and visit this little gem in Ascot Vale and take home some baked goods as well.

Find them at:

170 Union Road, Ascot Vale, Melbourne

 

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Daley & Co

Daley and co have just opened up in the same place as Shape up. I have walked by it for some time but had not gone in. Moreover they were still settling down.

I went there for a coffee the other day and enjoyed it. Now I am back for lunch. Normally this would go on a food blog but seeing as this is a salad/health food place I figured it would be better put here. Go figure.

Here they have lovely staff that will assist with your decision and you can put all meals with a salad. Most of their meals is $12 and under. The waitresses were friendly to everyone.

For a Thursday lunchtime there were steady but not busy. Most people went to other eateries around that area.

The chef had gone home so I was not able to try out their egg dishes. Moreover Daley and co had just started on social media.

I got the salmon bagel with a feta and beetroot salad which was freshly made. Here I loved that they did not use the canned beetroot but fresh beetroot which is less sweet. They also use lemon in their bagel which I do not like. I just don’ like the tanginess of lemon in a bagel.

My friend loved his sausage roll. They are big and filling. And he enjoyed his pasta salad. Pity they didn’t have chips that day. If you are around that area, why not check out this place and Shape up upstairs?


Super Eight cafe

Super Eight cafe is in Peter Mac hospital and is said to be a healthy place for all the cancer patients and their visitors as well as the hospital staff. It is a big cafe within a stone’s thorw away from the tram stop.

At 10am they were frantically busy like other cafes within the hospital precinct. Here most people went for lattes and crossaints and got theirs to take away. There was a huge queue at the coffee counter.  I, on the other hand love eating in as I can savour my food and drink slowly and take in the atmosphere.

Here I love my egg wraps, but as such don’t like bacon in it. So I asked them to take out the bacon and they forgot. I didn’t mind taking it out myself. The good thing is that there is no sauce in it as sauce is added sugar. Bacon is just added animal fat which is not needed.

My soy latte was a little bit bitter though. It was a bit burnt. Last time I went there I had a better barista and they put the artwork on there.

Do come to Super Eight whenever you are waiting or visiting someone in the hospital.

 


Lets move 365: Middle Child

Middle Child is a healthy café in Maribyrnong across the road from the park. It is run by a north Melbourne supporter and here it is dog friendly. They have Puppycinos and dog friendly treats just for dogs.  They have many dogs and people over the weekend enjoying their coffees and brunch.

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It was open three weeks ago and already they are seeing many of the Boathouse’s unhappy patrons. Patrons don’t like to wait 45 mins for their coffee or a table hence they come here and they can borrow a rug or two and buy coffee to enjoy in the park.

The barista is friendly and knowledgeable. They support many AFL teams over the weekend and many gym patrons during the weekdays.

Unlike the Boathouse where they burn their coffees, here their coffees are stellar and you can choose the milk. Unlike the Boathouse they treat their pets well. The Boathouse does not have puppycinos.

They have vegan pies which I would love to try one day.

 

Do come by for the coffees rather than the Boathouse as you’ll love the friendly service and the lovely coffees and biscuits.