Friday, March 20, 2009

when the red, red robin, comes a'bob bob bobbin' along...

A combination of too much wine, mortadella on toast at 4am in the morning, and not enough sleep was the perfect excuse to tramp back over to Northcote to check out RED DOOR's homemade crumpets with honey and FRECH butter ... well, me not being a sweet tooth, the artist cousin, Keegan and her delicous emo (esque) boyfriend shared these fluffy discs of heaven. It was extremely busy, and the staff, even though i know they were 'pushed' just forgot to do one thing... SMILE! Coffee was ok, pulled from a three group la marzocca, but was under extracted i felt. We all started with the special 'juice of the day' - watermelon, strawberry and mint.. i think the ratio if strawberries (10%) to watermelon (90%) was a bit of a letdown, very tasteless and watery (how unusual for a WATERmelon to be watery you say?!!!)

So onto that plate of good ness that was going to make my day all the better... PERFECT poached googies, half an avocado, and Divine bacon (top points for using such a lovely QUALITY bacon here....) perched on two slices of a sort of sourdoughy / wholemeal toasted bread.. excellent really and very quick... keegans breakfast on the otherhand was the cottage breakfast, and consisted of unripe sliced tomato, which was oversalted with maldon sea salt, a HUGE handful of raw baby spinach, a dollop of cottage cheese, a piece of the mystery bread and a perfectly poached egg. No real substance, and was just put together sloppily, making it a very dull breakfast dish.

The room is good, buzzy and hight pitched.. lots of quirky little red things around and there really is an ABSOLUTELY fantastic selection of takeaway filled rolls, baguettes, sweet things, tarts etc all bursting out of a glass diplay cabinet. It is a great "locale" for Northcote... and now i have two places to visit when visiting Keegs now - Palamino + Red Door..

FOOD: 14


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