Cumulus Inc

Melbourne, CBD

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I initially thought the cafe was upstairs and later found out after going up it was the bar.. haha! The cafe by day and restaurant by night had an open floor with all the tables in the middle. Plain and simple vibe.

It was quite busy when we arrived. Waitress that served us was quite nice. I had the Shaksouka which was baked eggs with roasted peppers and shanklish… no idea what that is but the the dish pretty much tasted like eggs, tomato and cheese. Melbourne love their baked eggs. I think the dish was OK. Wouldn’t say it was the best egg dish that I ever had. CAUTION – the pan is freaking hot! I burnt my arm accidentally leaning on it. 😦 I also had a coffee – now… I am not a coffee drinker nor do I critique coffee but man when I drank it was so smooth and … nice… all I can say is that it was good! And last but not least I ordered a Canele which was a burnt caramel mini muffin dessert. Really good! Must order if you can… sticky and chewy caramel coating around the small looking muffin and moist in the inside. Just perfect.

I have to say it was quite pricey. That is the only downside. I hear this place is known for its dinner though. I shall come back next time and check it out!

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Hardware Societe

Melbourne CBD

Woke up one morning and decided to check out the hype in Hardware Societe. The street has a lot of legit cafes… like there are lines in every single cafe – 45 minutes wait on average… crazy!!! We went around 11am and the wait was 45 minutes for a table of 4.

First impression when walking in was the bright wallpapers which gives it a morning looking vibe… pretty colourful too. I ordered the baked eggs DEUX and cold drip (first timer…not a coffee drinker..sorry). When the cold drip came out it was setup pretty nicely. Came with syrup and milk. Picture below. I see why people drink this stuff… it was very smooth… like smoovveeee…

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Now to the baked eggs… its frickin hot…. but good hot! I had chorizo, baked eggs, potatoes and it was delicious! My first time trying baked eggs… and it did not disappoint. (I assume they just put the ingredients in an oven pot and shove it in the oven?? Smart..gotta try this stuff at home) The aoli, peppers, eggs and chorizo balanced really well. The best part of the dish I think are the toasted almonds! I did not realise how amazing breakfast would be with it… crazy! When you take a spoonful of the dish with an almond in it….BOOM!! The flavour of the almond bursts in your mouth and now you will be hunting to get an almond in every bite…no joke..

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Verdict? Worth the wait, not too pricey and quick service. So good…

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