Thursday, 24 July 2008

The Gunshop Cafe West End

D and I were both a feeling a little under the weather this Saturday morning and D was less than enthusiastic about getting up early and heading out the markets in the cold. While that makes him sound a little cranky, he is quite sick so I let him stay in bed a little longer and we went out for breakfast instead.

We decided to try The Gunshop Cafe at West End. We got there at 8am and the inside was quite full (and so loud!!!) so we chose to sit outside in the sun. It was a lovely spot. Unfortunately, we were the only people sitting outside and it seems that they forgot about us as it was 8:25 before someone came out to take our order and 8:30 before we got our coffees (which we ordered when we were seated).

D's cappucino. He said that I was silly taking a photo of it because it was just a normal cappucino. Hehe.

My hot chocolate.

My hot chocolate was awesome. It had two different types of chocolate on top. A crunchy chocolate powder and small chocolate chunks which melted into the creamy milk. It was beautiful.

D ordered toulouse sausage, sweet potato cake, rocket, scrambled eggs and bush tomato chutney with a side of bacon.

Neither of us liked the toulouse sausage. It was chewy and dry and tasted awful. Our palates must not be advanced enough to appreciate such a French sausage. D's eggs were cold, so he didn't eat them and ended up having a breakfast of sweet potato cake and bacon. The sweet potato cake was nice, crunchy on the outside and smooth and soft on the inside.

I had double smoked bacon, poached eggs, tomato, herbed hollandaise on toasted turkish bread.

This was okay. I didn't mind it. I didn't necessarily like it though. There was a hint of balsamic somewhere that just threw me off and didn't let me enjoy the other flavours. I couldn't tell if it was in the hollandaise or if the bread was brushed with it, but it was very distracting. The bread was soggy under the eggs (perhaps from poaching water?) but other than that it was good. The eggs had soft yolk which is my dream with any eggs benedict and it seems to be so hard to find a place that cooks their eggs soft. If it weren't for that balsamic taste and the soggy bread I'm sure I would have enjoyed it far more.

It should be mentioned that even though we had to wait half an hour for our coffee, our breakfasts came out less than 10 minutes after we ordered them.

When the bill arrived we found we had been overcharged by $10, which meant D had to go in and find someone to fix it. Both of us do not like having to do stuff like this, so it became just another thing that didn't really work for us with the Gunshop Cafe.

The good things about our visit weren't quite enough to make up for the things that didn't really work for us, so we don't think we'll be going back.

The Gunshop Cafe
53 Millison St
West End
Ph 07 3844 2241

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