170 Union Rd, Ascot Vale. Phone: 9375 4777
Knowing a birthday feast at Ebi beckons in the early evening, the familiar Middle Eastern/African meat ‘n’ rice options on Union Rd seem inadvisable.
I spy some scrumptious looking pizza slices in the window of Crumbs – they are calling to me!
The wholemeal base wages war with my knife and fork, but teeths and hands make easy work of it. The caramelised onion, mushhie and olive topping is sensational – sweet and salty and just right. My pizza is even more delicious than it looks.
And at $4, it’s a contender for the Cheap Lunch Hall Of Fame.
Crumbs is a beaut little bakery, done out in comfy style with formica tables and even lace table cloths. They’re not big on hearty or lunches – other than the ever revolving range of pizzas.
But they do a pretty good range of breads.
We like the sourdough and – especially – the fruit loaf.
Unlike some fruit loaves we know, this one is bread with some fruit in it – rather than the other way ’round.
But we like it.
Besides, it pays to have something on hand for breakfast when Bennie gets rolling eyes tired of porridge!
The range of sweeties is grand, ranging from a variety of cookies to brownies and so on. Mind you, a couple of the slices, packed with seeds and nuts, look more like health food than food … if you follow me.
A fine coffee, a peanut butter and chocolate cookie, fruit loaf to go and I’m out the door for $15.50.