172 Victoria St, Seddon. Phone: 9687 5662
Heading out for breakfast used to be a major part of our routine a few years back.
Mind you, we’re talking coffee and toast mostly – not the egg-heavy chow-down fry-up favoured by so many.
But our morning habits have evolved and changed.
We make our own muesli, and we know that’s very good for our insides, allowing us to be a little bit naughty during the rest of the day.
Besides, for cereal/muesli most cafes charge double the price listed for toast/jam.
Isn’t this exactly the wrong way around?
I mean, toast is grain made into something – bread.
Jam is fruit that’s been made into something.
Butter is milk that’s been churned.
Muesli is just grain, plus a few bits and pieces, yet in many places it goes for $10 or more.
We’d go the bacon/eggs/spinach/hashbrowns/snags/mushies/avocado/tomatos/kitchen sink route less than once a year.
And in terms of eating out, isn’t lunch or dinner so much more alive with potential for miracles and greatness?
But it is the near-complete absence of out-and-about brekkies from our lives that makes a Friday morning visit to Sourdough Kitchen charged with novelty value and a sense of refreshing change.
We’d not noticed preparations for the bakery before it opened, so were surprised when Deb trumpeted its debut at Bear Head Soup.
Since then we’ve visited several times – for coffee (very good) and takeaway scrolls (fruity, heavy, delicious).
We’ve also enjoyed several slices of primal pizza, including a fragrant chewy number topped with zucchini, eggplant, some capsicum, olives, fresh rosemary, olive oil. The slices are scrumptious, cost $5.50 and have already become a lunchbox option for us.
Just like that (sound of fingers snapping) Sourdough Kitchen has become a splendid part of the local scenery. As I read my newspaper and enjoy my breakfast, a steady stream of customers come and go. Takeaway coffee, bread, rolls. Another couple of tables host locals deep into their caffeine hits and conversation.
My toast and jam costs $5.50 and is fine. I get three slices of good sourdough and more than enough butter. The strawberry jam, though, is a bit on the runny side and is almost all syrup and very little fruit.
As I’m going about my business I imbibe two outstanding lattes.
The brekkie tab is just a tad over $11.
The bakery is restricting its options to fairly light fare for both breakfast and lunch – see menu below – for what I have been told are reasons connected to power supply issues. For lunch, in addition to the pizza slices, there are some fine-looking filled rolls.
Sourdough Kitchen already feels like it’s been around for a lot longer than a mere month or so – and I mean that as a compliment!