Sunday, 11 July 2010

Brekky at Outpost, and off again...

Hi lovelies out there ;)

Recently me and hubby picked up a new found interest, we've been in Melb since forever but only realized that this city is the heaven for brekky-brunch lovers....  There are tons of small independent cafe serving unique home made dishes scattered around Melbourne and its surrounding. we're so slow I know -.-""  I've had brekky or brunch many times before with friends but never really pay attention to what the place serves, the coffee and all, I went mainly for the meet up, so as long as the foods don't kill me I won't complain.

Anyway, couple of days back, after his overnight shift, hubby needs to go to the city to take care of  some stuff but the place he wanted to go were not open before 9am, and since he finished work at 7am I suggested to him that we go on a brekky date, lolz...

So, of we went to Outpost at South Yarra one of the nice cozy independent cafe that are tucked neatly in the 1st floor of an apartment/office, very near to the South Yarra Station.

Likey the fresh tulips that greet us on the door

The place looks warm and quite inviting

Inside, the kitchen, coffee making area, cashier and cake/breakfast display area are all open to each other. It's kind of messy but nice at the same time :) feels homey...

We had latte each, their coffee was really good, both me n hubby are not coffee drinker but we love the smell and the taste of their coffee, and also they were warm enough without burning the tongue. The coffee were actually still warm enough for drink even after we finished the breakfast :) (maybe we ate too fast?)

This is what I had. French toast with bacon, syrup and almond. The portion was hearty!! If I come again to this place I would share it with someone, luckily that particular day both of us were famished :D The french toast are just right in the sogginess department, and the syrup on the bacons were not too sweet too. 

 This was what hubby had. He loved it, me too (lolz I had my claim on some of the asparagus, salmons and greens), the asparagus were soft and crunchy, the greens and creams were fresh and went very well with the salmon and the toast

I can safely say that I'll be back to this place. Food and coffee-wise this place is great, service was also polite.  My only rant is, if you come in groups or when it's busy, then you would have to sit at another room (forgot to take pic of it) that is separated from the kitchen, coffee area etc, and the separated room lack the charms and warmth of the area pictured on my photos above. They need to put some drawings and yellow bulbs, me thinks.

Anyway, Outpost is a fine place.

On the other note, I'm off tomorrow for a 2 weeks holiday, and then to Jakarta for my in-law's wedding. Will update when I arrive in Jakarta!!

Thanks for still stopping by and reading my blogs despite the lack of updates -.-"" I appreciate it very much!!

Take care and have a great monday (tomorrow)!!


Blair said...

Yuuuuuuum! I love breakfast food =]

Have a safe flight and talk to you when you're in Jakarta!

Dina (XYYan) said...

I haven't had breakfast at any cafe for so long, I miss that. Looks like you did have an awesome brekky there :D. Hopefully I'll be able to check it out when I visit my bro someday :)
You're back to Jakarta again! Too bad I'm not there anymore...

*~kAy~* said...

What a neat little place! :) I've never seen ones that have their kitchen area open like that :P very interesting!
My mom would love those tulips! <3 She loves plants :P spends sooo much time gardening haha :P

Gawsh I'm a big coffee drinker! :P latte art is always a plus in my book! :p

The food looks delicious! :) Looks like they have a variety of things they serve.

Have a safe trip!!! :) Jakarta sounds like fun!!! Hope you will have time to take lots of pics to share? :p

Take care!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling after I saw your foodie pics.. everything looked yummy!

kalai said...

looks so cosey~~ and the food looks delish~~ wish i could go out from brekky or brunch.. i'm not a morning person though. if i'm not working i'm sleeping in^_^"

have a good time in Jakarta!!xx

Sarah said...

Wow!!!! Looks like a beautiful place- I'm going to Melbourne next week I might have to see if I can find it!!!!! lol but I'll probably get lost! I'm a shocker!!
oooh Hana have the most amazingggggggggggggggggg time won't you!! I'm so jealous- you are going to have a ball!! Take care and can't wait to see photos when you return!!!

Pop Champagne said...

ooh those are nice pics, love the food! the cafe itself looks really trendy, lol I love it when they make shapes from the foam haha

Mona said...

wait.. french toast and bacon??!!?!?! that's like heaven

miss you girl!

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i actually wish i could buy a pre-decorated cover.ha. save my time. but guess this way. i can put on what i like^^


RicAdeMus said...

I usually don't have breakfast, but I love eating breakfast out on weekends. It's so much nicer to be able to relax and enjoy it.

Your food looks great!

Hope you're having a great time in Jakarta.

Sarah said...

Ahhh Hana I know!!! Trust me to go to Melb when you're overseas!!!! We are just going for the weekend- do some shopping, see a few shows and a concert- I'm very excited :) But I think I'm going to freeze, the weather is looking a bit cold lol
Soooo glad you liked Munich- isn't it just GORGEOUS! LOL those beers are huge! We were real girls when we were there and got half lemonade- sooks!
Stay safe and enjoy your time :) xx

RicAdeMus said...

Welcome back! It's so nice to hear from you. =)

I visited that teacher after school until I was in high school, but we lost touch after that. I hope you have a post coming soon about your travels.

Blovet Beauty said...

oh wow, i've yet to come across a food place that has a kitchen in the centre- feels homey and comforting!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment - yeah all the letter are printed obviously on the bottle :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

I know, i prefer a better staying power. are you still in jakarta?

Catita said...

yummie!! that breakfast looks like fine cuisine!!! quite fancy for the morning, I love that!

sssdawna said...

i hope you update soon! and that's a great idea for a date : )

Toothfairy said...

Hmmmm.... that breakfast looks good! It makes me want to go to paris and have a yummy breakfast there!


RicAdeMus said...

You are on my missing person's list. I hope all is well.

*~kAy~* said...

Hi!!! :3
gawsh I've been busy with a lot of stuff lately ahha :P but I missed you! :)
How have you been? :)
Its so nice to hear from you! :)