Friday, December 23, 2011

$2.90 coffee deal at RJs sandwich works in QV

RJ's sandwich works is a sandwich store in QV. They also have one in Melbourne Central, but I am yet to go there and visit.
Although their main focus is on sandwiches, they do coffees. All of their hot drinks is $2.90 and it come with a free mini muffin. I had that coffee deal.








They also have other coffee and lunchtime specials and they sell baked potatoes.
Since this is in the food court, there is no seating anywhere.
The ladies there were a little hostile and I was surprised to see that their shop was quiet given the fact that I got there around morning tea time. In fact I was the only one there.
I did ask for a couple of sugars for my coffee but they must have forgot, because when I tried it it wasn't as sweet as I would have liked.
The mini muffin was good and the coffee was a tad too bitter and a bit strong. And it was so hot that it almost burnt my hand on the walk back to the office. They didn't have any serviettes anywhere for me take to make sure that I don't burn my hand.
All in all I'd like to try their sandwiches and not so much coffee. This isn't the best coffee place in Melbourne

Coffee at Sunny's bakery

Sunny's bakery is a small little Vietnamese bakery in Smith st, Fitzroy. Because it is so small it is mainly a takeaway place.
But here their coffees are really cheap; $2.50 for small, $3 for a medium and $4 for a large cup of coffee. But this wasn't the best coffee that I have had. Their coffee is from Beraldo, not known for best coffee.
I had a long black.
They have a huge selection of rolls. They have about 13 different varieties on the menu from pork to salad and egg. Their prices were between $4-$6 which is not bad for a student since they were huge and filling. I got to admit though the price was good, the vegies were not as fresh as they should be and the carrot didn't have enough vingar to it to make it strong and pickly like vietnamese cucumber.
The only thing being a letdown was the dragon ladies behind the counter saying no pictures. But I managed to sneak in all my pictures.






Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lentil as anything- pay as you go









I visited the Lentil as anything in Abbotsford.This is the second outlet in Melbourne and it is right next to the Abbotsford Convent and next to the Convent bakery.
Here it has a very homely feeling.This place is run by volunteers who all love to cook vegetarian food. It has some wood tables to give it that warm feeling. There are childrens games as well as books to keep the kids occupied. Michael and Cindy from Where's the beef visited the one in St Kilda but they are yet to visit the one in here.
The toilets are out the back.
It is open seven days a week from 9am-9pm and you can catch the 200, 201 and 207 bus from the city to here. Or you can ride your bike here. This place is very dog friendly. They have outdoor seating which you can see the lovely scenery on a nice day.










They have an array of vegan meals there that you can choose from and it is a buffet. You grab a plate and you take from whatever they have. They have a few mains, a salad, an entree and a dessert. The menu changes all the time. All the food is vegetarian You pay whatever you feel like paying as it is a not for profit place. So today I only paid $5 for some yummy food and some tea. All the food filled me up.
I loved the noodles, the salad everything as it was really fresh. The noodles were really tasty
At the end of the meal you pay by donation in the donation box. Also they were selling their cookbook for $54.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Noodle Kingdom

My friend and I visited here last Friday night just as a get together. We were in the mood for some cheap dumplings and I felt like going to Noodle Kingdom. There are a few branches in Melbourne. It started off in Box Hill. I visited the one in Box Hill and the city one is just like it except Box Hill is bigger and much cleaner. And their toilets are not up some dingy flight of stairs like the city one is.

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Here you can see the guy working; roasting the ducks on site. Also the menus are displayed on the window for all to see.
Here they have special dumpling meals. We wanted to share everything so we ordered four big plates to share






 
Some of the staff wore trackpants which suggested un proffesionalism. The guy basically slapped down our plates in front of us. They all came in one go, which suggests that they wanted us out of there asap.

Noodles ($11) this was our least favourite. They are supposed to be specialising in noodles but these came in all different shapes and sizes. It was all thrown in together.

 
Pork dumplings ($4)

 
Veggie Buns ($4.50) we didn't like this much. I found that the skin was way too thick and it didn't have a lot of vegetables in there.

Veggie Puffs ($13). I loved them. The skin was really nice and these were filling


 
All in all I might just come back here with Fil and my friends. All the meals are huge for you pay for. In the end, although the service wasn't up to scratch, it was a good night out for some dumplings.

Papa Roti

Papa Roti is a Malaysian place in the city selling coffees and desserts.They sell organic coffees and ice cream. They are also an internet cafe.
Initially I thought that they would sell roti bread, hence the name. But they didn't. Instead they sold these buns which are sweet with a hint of coffee for $2.20. It was nice but crumbly up the top.
I shall be back with more stuff.



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