Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coffee at Kere Kere

Kere Kere is a coffee cart at Melbourne Uni. They are a not for profit cart, meaning that you donate money to charity. You are given a card when you order and you place the card in the box. It is just like Kinfolk. They don't do a whole lot of food, just coffees. But they do have

It was busy on this rainy day when I was there ordering takeaway coffee.

I had the picoolo latte. It was $3. They use Espresso Syndicate beans. Here their coffee was nice, but no artwork.

Grilld @Degraves st

You have to either like it or hate it. And for me I didn't like it at all.
Here this place is hidden in a laneway.
It has a lovely courtyard but that is the only thing about it. Oh and the giving the beer bottle tops to charity.
Other than that no.

I went in here with Noobie. It was a really hot day and I had the buy one get one free offer for the burgers. Whilst it was used the guy that worked there, didn't seem all too friendly. He was a uni student.

It was a bit on the quiet side, which suggests that something is wrong. It is really more of a fast food place with uni students working there.

Here's what we ordered:
1 Sweet Chilli chicken burger ($9.90). noobie didn't seem all that happy with it and I agree with her. Although I didn't try this, it did look a bit dry and overcooked.
1 Veggie Delight burger ($10.50). Again this was dry and really bland. More sauce could have been used.
But what saved the day was the chips ($3.30) and the mayonaise ($0.70). They were nicely done and flavoursome. Yum yum.
We also had our own drinks which were allowed.

I probably don't mind trying the Grilld in Melbourne Central, but I probably won't come here again. Not if someone paid me to.
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The Premises

The Premises is one of Melbourne's best kept coffee secrets, right on one of Kensington's busy streets, across the road from the railway station.
I visited on a hot Saturday morning when my local cold drip coffee shop was not opened. Lately I love cold drip coffee.
It was really packed full of people, which is great. It was a great vibe. It was really hard to get a table.
Staff were really friendly. The lady always remembered to ask how everything went.
I had a pour over ($5) and a plate of toast ($5.50). Here I was inspired by their homemade jam and they did not disappoint.
The coffee (Kinyovu blend) was really nice. It had that fruity, sharp, acidic taste to it.
I think I might just come back with Noobie and I recommend that all visitors try out this place.

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Chef Lagenda

This is a Malaysian/Chinese restaurant in Newmarket, next door to Laksa King. Here they do equally as cheap food as Laksa King, but not as good.
This place wasn't packed as Laksa King when A and I visited. We visited at 12pm on a Sunday.
The place smelt like roast duck. Yum. But I didn't feel like it.
Instead I had the mee goreng ($8.80) and Green tea with Mango ($3.80). A had Prawn dumpling in soup with noodles and a Sprite. A seemed to like the Prawn dumpling in soup and it looked really nice.
I liked the mee goreng for its wok hei. But I would have liked a lot more chilli in this.
The green tea drink was a little bit powdered but it was nice and refreshing.

 Next time when I return I'll have to try out their roast duck and chicken as someone told me that this is the best in the area
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$1.95 Taco tuesdays

There is $1.95 TACO Tuesdays on every Tuesday at Salsa's in Melbourne central. This is not bad for a small taco, although I probably wouldn't eat them everyday. They normally are $3.60 per taco. But this is a promotion.
Their taco was a bit cold, but nice.
I would love to try out their other food though.

Fatto A Mano

I went to this place to have breakfast having been inspired by the review in the Age Cheap eats guide. A few bloggers such as Here's the veg wrote about it and they really enjoyed the place. It is like RUSU realfoods in that they are vegan, gluten free and accept cash only.
It was small to begin with, but it was busy, which was a good sign. It is a clean little bakery doing coffees, breads, pizzas and pies. They do organic fairtrade coffees and food.
There isn't much seating so most people got takeaway.
But this place is as cheap as. $4 for a big pizza slice which was vegan and yummy. Heavenly.
The mocha ($3.50) was big and delish. Not too much coffee in there which I like. I also ordered another one of their goodies and that is a little energy ball. Yum.

I do have to agree with some of the other bloggers and reviewers about this place. Can't wait to come back here and try it with Big Fil.
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