Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bread & Circus

Hello :) This Tuesday morning I had brunch at Bread & Circus, a wholefood canteen I have been meaning to check out for some time now! I went with Adrian, which seemed suitable, considering it was his birthday. Happy Birthday A! It's in Alexandria, which I thought might prove difficult without a car, but a simple 15 minute walk from Newtown and there you are.

To drink, I had genmaicha, a roasted brown rice and green tea. It had a lovely unique flavour, and the teapot and cup were just gorgeous.
I also had the foxy winter porridge which used pre-soaked organic oats with vanilla, cinnamon cardamon hazelnuts, organic coconut milk, pear and agave. This was a really nourishing bowl, the creamy oats with shredded coconut throughout and sprinkle of granola on top. The pear was a lovely addition, as was the fresh mint. Extra points for being dairy free too.
Adrian chose the pancakes made from pre-soaked buckwheat, black quinoa, coconut and rapadura with a maple-orange gloss and biodynamic yoghurt. Impressive. I might have sneaked a bite of the pancakes- and they were really yummy. He also had a hot chocolate, but thought it was quite rich- like drinking pure milk chocolate.
The set out of the place was great, you feel so comfortable surrounded by long tables, fresh flowers, plates of cutlery- it has a really nice atmosphere. We leisurely read the paper (the 9 letter today was overtaken, for anyone wondering), and it was just a relaxed and easy way to spend a morning :)

The only downside of the place was they don't serve coffee, but it's very conveniently located in the same vicinity as Don Campos, which makes an excellent cup. So no complaints there.

Have you been to Bread & Circus, or any other great places around the area? What should be next on my list?! I'm thinking The Grounds, which is close by.

Hannah x

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  1. Ohh this looks lovely! Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal to have out. I can't wait until places like this start popping up everywhere. xx

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    1. Thanks :) Yep, I love eating brekky out too- especially when they have such interesting and delicious options :) x

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  2. I'm glad you found an excuse to finally go ;)

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    1. Yes!! We must go together soon though, you'd love it! So many tea choices :) x

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  3. bread and circus is actually my favourite place in the whole world!! i went so much last semester because it's so close to my uni.. mmm the salad plates are so delicious, and I love the coconuts and the berry banana smoothie. The foxy porridge is the best breakfast option! although the morning jumble is also good, and extremely filling. yum yum yum! xxx

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    1. ahhh yes, it really is the best! The winter porridge was amazing...I really want to copy it! Nice seeing you there today as well :) :) I was very happy with my sandwich, soo good xx

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  4. This looks fantastic and so wholesome! The porridge definitely had me drooling a little. ;)

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    1. Thanks, the porridge was really good :)

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  5. omg both the porridge & pancakes sound divine. I love cafes that do healthy twists on traditional dishes. What a gem.
    Heidi xo

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