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Yellow Bird Cafe

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This funky looking cafe is situated on the infamous Chapel St in Windsor. This place is not the typical cafe that I was searching for, but as I went on Urbanspoon to find something different, this popped up with a pretty good rating so my partner and I thought we’d give it a go!

The interior reminds me more of a bar than a cafe, with little booths on the side and a strange design, I felt like I wasn’t to expect too much from this place. I was however proven wrong.

My partner ordered the Maple waffles and I ordered the Death Benedict.

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The Death Benedict came out and was not what I thought it would look like. Containing 3 hash browns, topped with bacon, two poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce, I thought it would look more threatening (and fattening) than that! In saying that though, I thought the dish was lovely! Although there were barely any greens on the plate, I can never pass up hash browns and bacon! As unhealthy as it sounds, I’m sure I’ve had a lot worse for brunch so this was actually quite nice!

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I only got to try a little bit of my partners Maple Waffles but my were they delicious! The waffles were nice and crunchy and everything on the plate seemed to gel so well together! Perfect sweet treat for brunch.

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Lemon Middle and Orange

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Lemon Middle and Orange

http://www.lemonmiddleandorange.com

Funky looking cafe with a wooden fit out. I love the look of it! It’s tucked away behind the Porsche dealership off Victoria street. The first time we came here, we actually arrived quite early in the morning. It was quite quiet in the cafe but it was actually really nice that it wasn’t all hustle and bustle.

We ordered our usual coffees and then pondered over the menu. I ended up ordering the croquettes of the day and my partner ordered the Waffles.

I loved the croquettes and I think they were a perfect size for brunch. To tell you the truth, I can’t remember what flavour the croquettes were. We went there a while ago and the flavours of the croquettes change each time we go. But I know I loved them none the less.

My partner fell in love with the waffles. He thought all the flavours went well together and he especially loved the crispy bacon on top. It was just the right crispiness!

We have been here twice already and are willing to come back again and again. I actually really loved my soy mocha the last time we went so I want to go back for more!
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Nieuw Amsterdam

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Nieuw Amsterdam

http://www.nieuwamsterdam.com.au

I had only recently heard of this place from looking it up on Broadsheet. This restaurant has been newly opened in the last 6 months or so. Tucked away down Hardware St (opposite Hardware Lane) this place has a bar area downstairs with the restaurant upstairs. We were greeted with a very nice waiter who showed us to our seats and explained the menu to us. We ended up ordering the Pork Trotter and Ham Hock Nuggets, Chicken Waffles, New York Clam Chowder and the Southern Style Pork Belly Chops… oh and we also got a free Smokey Beef Brisket.

The entree styled dishes (nuggets and waffles) were delicious. Perfectly portion sizes. The nuggets were lovely and crunchy on the outside and nice and juicy on the inside. The Waffles were lovely! The pate that was on the waffles was so silky, smooth and rich.. but so good! I loved the extra texture of the crispy chicken skin on the top as well! Topped it off!

The Clam Chowder, to tell you the truth it didn’t look like a clam chowder at all. Having been to San Francisco before and having seen what a clam chowder should be, this looked nothing like it… although it does say it is a ‘New York’ Clam Chowder and I’ve never really had a clam chowder in New York before so I suppose this is what it might look like :p Anyway.. enough of my rambling, this Clam Chowder was SO GOOD! I’m salivating just thinking about it now! The creamy texture of the sauce was to die for! It complimented all the vegetables and meat/clams in it. It was so flavoursome!

The Pork Belly was melting in the mouth! It was that good! It was so soft and tender and the portion size was quite generous as well. We ended the meal off with a free dish (the waiters got our order wrong twice and gave us one of the incorrect orders) the Beef Brisket. Even though we didn’t order this the beef was lovely and tender and cooked to perfection. The sauce and the vegetables went hand in hand and were extremely enjoyable.

All in all, this place, even though they did get our order wrong a few times, they made up for it by giving us a free dish. All of the dishes that we tried were absolutely delicious and the service at this place was excellent. I would definitely come back again and try something else. Maybe one night when I’m feeling peckish after a big night out.. They do open until quite late I’ve heard… who’s up for a late night snack?? 😉

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