Monday, October 22, 2018

Rumour Mill, Croydon by Bureaucrat

Having been smitten with the quaint McAdam Square shopping village in Croydon, we decided to go back there to check out another cafe.  Earlier this year, we brunched at the beautifully verdant Scented Garden Cafe.  This time around, we decided to try the Rumour Mill, whose menu is geared towards those with dietary requirements (e.g., raw, organic, vegetarian, gluten, dairy, vegan needs).

This is quite a big cafe, with seats outside the pavement and lots of room to push a pram through on the inside.  I really liked the range of dishes on the menu, which included breakfast Bento boxes, Mexican inspired salads, to middle Eastern green shashuka eggs. 

Rumour Mill, Croydon, mushroom ragu and polenta
Mixing things up a bit, the Lawyer and I decided to pick dishes that we normally wouldn't choose.  Uncharacteristically, the Lawyer went for the lovely mushroom ragu with soft polenta.  This was served with puffed amaranth, pine nuts, poached egg and parmesan crisp.  This plate of gorgeously golden polenta with the deep flavoured mushrooms impressed him.  Warm and nourishing.  

Rumour Mill, Croydon, warm lamb salad
Feeling the need for protein, I went for one of the specials.  A slow-cooked lamb salad.  There were a goodly amount of tender lamb, which was served with a quinoa and rocket salad and roasted beets and fresh herbs.  This was quite hearty and filling. 

Rumour Mill, Croydon, lemon tart
Maybe because I was feeling very hungry, the food felt like it took a wee long to come out.  So much so, that I felt the need to order dessert because that would be served quickly (the Rumour Mill has an amazing range of house-made organic cakes and pastries).  The lemon tart was deliciously smooth and tart.  Loved the buttery pastry too.  I had wolfed half of this down before my main dish came out.

Rumour Mill, Croydon, chai
We also got a couple of soy chai lattes.

Rumour Mill, Croydon


We loved it
We loved it.
Mid value
Mid value.


Loved the food and the relaxed vibe at the Rumour Mill.  Loved the menu options too.

Find it at

Rumour Mill
22 McAdam Square
Croydon VIC 3136
Phone: (03) 9725 9361

Rumour Mill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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