Saturday, May 2, 2015

St Zita's, Glenhuntly (by invitation) by Obelix

We have been followers of St Zita's on Instagram for a little while now and had been admiring pics of their cafe offerings online.  So the Bureaucrat and I were excited to be invited for lunch at this relatively new addition literally next to Glenhuntly train station.

St Zita's prides itself on doing a slightly different take on traditional cafe fare.

The Bureaucrat went for something a little bit spesh - scallops for lunch.  It was quite oh la la.  They were tenderly seared scallops atop a pumpkin rosti with bacon dust (!), sweet chilli jam and avocado and lime hollandaise.  You had me at BACON DUST.  The Bureaucrat reported it was a delightful melding of sweet and savoury flavours.  Her only regret was that it didn't come with a gigantic hunk of bread for her to mop up all the sauce she was tempted to lick off the plate.

Meanwhile I opted for the Beetroot Labna.  This was off their specials board and consisted of multi grain bread, shredded beetroot, perfectly poached eggs and dollopings of ricotta and pomegranate molasses.  Once again, a lovely melding of sweet and savoury.

Being a cold drizzly kind of day, we warmed up with pots of organic tea.  Bureaucrat went Earl Grey and I tried the French Breakfast which had a touch of vanilla.

We were too full to try the sweet offerings...will definitely earmark this for next time...

St Zita's staff were warm and friendly and the cafe had a cozy vibe.

Verdict: We liked it a lot

St Zita's is a gem of a local cafe with friendly staff. They take the creature comfort of traditional brunch/cafe fare and provide their own twist.

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