Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Aunt Billie's, Blackburn by Obelix

It was a month of birthdays in our family and to celebrate collectively, we brunched at Aunt Billie's one fine Sunday morn.  Aunt Billie's was chosen by one of the birthday peeps as she often drove past this airy cafe with its al fresco seating and had been curious.  I should say up front that the birthday peeps footed the bill for this one so I don't know the exact cost of the meal suffice to say it fell within the mid range cost bracket. 

The menu was a mix of burgers and breakfast affairs.  P saw the beef burger and chips and went straight for it.  He reported it was on a brioche bun and his only reported regret was that he wished he could have had two or perhaps a larger diameter burger.  I don't believe he even got to try the French fries as Kiddo snaffled it all. 

I on the otherhand had spotted the soft shell crab burger which could not go untested.  It too came on a brioche bun with fresh slaw.  There were three generous bits of crab within.  It was naughtily greasy. 

My mum enjoyed the Aunt Billie's version of an eggs Benedict.  It came with ham hock, smashed peas, poached eggs and hollandaise.

Birthday boy had the Aunt Billie's version of a big breakfast.  Toast, eggs, a wodge of beans and mushrooms.

Birthday girl had a veggie fritter which came with poached eggs and haloumi on top.  It was very substantially sized.

Kiddo is going through a no-egg phase.  Whilst Aunt Billie's had kid's options, most of them featured eggs as afterall, we were in an all day breakfast place.  So instead, Kiddo had the soup of the day.  It was a ham hock with veggies and it came with two slices of bread.  She ate it all so I guess that's testimony enough. 

My dad had the healthiest option out of us all, a breakfast dish with mushrooms, kale and eggs.

A few of us enjoyed soy chai lattes with the lunch. 

The lovely staff at Aunt Billie's figured we were celebrating birthdays and we received two sweet offerings for each of the birthday peeps on the house.  We took these home to share along with the birthday cake.  The little cakes were divine.  One was a pistachio flavoured cupcake and the other a hazelnut meringuey type cake with chunks of caramel.  It was a kind and thoughtful gesture. 

Verdict:  We loved it. 

Aunt Billie's is pleasant cafe serving all day breakfast and other cafe type items.  It is kid friendly and service is warm and inviting with plenty of al fresco space and off street parking. 

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Laura said...

Looks great, i'll be making a bee line for that soon! It's also right near my house :D

EatAndBeMerryCrew said...

Well worth a check out +Laura ! Hope u enjoy 😀

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