You know that moment when you find out your local café is awesome…yeah this was that moment.
After moving to Northcote, I have been overwhelmed with great dining options. Red Door Corner Store was one of these.
While moving in I hadn’t really had the chance to go to many cafes and restaurants so when a girlfriend stayed over after a very unexpected night out, I jumped at the opportunity to give Red Door Corner Store a chance.
(The Thursday night that preceded our visit to Red Door Corner Store, I was at work planning to head to the gym on my way home and spend a quiet night in. This however took an unexpected turn when a girlfriend messaged “Drinks at Charlie’s Bar?”…Well I was sold. I will share our adventures from that night in my next post….In my new attempt to be honest with you all I might even tell you about my unexplained ability to accidently ‘like’ awkward things on Facebook. Although you might think I’m making it up, they really are that awkward. )
Anyway, I digress.
So there we are, Friday morning and I had nothing in my house to eat due to only being in my place a few days. Red Door Corner Store was open and only a sleepy stumble away.
I was a very happy café goer as I walked in. It has a lovely relaxed cozy atmosphere. Wooden tables and white walls are accented with steel water jugs and cute sugar holders. Baking trays are hung on the walls, making it feel like your grandmothers’ baking isn’t too far away and service was given with a smile.
Our coffee’s came quickly. My soy cappuccino ($3.50) could have been a bit stronger, but had a lovely taste.
We got down to the menu. It is a lovely breakfast menu with a little bit of a twist. It included Bircher trifle, breakfasts tarts, Coconut Crumpets with creamed rooftop honey, berry jam and Mytleford butter and Grilled Semolina with mushrooms, lemon thyme, spinich, tallegio, poached egg and parmesan curls. I ordered the Breakfast Roll, which was filled with egg, bacon, avocado, rocket, aioli and tomato kasundi ($12).
This was really delicious. While the egg and the bacon were fried, the fresh avocado, rocket and tomato kasundi balanced it perfectly. These sorts of rolls can often feel heavy and oily, but this was fresh and flavoursome. It was also the perfect size for brunch.
My friend ordered the chicken sandwich of the day, which came with a small bowl of bean salad on the side. She said it was fantastic. The chicken was really good quality and the mango chutney matched it perfectly.