Friday, March 30, 2007

March 29, 2007: Gertrude Street Grub - Radio Bar & Cafe

The only downside to swanning about town on Wednesday night is that lack of leftovers for Thursday lunch. Still, it's the excuse I need to run down another Gertrude Street lunch review. Today's lucky venue was Radio, a cosy bar almost directly across from work. I've not been there for an evening out, but the Kirin on tap and the old soul, reggae or funk tunes that are always spinning on the record player make me think it would be a nice place for some post-work drinks.

During the day they do a bit of food and some very nice Brazilian coffee. The food menu is pretty limited: cereal, muesli or toasties for breakfast and a selection of about 5 baguettes for lunch. The $6 baguettes all come with rocket, tomato, avocado, swiss cheese, a divine homemade mayonaise and your choice of 'meat'. The only vegetarian option is grilled eggplant, but it works pretty well with the rest of the fillings, so I was fairly content. The baguettes are fresh and crunchy and all the fillings are great, but it's really all about the mayo - it could make any sandwich a winner.

Update: Things have changed a little at Radio since this review. They've added a selection of outstanding pizzas to the lunch menu, a daily soup special and they've broadened out the brekkie options. Everything's a little more expensive, but it's still my favourite lunch place up my end of Gertrude.

Address: 79 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Ph: 9417 4723
Price: Baguettes $6, Breakfast $3-$6

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