Sunday, March 25, 2012

1000 £ Bend

March 18, 2012
We ate 1000 £ Bend's saganaki burger for breakfast on a Sunday with no real justification. It was not a 2pm 'breakfast'. We were not hungover. There was no shortage of more breakfast-appropriate items on the menu (avocado on toast, granola, toasted sandwiches). We just felt like it, and we loved it.

The saganaki was ridiculously salty, with that parmesan-flavoured crust that seems to set it apart from haloumi. There was plenty of salad and two excellent condiments. It was all wrapped up in the finest burger bun I might ever have eaten - it had the light crumb of brioche but wasn't as rich, was more substantial that the typical fast-food fairy floss version and capable of supporting fillings and sauces without turning to mush. It was a superlative burger and, washed down with a bottle of orange juice, a damn great breakfast.
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For another veg perspective, check out easy as vegan pie. Reviews of 1000 £ Bend have been quite the mix of positivity, (Sweet and Sour Fork, Milk, Chai & Honey, Mandy and Adam, bean there, read that, The Very Very Hungry Caterpillar, Gastrology, new international students), ambivalence (The misadventures of MissC, eat, drink, stagger, My Food Odyssey), and negativity (Brunch Addict).
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1000 £ Bend
361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne
veg breakfasts and burgers $5.50-12.50
http://thousandpoundbend.com.au/

Accessibility: This is a warehouse space with a very wide, flat doorway that would have previously served as a driveway. The interior is spacious but the table spacing is variable. Ordering and payment takes place at a high bar. Toilets are unisex with a flat entry and are quite narrow.

6 comments:

  1. thanks for the link. I did have a good time at 1000 pound and mad mex. when will you visit Realfoods? am dying to see what you think.

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    1. You're welcome. I've shifted the link to the positive section - I think I initially skimmed and misread your post, thought you said the coffee was burnt (which you didn't!).

      I actually visited Realfoods with a couple of student friends last month! I ordered badly, ended up with exactly the same pie I can buy from the Unimelb co-op (which is nice, just not interesting). What would you recommend I order next time?

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  2. the salads, main meals and the cakes. very yummy. and there is a cooking class at night on the 17/4/2012

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  3. can you come to the cooking class? its at realfoods and is from 6pm-8:30pm on 17/4/2012

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    1. We won't be able to make it, I'm sorry. Hope it's fun!

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