Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 15, 2010: What About Food II

Our first visit to new local cafe What About Food had been reasonably successful, so at a loose end a week later we decided to go back for a second look. Things seemed to be running a bit more smoothly after a week of practice and the addition of printed menus meant we didn't have to crane our necks to read the blackboard.

Cindy went for something a little more breakfasty this time around with poached cardamom apple and pear, topped with macadamia nut crumble and served with mascarpone ($11.50).

This breakfast crumble was top-notch. It was more fruity dessert than anything particularly breakfasty, but there weren't any complaints coming from Cindy.

I went for another egg-based option, a Middle Eastern chickpea bake served with feta, poached eggs and a herb salad on rye.

These were some well-poached eggs, served with a tremendously tasty chickpea mush. The chickpeas were a little on the dry side but their soft herby goodness went really well with the runny poached egg yolks. The salad was fresh and tart, providing something to cut through the rest of the meal.

What About Food seem to have a good thing going - the place was busy, the food was prompt and well prepared and the wait stuff seemed to have everything working effectively. If they keep this up, we'll be back again and again.

Edit 28/07/11: What About Food has changed hands and is now 330 Briks.

Read about our previous visit to What About Food here.

What About Food have a website up and running at


  1. Oh gosh, I would've sworn that crumble was a risotto with peas topped with parmesan! Whoops!

    Love the sound of Michael's breakfast in particular. Runny yolk mixed into tasty chickpeas sounds heavenly!

  2. Ha! Risotto sounds alright too, though I'm not sure I'd be ready for it at breakfast. :-)

  3. I dropped in for lunch today on the strength of your posts, and I have to say, I kinda love the place. The coffee was good, the chickpea bake was fantastically tasty, the service was super-friendly, and the space is stylish but still warm. It was pretty quiet, which suited me fine - I got to linger and do a bit of study, away from the hordes that crowd the uni cafes. I think it's going to become one of my regulars.

  4. Nice, GGF! I was likewise thinking that it's a nice space to linger as well as eat while in the uni neighbourhood. :-)