Saturday, December 3, 2011

lOvely bRunch at St Ali, South Melbourne

it's a great year for me...
so glad that gotten the chance to visit Melbourne, my fav city twice within half yr !
I will Slowly Slowly blog about it... heheh...

during my 2nd visit in September, for my babe's biggie day...
she brought me to St Ali for brunch...
as we din get to make it during my May holidays...

it was located at South Melbourne...
one of the place serving best breakfast/ brunch...
but according to Eu..
it used to be nicer and better..
in term of coffee and foods...

in order to save the time and hassle...
we caught tram to Domain Interchange den went there by cab...
it does have walking distance tram stop which near Lygon Street (I supposed)

12-18, the Door number...
looks like a big garage...






big big Coffee machine to roast their own beans...
imagine whole cafe filled with the beautiful coffee aroma....
* i likey *





can custom order how you want your coffee to be...



bottle of tap water...
we both love the Owl bottle so much.. hehe
In Aussie...
on da house drinking water is given in every restaurant....
which I really love this concept very much...
nonetheless, also becuz Aussie drinks Tab Water.. whereas we don't... it costs backed in Malaysia.. hmmm...
however, several boutique cafe which operate by foreigner in Penang here do have this practise ! * likey *


we always have the same coffee...
Caffe Mocha.... *love*


OJ, Orange Juice..
to boost up a bit...
In Aussie... all the fresh squeeze fruit juice selling anywhere are without ice, without sugar and mostly no water added...


I totally can't recall what did Eu have...
even by looking at the menu...
some random Fried double egg on turkish bread with heaps of fresh spinach leaves and some special-dunno-what + bacon...
yummy, and huge portion as usual...


The Judith Bit , A$ 17
house cured sake salmon on toasted bagel with avocado feta and horseradish cream cheese...

it's so yum.. can see how generous they gave the smoked salmon.. it's fresh (no frozen yulky type), thick and alot !

two of my all time fav top choice breaky/ brunch... must be Porridge (which is cooked oats / muesli / granola with yogurt and fruits + nuts ) or Smoked Salmon Bagel with fetta and cream cheese...

when we first entered the shop,
we thought we Must order some desserts for after meal...
we din at last, as had rily hard time to clear our breaky as much as possible..
what I can do is to snap some pics of those lovely pastries and say bye bye to them...






get to online purchase their freshly roasted coffee beans from their website..



we so missed our old time to walk through the valley, explore new cafes...
spent hrs in a random cafe...
sipping a cuppa while talking on random topics...
my wish is to at least catch up with her once a year... 
from spending hrs in a day together cut down to few hrs in year very humble d mah....
love you, hun...
xoxo




ST ALI since 99
12-18 yarra place south melbourne VIC 3205
no# (03) 9686 2990


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

China House aka KopiCine

last 2 week, mrStewpig backed from Sin-land for his bday~ ^^
as usual, we went explore new cafe like we used to be...  *weeEeee~

KopiCine, previously situated behind Kuan Yin Temple *click here 
has relocated to new place since months ago...
155 Beach Street, further down a bit from Bomba...
the property now named as China House / Kopi C

the new place is WAY bigger !
2 Super-Long old house combined together...
snapped some photos to show how-LONG is this house...
super long house divided into few sessions
we super-lOve this place !

China House is air-conditioned...
I always complaint the old-KopiCine was bit hot...  :P
credit to this !!


the front part are dining place, to the right (another house) is for dinner, more formal...
at the center, they placed a nice big table for pastries...  :)



I supposed they have added more options on the menu...
as I been a while never dine in at KopiCine so I have no idea how their menu looks like before relocated... 




happee Saturday Brunch with my bie~


and bestie, Yc   :)


so sad that I din get to try their Home Made Ice Cream...
from previous 1 flavour - Gula Melaka to now more than 15 flavours !
Yc tried the Eggnoc before, said Super-Nice !!!
but not cheap !


my fav juice !!
I used to have this almost everyday during my study time in Aussie  ^^
best for Detox, by adding 2 small pieces of Ginger to 'koo hong' ~   
*thumbs up

Pineapple, Ginger & Lime Juice , rm10

I always tell my frens, their Tiramisu taste very likely the Tiramisu from Alexis...

multi-layer Tiramisu, with Sugar coasted Almonds on top



ah Kim's fav Quiche !!
and now I made this as fav for mrStewpig too !!
click here for more info about Quiche ~


I can't recall what's the name / ingredients of this Quiche...
something like Salami with Onion~
yum~



 Breakfast Wrap of Omellette, Semi-dried Tomatoes, Eggplant Jam and Rocket ,rm 16
so me ! hahaha... and I'm glad that I ordered this !!!
I love it to bits !!
the eggplant is so juicy !!! the tortilla wrapping a thin slice of omellette and stuffed with grilled veggie !
healthy i likey~


Ginger Bud Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Chicken Breast
I love this..
reckon the spaghetti noodles texture taste like laksa noodles..
the pesto tastes like laksa too ! maybe caused by the laksa flower...


we were sitting there for quite a while..
to hope that our foods could digest a bit...
so have some room for the homemade Ice Cream...

who knows, suddenly the lady ang mor boss, gave us 3 little pieces of Double Choc Brownie which is just hot from Oven for FREE !!!
so nice !!!

it's so rich ! with some nuts too...
chocolate lover sure love it very much !!



after dessert,
we made a move to tour around the big house !

walk further in from the dining place, surrounded by book selves with books and magazines for customers...
next to it is a lounge for Wine...
not sure if it's ready to serve customer yet...


den another long dining table with sunlight...
good seat for gathering~




Kua Cheong Part:-

it's like crossing a wall to another world...
there's a Big Pond in the house !! can imagine??
same-one-house



some nice garden tables and chairs around pond area...





 after the open area...
we go in to another LOUNGE...
and this is where we love the mOst !!!
still under renovation... probably open for public in Nov / Dec ~
so looking forward   *grrrr


all different chairs, tools and tables...




we snap snap some photos first before it starts business...
hehehe   :P



spotted the Menu-Mirror they used to place at the entrance of the old-KopiCine




my boyfriend's girlfriend...


antique piano~


happee woopee brunch session~
hope I can cel my burfday at this new lounge !!
please open fast !!!!


beside all these, there's a gallery on the upper floor, I didn't go up, but knowing there are some art works displaying for selling...
I should have another post bout here soon... 
cheers, xoxo