It seems all I blog about these days is where I got my last serving of eggs. Haaaardly something you can blame me for given all the bangin’ brunch spots in town. We sure are spoilt!
Bricks and Stones was my bacon destination last weekend, just across the road from Unley Shopping Centre. Rushing through the doors with a ravenous stomach to feed, I was instantly impressed with the spacious layout and relaxed vibe of the joint. Certainly not uncomfortably cramped like many sardine-packed cafés. This is a place you can go and relax – sipping a coffee and perusing the paper.
Wooden tables, colourful metal chairs and walls adorned with artwork and blackboards gave the place a pleasant modern touch. Plenty of bricks and stones of course, because the name doesn’t lie folks.
Settling into a table against the wall we decided to do that annoying thing couples do where both people sit on the bench seat side and look out on the café as if waiting for friends to arrive. No double dates here sorry, just a stalemate for who gets the comfy bench seat.
Like the cast of Magic Mike, the menu had plenty of appealing items that peaked my interest. After ogling for an extended period (also behaviour conjured by Magic Mike) I ordered the poached eggs, smashed peas, mint, preserved lemon, bacon, goats fetta and dukkah on sourdough. The plate was a winner with the bacon niiiiice and crispy, the eggs runny and the goat’s fetta giving it an extra punch of flavour. I thought the dukkah could have been a bit more prominent on the dish but apart from that… I was diggin’.
Boyfriend went with the assorted market mushrooms, spinach, spiced tahini yoghurt, goat’s fetta, dukkah and fresh enoki on rye bread with the addition of an egg on top. Rave reviews for this one too with a nice balance of flavours and a generous pile of mushies. One of those fresh dishes that leaves you satisfied but not too weighed down after the last bite.
As a non-coffee goer, nothing washes down breaky better than a freshly squeezed juice. Their juice special was the ‘Refresher’ with watermelon, apple, pineapple, orange and mint. The name pulled through with the goods as it certainly was a refreshing drop.
The service also had me impressed with friendly and attentive staff at the ready.
Given that this cafe is only a 5 minute walk from my abode I have no idea why it took me so long to give this place a crack. But rest assured… I’ll be back.
Until next time.. That’s what she said.