Some runners after Sunday long runs swear by chocolate milk, protein shakes or recovery bars. What do I do? I go brunching.
Lorie and I ventured out to About Life in Cammeray for our 1 year anniversary. Its a blended wholefoods grocer and cafe that sits on the north side of Miller street.
Menu is fairly narrow, ranges $12-19 mains and has a variety of healthy options (egg variations, crazy smoothies, quinoa dishes).
Superfood omelette – smoked salmon and kale – $15.50
Blackboard special but not special at all. Serving was generous, just the right amount of seasoning. Product quality is good but let’s be honest, it’s a DIY effort. Mistaken order and stomach space is wasted on this adventure.
Paleo Breakfast with sweet potato frittata/hash and poached eggs – $15.90
Dish of the day in a one horse race. +1 is no paleo but she loves hash based on memories of McDonald’s hash browns. I got the classic food envy watching her bury her face in the sweet potato. I loved the crunchy texture of the hash which is a good balance to the oozing egg yolk.
Biggest gripe was smoothies with over 10 ingredients and prices that made my eyes bleed. Charging $16.50 for a ‘superfood’ smoothie is like asking me to give up running – not going to happen.
Scoring is positive:
Food (♦♦♦♦) – relatively innovative, wholefoods focused menu
Value (♦♦♦) – some items up to $19, serving size fairly generous. Smoothie prices fail
Other (♦♦♦) – crappy main street exposure, limited and cramped seating, noisy
Overall (♦♦♦♦) – suspiciously healthy but I suppose that’s the core customer target.
Will I be returning?
Happy to return occasionally for other specials.