Sunday, 17 January 2010

Tin Pot Cafe

Tin Pot Cafe 1

Tin Pot is a bit of an old faithful - not my most favourite place but always there and always with an extensive breakfast menu. Service is always friendly but a bit hit and miss with remembering things or meals coming out together. This most recent visit was odd because there were plenty of tables when we arrived but we had to stand around for ten minutes while they cleared off a particular table for us. Don't get me wrong, it was a good table but it would have been easier for everyone to let us sit somewhere else.

So, combine odd loitering in the doorway with screaming children and a strange all-white renovation, it was a very strange start to breakfast.

Tin Pot Cafe 3

I went with the vego beans - they were good but fairly one note and when I got a bit of feta in a mouthful, it totally changed the whole meal. Overall, it needed a nice squeeze of lemon but it appears that there is some sort of lemon crisis happening in Melbourne at the moment. So, good beans but not a patch on the Tre Espresso beans.

Tin Pot Cafe 2

Es went with porridge with banana and, despite the "NO CHANGES TO DISHES" claim at the top of the menu, she was able to sub the maple syrup for brown sugar. I tasted it and it was good. Esther said that it was nice and creamy and not too sticky or stodgy. High praise indeed.

J&D had various things that I can't remember now so . . .

Tin Pot - nice, reliable, needs more lemon.

Tin Pot Cafe
248-250 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
(03) 9481 5312‎


nixwilliams said...

my meal!

geek anachronism said...

All the lemons I'm seeing in Melbourne are these oddly perfect looking ones from the US. Before Christmas I got a couple from someone with a tree and the difference is incredible - I miss real lemons!

thebooklender said...

i can't for the life of me remember what i had. sorry. hope you're feeling better!

s-j said...

@geek anachronism - yeah, the ongoing lemon issue is weird. I've finally revived my sad and dismal lemon tree so I might have proper tasting lemons next year! *crosses fingers*