My bro and I have gotten into the habit of embarking on little outings on Sunday afternoons - shopping, restaurants for lunch, that sort of thing - and last week we decided to head to Acland St, an visited an old favourite of ours, Leroy Espresso.
191 Acland St
St Kilda VIC
(03) 9525 5166
Hehe, love it! Wish I could have had a sign like that at my previous jobs.
Leroy Espresso offers friendly service, great coffee and yummy food. I am soo not, never have been, trendy/hippy/alternative/bohemian/cool enough for the St Kilda crowd, but I find Leroy to be refreshingly attitude-free. It used to be my family's regular haunt for weekend breakfasts about 4 years back, but we seemed to have stopped visiting after a while - I suppose it's because our conflicting work schedules made it increasingly difficult to organise family fun time, and St Kilda is a fair while away from our neck of the woods. I am happy to report it was just as good as I remembered.
Latte! Check out the superdense foam... I think it was $3??
My bro Dan ordered the Spag Bol - "It tastes like the 70's". Price forgotten.
Chicken burger for me, with juicy marinated chicken pieces, sundried tomatoes, avocado, lettuce and aioli, on crispy crispy bread. And fries! $13.50
And because too much is never enough, after hitting a few shops, we ended up at San Churro's for (duh) churros and chocolate.
Chocolateria San Churro
143 Acland St
St Kilda VIC 3182
(03) 9534 9819
Classic Spanish Hot Chocolate (approx $5.50??) - dark and not too thick. I love the bulbous round mugs; it makes you feel like you're worshipping the gods of chocolate as you drink.
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Churros with milk chocolate - crispy donuts with an insaaanely good melted milk chocolate dipping sauce.
Affogato - espresso shot over a scoop of white chocolate ice-cream. This was Su's order, not mine, but she said it was fantastic.
Pretty latte swirl
I'm sorry for being a total ditz about the prices - I'm guessing that the coffee was about $3, the churros would have been about $9, and the affogato around $4~5 but I can't remember exactly.
Happy, super-full, and sugar-satiated, we made the long drive back to the eastern suburbs, all vowing that we'd be living on salads and fruit for the next week. Hah!