Sunday, September 13, 2009

Seven Seeds


I think I must be the last Melbourne foodblogger to visit Seven Seeds...

Seven Seeds
114 Berkeley St
Carlton, VIC 3053
Ph: (03) 9347-8664
Website
Open Monday to Saturday 7am-5pm and Sunday 8:00am-4pm. (& pub. holidays)


We decided to finally visit Seven Seeds today, after finding that Tofu Shop is unfortunately closed on Sundays. It's on a nondescript street off Queensberry st, right behind the new (and hideous!) Economics and Commerce building at Melbourne uni. Given the warehouse vibe and obsessive focus on coffee, it comes as no surprise that Seven Seeds is run by the same crew who brought you St. Ali.


When we arrived at 2pm on a Sunday, there were some tables free, but lots of people were lining up for takeaways. (It's table service if you're eating in).


Funky red light skirt thingo.

As we sat at our table, smelling the gorgeous aroma of the coffee, I couldn't help but wish that this place had been here back when I was at uni! Doing Arts/Commerce. *Sigh* Which reminds me of a song! "I wish I could go back to college", from my other favourite musical, Avenue Q...


I wish I could go back to college.
Life was so simple back then.
What would I give to go back and live in a dorm with a meal plan again!

But if I were to go back to college,
Think what a loser I'd be-
I'd walk through the quad,
And think "Oh my God...
...These kids are so much younger than me."

So true. Avenue Q rocks. And for your amusement, here's a link to the Broadway version. I also found a Swedish version, here! It's called Jag längtar tillbaka till college. (Duncan please correct me if I spelled that wrong!)

Anyhoo... onto the food.
We both ordered lattes, which were as creamy and strong and delicious as you'd expect. Next time I'll try one of those funky Clover coffees.

The menu is a bit more limited than at St. Ali, mainly consisting of pastries, breakfasts (toast, muesli, French toast), and toasted sandwiches. The sandwiches come on super-thick grainy bread and are incredibly filling. Just half a sandwich would have been enough for me. Would it be too embarrassingly T.A. to order one to share?

Toasted sandwich with fontina, sardines and onion relish - $10.50

I liked the salad that came with it too - a very astringently dressed cabbage and parsley salad.
Toasted sandwich with ham and Gruyère cheese - $10.50


After lunch, I tweeted that I was at Seven Seeds... and who should come up and say hi but Jackie! Hehe, I knew we'd run into another Melbourne foodblogger there!

Great lunch. I'll be bringing my foodie (non-foodblogger) friends here in future to impress them with my knowledge of funky coffee places.

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3 comments:

cltyw said...

i almost head there this morning for breakky 2 after reading quite a few blogs on the place! but decided to save some $ and had it at home but manage to go Tutto Bene(thanks for introducing to me!) for some really nice risotto :)

Daniel said...

I must be one of the very few caffeine addicts in Melbourne who thinks that the coffee at Seven Seeds is overrated.

It's kind of weird because their sister store, Brother Buba Budan, does very good coffee.

Duncan | syrupandtang said...

The character of Seven Seeds's coffee is certainly more interesting than that of the run of the mill, but having drunk coffee there twice with the aforementioned Daniel, I agree it's certainly not earth-shatteringly good!

And Sarah, your Swedish is lovely:)