Lonsdale Street Roasters
3/7 Lonsdale St
Braddon ACT 2612
Ph: (02) 6156 0975
Next up on our three-day eat-a-thon in Canberra was Lonsdale Street Roasters, a funky, Melbourne-style coffee house in Braddon. (It's just a couple of doors down from Italian and Sons!) It was very busy on the Saturday morning we were there, with customers spreading out onto the pavement and a constant queue for takeaway.
Apart from some pastries and other sweet treats in the cabinet, the menu includes a range of toasted panini, and breakfast items, like toast, banana bread, waffles and muesli.
For a cafe that roasts its own beans in-house, the coffee was as good as you'd expect - strong but not bitter, with the milk heated to a pleasing temperature. And I thought the teapots were very cute too!
|Homemade muesli with seasonal fruit - $7|
I ordered the muesli, which I had assumed would be bircher style, but was actually toasted muesli. I normally don't eat toasted muesli as it's super-fattening for something that seems so healthy, but it was a tasty brekky nonetheless. Our waitress suggested I add some sugar syrup which was sitting on the table in a glass bottle - I didn't bother though, as the muesli was sweet enough, and the bottle looked pretty grotty, with loads of white sugar syrup encrusted on the outside. Before she'd explained what it was, I actually thought it was an old dirty candle holder, oops!
While munching through the muesli, I was wondering if I would have been better off, calorie-wise, if I'd just ordered a serve of banana bread. (I remember seeing toasted mueslis that were 25% fat!) Nutritionally-minded people, any insights into which might have been the better option?
I'm sure that we can all agree, however, that An's selection of a massive bacon, egg, tomato and spinach panini was the least healthy of the lot! Mmm... bacon.
|Toasted Panini - scrambled egg, Kevin bacon, tomato - $11|