Our second day in the Yarra Valley saw us with a free morning, and in much need of caffeine, so we decided to pop into Essenza for breakfast. Essenza is a teensy-tiny hole-in-the-wall espresso bar, cafe and retail space, from the same team who run the fabulous B&B where we stayed. Even though it wasn't on the original itinerary, given how much we loved the accommodation, I knew it would be a good choice.
191B Maroondah Highway
Healesville, VIC 3777
Ph: 0433 414 252
All their pastries are baked in-house by Chef Gianpaolo (yes, he of the amazing cheddar mashed potatoes), and include croissants, danishes, muffins, cakes, friands and tarts.
Coffees were very good, as expected: rich and strong, without any excess bitterness, and made with luscious full cream organic milk.
|Cappuccino - $3.90|
Cafe Latte - $3.90
It took a little while for us to decide on breakfast, but in the end we went for simple classics: a danish and a muffin - both well made and lovely.
|Apricot and Pistachio Danish - $4.00|
|Berry and White Chocolate Muffin - $6.00|
This is the fifth post from my Yarra Valley 2012 Trip series.