|Grace Cafe, Rose Street|
76 Rose Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Grace is a cute and quirky little cafe just off Brunswick street. I'd read about it on Michael and Cindy's blog, and seeing that they serve quark-filled crepes (be still, my beating heart!), added it to my list of cafes to visit. We popped in one Saturday with a couple of friends who'd just been to the Rose Street Artists Market and were about to hit up the Lego exhibition.
|Cakes at Grace|
|Salt and sugar|
|Cappuccino - $3.50|
|TOAST - Enough toast for a breakfast, buttered. With jam. - $4.50|
Unsurprisingly, Sandra and I both ordered the quark-filled crepes: hers topped with berry compote...
|QUARK-FILLED CREPES - Crepes filled w/vanilla-sweetened, organic quark. Served w/cream & berry coulis and cream - $13|
|QUARK-FILLED CREPES - Crepes filled w/vanilla-sweetened, organic quark. Served w/ lemon curd and cream - $13|
Either way, they were good pancakes - I loved the slightly grainy, wholesome texture of the quark, which was served warm. The cold, fattily rich double cream and the sharp lemon curd were fantastic accompaniments. (Although looking at Cindy and Michael's post, the crepes looked a lot darker and crisper on their visit). This also reminds me that I've been meaning to make Nigella's blueberry blintzes for aaages. Must really get onto that!
After eating, we hung around for a little while, chatting and generally catching up. I liked Grace - it has a pleasant atmosphere, the food is well-priced, and the service had a good balance between efficiency and chillaxed friendliness. Orders were taken and food came out quite promptly, but we weren't rushed out afterwards, which was nice. Worth a visit!