I recently met a girlfriend for brunch at Tarts Cafe - I actually thought it was quite appropriate for us, given what we used to get up to back when we were young(er) single girls! haha
But those days are long gone - she's now happily settled with a 4 month old, and I'm just happily settled with a sad sack of a dog!
It's a nice little place, just down the road a bit from the ever popular Sayers Sister (which had a massive queue outside). After struggling to find parking, we got there at about 10.20am and though the cafe was quite full, we fortunately managed to get a small table for 2 (plus stroller) outside before a big rush of people arrived.
The weather was lovely and the decor was bright and colourful. It was a lovely setting really for brunch.
And I found myself saving the smoked salmon pieces just so there was something more of a flavour to be had. I tried all the components separately, I tried them all together, and I just couldn't get excited. It wasn't bad, it just .. for $16 - knowing the purchase cost of an egg, half an avocado, 2 strips of salmon, 2 slices of bread, a half a sundried tomato (thinly sliced to make it go further) and 2 spears of asparagus - I was expecting a bit more 'something' to justify the markup on this dish. Throw in some red onion, or some basil, or dill or something!
On the upside though, they served real hot chocolate (made with actual chocolate and not powder) - and I'd go back just for that alone.
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