We woke up bright and early on a Sunday morning and took the ferry to Manly island so as to beat the crowd!
The Pantry Manly sits right beside the ocean and provides a unblocked view of the vastness, and the various activities happening on the beach. It was a bright and sunny day with clear blue skies and the cottage-feel of the cafe gave a very warm feeling against the chilly ocean breeze outside.
- Baked Egg Frittata (A$19.90): This was very hearty and delicious! Not too dry, not too wet, the eggs and the prosciutto ham, parmesan cheese, rockets and artichokes made a good combination. The tomatoes were so plump and juicy! The baby potatoes were fantastic, as usual.
- French Toast (A$22): The preserved pear and candied walnut provided a mix of textures to the French toast with cream.
- Skinny Latte (A$): Hubby enjoyed the strong and bitter skinny latte, which was more acidic than the ones he had for the past few days.
- Location: Ocean Promenade North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia (Google Map)
- Website: thepantrymanly.com (Facebook)
- Directions: Take the ferry to Manly and walk to the beach 🙂
- Hrs: 7:30am – 10pm
- Reservation: (02) 9977 0566
We slept in today because we had a long day yesterday and met up for brunch at this (becoming) very popular cafe. We read that there’s a perpetual long queue here and it would be best to come early.
Luckily, it was a weekday morning, so we only had to queue for a short 15 minutes.
The cafe was not big with only about 4-5 tables on the inside and another 4-5 tables outside. We were assigned the alfresco seats and fortunately there were heaters around and it didn’t felt that cold but we had to keep our jackets on. 🙂
Everything looked good (while we were queueing and observing other people’s plates 🙂 ), but we had limited stomach spaces, so we could only try:
We were staying at 新驛旅店復興北路店 CityInn Hotel Plus Fuxing North Road branch, and just around the corner from the hotel, half-way to the 捷運中山國中站 MRT Zhongshan Junior High School Station, is this awesome food street, and was the recommended go-to street for food!
There is a variety of food options here, ranging from small eateries of braised pork belly rice, noodle stalls. dessert stalls, Japanese restaurants, to Italian restaurants, trendy cafes, and a vegetarian buffet restaurant!
We had popped by for lunch when we shifted from our previous hotel, and brunch on our last day in Taipei. Spoilt for choices, but we had only enough stomach space to try the following places.
Categories: Breakfast, Coffee/Tea Break, Taiwan, Travel
Tags: bacon, chicken wing, 豆花, french toast, ham, latte, scramble egg, Taipei, 涼麵
Brioche French Toast
It has been a while since we last came here… Too many places to go to 😛 But today, we have a craving for brunch, so here we were around 10am on a Sunday morning. It was full house, but we only waited for about 5min for a table.
This time, we decided on a Gashouse Eggs with Bacon Jam ($10), Brioche French Toast with Homemade Berry Jam & Candied Walnuts ($10), Caffè Latte ($4.50), and Matcha Latte ($5).
The Gashouse Eggs was full of cheesy goodness! Cut through the centre and the runny egg yolk oozed out, simply perfect! We liked the combination of the Brioche, with the sweet candied bacon bits complementing the salty cheese. Of course, anything with runny eggs is always nice 😀
The french toast was still as good as before, thick and fluffy, with the lovely, slightly tart jam.
The matcha latte was quite milky, but still had that slight hint of bitterness, which I liked. Coffee was as good as ever.
In all, a wonderful Sunday brunch 🙂
Bright yellow exterior
Hubby woke up bright and early today! Because we were going out for a proper breakfast! The wifey was still hiding under the bed covers when he was ready… Haha! What to do? It was very cold this morning!
Anyway, we made it out of our hotel and managed to arrive at The Breakfast Club (Soho branch) before 9.30am. It was almost full because it opens from 8am, but there was still one 2-seater available, yay!
The Breakfast Club Cafe has 7 branches spread all over London and there is always long queues in all its cafes. It is popular for its brunch menu which is served until 5pm. Hubby got the recommendation of this place from his graduate student who became a stewardess, and hence had numerous opportunities to visit cities all over the world and visit nice eateries, like this one!
After a slow walk…
We were up early and took a slow walk (part of our new exercise regime) to Bishan Park!
It was a leisurely 40-min walk and at the end of it, we decided to go to GRUB (again!!) for breakfast today!
As we arrived shortly after it was opened for the day, we didn’t have to queue (or use the unique queue system which they shared with Wild Honey), yeah!
The alphabet chairs!
We have heard so much about this ‘One Man’ that we must come! This is a specialty coffee concept store that that focuses on the art of the espresso and shares the space with Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar. It brews coffee and all-day breakfast until 5pm and hands the store over to Crust Pizza for them to serve up think-crust pizza. How cool is that?