It’s nice having friends and colleagues getting a little caught up with my food journey. I received a facebook message from Nat one day saying we should catch up. If you remember, Nat’s my colleague with a ‘bun in the oven’ who became my accidental Wednesday brunch buddy while she was on maternity leave. See my hilarious (and delicious) posts on Wall Two 80 and Manakish. I was terrified of meeting her then cos she was so heavily pregnant, but now that she’s all a big mommy with pram in tow, it shouldn’t be as scary.
Nat knew exactly where to take me to. “It’s a newly opened place, I think you’ll like to check it out!” she told me simply. True enough, when we arrived at Einstein’s 251, they still had the council/construction permit approval papers still stuck to the front of the café. Haha.. talk about new!
The fit-out had the all-familiar unfinished wood, brick and steel industrial motif that’s seen in many Melbourne cafés these days. There’s a gutted out display shelf with cute Einstein memorabilia and knick knacks, with framed, almost daguerreotype style pictures of the old man himself. /
Service was accommodating, friendly and attentive. For a place that had only opened a fortnight ago, they certainly have found their rhythm and feet really fast!
Since we’re on coffees, I had a piccolo at the end of our meal with our sweets. While the art could’ve been prettier, the drink was reasonably memorable. It held good strength but remained smooth and there were no chemical undertones that’s quite common in piccolos across Melbourne. I find that the smaller ratio of milk used for this drink unmasks harsher tones in the bean which (to my tongue) tastes of chemicals.
/ We also got a picture here of Nat’s bub, sleeping in his pram. ;) He’s such a good baby! All Nat did was rock the pram forwards and backwards for 1 minute in the middle of the noisy, bustling café and he fell asleep! No crying… nothing!