My mission: To taste the Lolly Bag Cake by LuxBite.
After researching the recipe, discovering the price for the ingredients and being unable to find the right size moulds, I realized I would have to wait to visit the shop in Melbourne.
At last the time had finally arrived! We took a tram to Toorak road and searched up and down the street until I spotted my favourite quote: “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first”. Suddenly my bad luck struck- IT WAS CLOSED!! 🙁
Instead we stumbled into the nearest café called Picnic. An edgy, hip café decorated with knick-knacks. The place is run by four young guys and has a relaxed vibe.
The café caters for all ages and has quiet an extensive menu of healthy and tasty meals at reasonable prices. Coffee’s and Tea were ordered however the stand out was the mixed berry smoothie! It had a lemon twist and was bursting with flavour. Looks like my little nephew also enjoyed his chocolate milkshake.
All the food was fresh and satisfying. I highly enjoyed my balsamic chicken salad, fresh herbs, roasted red peppers, mixed greens and feta.
The deconstructed bruschetta consisting of avocado, roma tomato, prosciutto, rocket and pesto, on toasted Ciabatta beautifully presented all the fresh elements on a wooden board. Love the vibrant colour of the tomato!
Chicken fried brown rice, wombok, spinach, corn, carrot, sweet soy, and crisp shallots, topped with a fried egg was delish! Just the right size with the egg cooked to perfection.
The breakfast special featured corn fritters stacked with bacon, avocado, feta smash and homemade relish. I particularly liked the fritters, which were nice and moist. A hearty meal that will please your taste buds.
We all enjoyed the fast service and food at Picnic. If I were to visit again I would definitely order their burger and wedges. Although it was disappointing that LuxBite was closed I have a good excuse to return to Melbourne!