Breakfast at Oxford Yard was a midweek treat with a work colleague. We were at the TAFE campus and stumbled upon this cafe as we walked back towards the car.
We proceeded inside and picked up a menu. There was a large display fridge packed with ciabattas and other breads ready for toasting. I noticed that everything had salad so my fingers were crossed that I could make up my own toasted sandwich.
The menu was fantastic but I had breakfast earlier and as it was an early lunch, I wasn’t overly hungry.
I ordered a Toasted Sandwich with Chicken, Ham, Cheddar & Aoili ($9) quite reasonable! Ms. N eyed up what was in the display fridge and choose a Chef Salad ($9). We also ordered a portion of Hand Cut Chips ($9) to share. Two coffees also accompanied our order.
We took a seat outside as the weather was glorious. The outdoor seating area is quite large so we had lots of space at our table, there is nothing worse than tables on top of each other.
Our coffees arrived pretty quickly. I was a fan of the coffee blend used and a little coffee art too, even though it was a busy lunch time.
My food arrived first. I know that a sandwich is pretty easy to make but even the simplest added detail of the chives sprinkled on top of the sandwich made it even more appetising. Attention to detail is a good quality. The sandwich itself was delicious! The toast was quite thick and had a generous filling inside. Who doesn’t love a chicken and cheese combo, unless you are vegan of course. I went through a phase of putting aioli on every dish I ate for a little while and it is always great with chicken. I really enjoyed it.
The Hand Cut Chips were fab! I love chips that are thick and have the skins on, if they are cooked well, and these chips were perfect. My Dad used to make us hand cut chips every Sunday when we were younger and I always looked forward to it! Ms. N commented that the aioli could be the best she had ever tasted..what a compliment! The tomato pesto resembling dip was nice but after tasting the aioli, there was a clear favourite!
Ms. N’s salad looked very appetising, even to me! Maybe it was the combination of colours and how fresh everything looked. There was a light dressing over the salad that complimented the salads freshness. I have noticed that some salads are dominated by lettuce and rocket so it was great to see that there was a little more substance and variety to this one. Ms. N said she really enjoyed it.
Oxford Yard will stay on my list until I return for breakfast sometime.
It is a great location for lunch as the service is quick and efficient,perfect for someone counting the minutes of their lunch break.
Also in the area is another favourite, Tracks, which is great for breakfast!
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥