When house hunting, I wanted to ensure I was quite central in regards to the city. I found Pillar Of Salt on my door step and what a great find it was! On arrival, we only had a few mintutes to wait before being seated at a cosy table out the back of the cafe. We were given our menus and asked for our coffee order.
I ordered my usual Long Black and Ms. P ordered an English Breakfast Tea.
This wasn’t my first visit to Pillar Of Salt so I wanted to try something different to my previous choice, the Benedict. I loved this dish and recommended it!
I decided to try out the 15th Century Cilbir Eggs ($17) and Ms. P went for the Benedict ($19). I was intrigued to find out what kind of dish had such a title, I also had no idea what Cilbir Eggs were so I thought it might be quite an interesting dish.
Coffee arrived…I love the coffee!
Down to business and the reason we went to Pillar Of Salt, the food!
The first thing I noticed about my size was the rather large portion. I was hungry so no complaints from me. First thing I had to taste was the ‘labne’, it looks like Greek yoghurt with a little something added to give it that minty colour you might notice. It was delicious and it was perfect with the freshly toasted Turkish bread. The burnt butter added even more depth to the labne adding a little sweetness. My eggs were cooked perfectly and there was a decent portion of bacon on the dish also. Considering this dish was $17, the portion size was excellent and a real value for money dish that actually fills you up!
As I had the Benedict before, I hoped that Ms. P liked it also and couldn’t wait to hear what she thought. It has been quite some time since she has had such a breakfast and her first words were, ‘I’ve missed breakfast in Australia’. The most important part of a Benedict, is the eggs and Ms. P’s eggs were perfectly poached. The ham hock was to die for..melt in your mouth! When I had this dish myself, I found the pear rosemary hollindaise rather interesting and Ms. P thought the same. We were both in agreement, we really enjoyed it and thought it did a great job at bringing the whole dish together.
Overall, we really enjoyed our brunch at Pillar Of Salt and I will surely be back. Before leaving, there are more temptations on the counter..those Cronuts and lots of other sweet treats. It’s hard to pass them by, this particular one was bought on a different visit but I wanted to share it anyway.
In the area, I have also been to Top Paddock, however Pillar Of Salt is still a winner in my eyes.
My Rating: 5.0