Ms. G is queen of chilli, she’s the bestie who orders a chili dish with extra chili to make sure it’s hot enough for her! Our bill came to nearly $80 for three breakfasts and three coffees and I thought it was rather pricey but I hoped it would be worth it.
I am quite a new fan of Academy, there are a few more things I would like to try on the menu. There were some interesting little shops across in The Mezz and I have been to the markets here also, definitely worth a visit.
On arrival, Health Freak Cafe was rather busy but by the time we were ready to order, three seats became free at the open window.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Health Freak Cafe but the menu was definitely different to my last visit. There were pages and pages of options, this is great but where do you start to make a decision?
Tucked away off the main street, you’ll find a good atmosphere and great coffee.
Set in a Thai rainforest, grab a table in the corner and forget about time.
while taking in our surroundings.
The cafe itself is quite long and narrow but there is adequate space between the tables. There is a slightly raised platform at the back of the cafe with long bright windows to allow lots of natural light in, this is where we were sitting.
The kitchen can be partially seen through a serving window and you can’t help but redirect your eyes when you see a chef in the kitchen.
Then it came to ordering, table service is provided which is a great asset. As I’ve been to Sayers before, I was quite familiar with a few of the menu options. Ms. D had a delicious potato rosti at Sayers and I thought about ordering that but I wanted something different and went for the Leek and Parmesan Croquettes ($19).
We came across this cafe whilst wandering down Hay Street in the CBD. Without realising, we actually passed through a cafe and were making our way towards the garden at the end of the narrow alleyway. This was The Secret Garden Cafe.