Saturday Brunch @ Sardi @ Friday, June 15, 2018

Saturday 9th June
Charlie & Co. dined as guests.

Located just around the bend from Hawthorne Bridge is Sardi, it's strange to write about a place I've actually been to before been invited to dine there, as it's quite rare. We actually discovered Sardi through Liven last year, and it's practically at the end (top end) of our street, opposite a park that leads down to the banks of the Yarra. Unlike most cafes it's in a residential area, so there's plenty of parking and lovely place to grab a bite after a morning stroll. 

The pictures with the rounded edges were taken in April 2017, and show that the place while ownership has changed, retains the charms and friendly vibes of a neighborhood cafe. Though there's the addition of the blackboard wall feature.

79Tu Golden Latte

Brunching at Sardi on a beautiful Saturday, we had the '79Tu Golden Latte' aka turmeric latte. It does taste like turmeric! I don't like it personally but everything tastes fine with enough sugar. Andy liked it though. It's like matcha, not everyone likes it, though not something too crazy like Vegemite XD. Oh and it comes in 'Original, Cacao or Green Tea Infused'.

The Back Room - But with less chairs than when we were there.

It's possible that this dish is the 'Roasted Pumpkin Fritters' with 
pepitas, cashew cream, pickled pumpkin, spinach and poached egg.

Vegetarian Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs on sourdough, with apple cider 
hollandaise, spinach and avo (veg) or pulled pork

Chili Folded Eggs
With cayenne chili, bacon, chorizo, mushrooms, 
Parmesan and rocket salad on sourdough 

Sweet Potato Fries with Avo Salsa & Aioli

Breaky Board
Smashed avo with poached egg, mini granola 
and almond milk, paleo brownie & small OJ

I had this last time, though it has changed a little since then.

Buffalo Chicken Burger
Lettuce, tomato, aioli, Buffalo sauce on brioche & sweet potato fries

Chocolate Waffles (Specials Menu)
Double chocolate waffles served with copious amounts of 
cookies & cream ice cream and fresh berries

Brioche French Toast
with mascarprone, poached pear, salted caramel sauce, fresh berries

Red Velvet Pancakes (gf + vegan optional)
with passionfruit and blueberry compote & vegan vanilla coconut ice cream 

The pancakes were pretty good, with the fresh blueberries, freeze dried strawberries and passionfruit which added zing. While it wasn't dry it could use cream. It was beautiful though.

You could get this one gluten-free or vegan too, but I had the normal and it came with a vegan coconut ice cream - I'm not sure if you can call it that if it doesn't actually have cream. It was kinda watery... And didn't look like I've cream, also melts at a slower rate. Would have preferred real ice cream.  

Overall a cute neighbour cafe with trendy dishes as well as nourishing ones.
With easy parking, close to the trams and a stroll in the park, down to the Yarra.

We'll be back for the french toast!

Sardi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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