Sunday, February 26, 2012

Giraffe Cafe

Giraffe Cafe 
302 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

An array of unique ornaments sit innocently around the room: a polar bear wrapped around an invisible wine bottle, a pair of content cats fishing, stuffed animals and a miniature sign advertising the 60km/h travel speed, to name a few. The strange harmony that rings between them is just asking for you to get up and examine each one of them individually - or that was just me.

 From the interior you can tell how nice a place it is to relax. Maybe wallow the hours away in the many books they have scattered across the shelves, in conversation with some friends, or even a wonderful daydream. An alternative is to follow L’s example to curl up into a chair and sink against one of the oversized pillows - what ever floats your boat.

While I found it a suitable place for relaxing, the food ruined the experience.

L ordered Belgian Waffles with blueberry compote, poached pears and chocolate sauce. The waffles were crispy but ‘mushy’ on the inside, and there was little compote to be found. Meanwhile the poached pears were plain and the sauce drowned out the other flavours to be had.

I submitted to the call of Pistachio Fudge Brownies which were sickeningly sweet and had grainy sugar. My attempt to ‘counteract’ the sweetness with ice cream and chocolate sauce was obviously futile.
Unsatisfied and still hungry, we left to the next impromptu destination.

Total: About $16

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