Having mostly studied/worked near Haymarket, I’ve always been spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch options in the city. But Sam, working on the CBD side of things, isn’t quite so lucky.
Which is why long lunch queues can either be the bane of the short lunch break, or a shining beacon of a quality lunch spot that can be the new go-to.
We ordered the Heirloom Tomato Salad, $15, and Beef Brisket Sandwich, $13, to eat in. The sandwich seemed to me like a sub-par reuben – I need me some cured beef! – but the salad was truly truly delightful. The small, multicoloured tomatoes were lightly dressed with sweet balsamic and fruit olive oil, with pops of savouriness provided by sea salt flakes. The creamy mozzarella ball soaked up the flavours nicely, and made for a fantastic tri-colour bite each time. $15 did seem a bit pricey, but hey, its the CBD.
The service was also cordial and efficient, though not particularly individual, but given how busy it was, I wasn’t expecting the moon.
Now to try that Friday night bar menu…