Double Batch…Espresso

October 16, 2011

I’ve got a new favourite cafe.

Well, I sort of do. It’s not exactly new – I’ve spoken of the fabulousness that is Batch Espresso before (link). I guess you can say that I’ve rediscovered it these past couple of weeks. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, a rekindling of our romance…it makes me wonder why we ever separated? I blame myself. I was young and foolish.

Last weekend Ben and I went to Batch for lunch. And yesterday we went again, this time for brunch. You could call that a Double Batch…Espresso. I had an early morning meeting yesterday, yet ensured I ate light so as to fit in a proper meal at my beloved Batch. I heart it so.


Batch do great fresh juices – Fresh Orange and Pineapple perfection right here.

Their Coffee is also supremely delicious, I always enjoy my cup.

And Ben adores their Iced-Coffee!

Yesterday it was all about the Omelettes. Beautiful Free-Range Eggs provide a generous and fluffy sleeping bag for gooey Goats Cheese with Leek and Mushrooms. Served with scrumptious Toasted Sourdough…it’s a beautiful thing. The Prosciutto, Goats Cheese and Basil Omelette is also divine. I had that last week.


The week before, Ben ordered the Kedgeree, which is curried rice with smoked fish (on this occasion it was snapper and we ordered the side of pickled cabbage). I fell a little in love with this dish. Mum used to make Kedgeree as her ‘quick meal’ when arriving home if she were working late, so it’s a little nostalgic for me. A little nostalgic and a lot of delicious – they’re the best meals, right? I was so close to ordering the Kedgeree again yesterday but my craving for eggs was too strong.

Batch’s menu is positively loaded with super creative gems. They even have Coco Pops on the menu. I know, too cute. Another favourite is the Potato Hash with Cornichons and Corned Beef – possibly due to the fact that I love to say “cornichons”.

So there you go, that’s where my cafe love has been centred at the moment. I’m so pleased to be back in a state of Batch Bliss. I might just make it a Triple Batch

Heidi xo
  • hollypop October 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

    holly want!!
    that's it. my boyfriend can sleep another 20 minutes before he is being dragged out to brekky. πŸ˜€

  • Michelle Chin October 16, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Ish balaclava is really too far away. At times like these, i wish i had a car but it will cost too much to maintain!

  • Hannah October 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Oh yes! My mum used to make kedgeree as a quick meal sometimes too! πŸ™‚ I remember I would always pick out the smoked fish to eat first, because it was yummy, and then complain that the rest of it was bland. πŸ˜› Kids can be silly sometimes!

    Now I really want to try this kedgeree…

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Ooh kedgeree! I just got a cookbook and it had a kedgeree recipe in it. Is it a sign that it's coming back? I hope so πŸ™‚

  • Heidi October 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    hollypop – hope you got somewhere delicious πŸ™‚

    Michelle – yes it's a little far to get too, but trains are ok – I like to read on them to pass the time.

    Hannah – I'm totally craving kedgeree!!

    Lorraine – me too, it's totally cool now, in my opinion πŸ˜‰

    Heidi xo

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I have never tried kedgeree before!

  • Ashley October 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Oooh, I love places do have as lightly different breakfast menu, don't think I've ever even heard of kedgeree before! πŸ™‚ Will have to trek out to St Kilda sometime…

  • Heidi October 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Lisa – you simply must try it soon, it's delicious πŸ™‚

    Ashley – mmmm do, I think you'll like this place V cute and funky.

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef October 18, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I know how much you heart breakfast, it's such a civilised way to start the day with a real meal at a great cafe. I love kedgeree and did a simple one on my blog back in April, so yummy!

  • Heidi October 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    InTolerant Chef – thanks for reminding me!! Will look at it again πŸ™‚ deeelicious.
    Heidi xo

  • msihua October 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oo.. where is this hun? Near our place?

  • Heidi October 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Unfortunately not! I've linked to their site up the top. Its in Balaclava. I wish it was near us πŸ™‚ xo