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31 March 2007 @ 02:12 am
birdman eating  
this little cafe hidden in gertrude street has been crowned my favourite cafe in melbourne so far. let's see if the spot gets jostled in my upcoming final week here. :)

with an oddball name like birdman eating, it certainly aroused interest. jean has been going on about their fabulous baked eggs, and i couldn't pass up the chance to munch on some.

can i just say - WOW. i was bowled over. the people were warm and friendly - they look you and smile with their eyes. it was a cold arvo, but some nice sunlight was warming the tables outside, and so that was where we plonked ourselves down. baked eggs are their specialty here, and they serve them in four ways. i'm wishing that i'd taken a picture of the chalkboard with the baked eggs menu, but i'm sure i'll go back there again before i leave melbourne. :)

our baked eggs came in the cutest little cast iron pans, with a piece of toast balanced on each handle and a little cube of butter. jean had the sujok sausage, tomatoes and broccoli. i had a bite of it and it really rocked. sujok is a spicy sausage which tastes like chorizo. it was jampacked with flavour and spices, and went beautifully with the eggs, tommies and broccoli. i almost got food envy but luckily my own baked eggs were awesome too! it was a totally different way of tickling the tastebuds - flavours were milder and super creamy with lots of goat cheese, savoury mushrooms and the aroma of thyme. it was amazing. this has got to be one of my favourite arvos in melbourne so far!

i got to spend some quality time with jean, which we've not had much of because so much has been happening around us. i had a really lovely time, and am especially grateful to my babe for sharing her favourite obscure little eatery.


feelin': hungryhungry
senprojectsen on March 30th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
mmmm.. SKILLETS.

hay - what are your jeans all LIKE THAT? you know, like a U!

JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on March 30th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
that is a denim skirt, by the way! ;)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 31st, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
eggs with goat cheese? like super exotic like that. :P
JV: eatdrag0nette on March 31st, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
is it? haha! i dunno, it's just yummy. if i could eat it everyday, i would! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 31st, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
haha really? im not a fan of either. :PP
JV: surprise!drag0nette on March 31st, 2007 08:09 am (UTC)
omg! you don't like eggs?!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 31st, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
nopes. dont like soft boiled ones. omelettes are ok.
JV: surprise!drag0nette on March 31st, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
.that girl.: milk cookie lovegirlwhowaits on March 31st, 2007 11:01 am (UTC)
Goat's cheese is awesome :)

JV: eatdrag0nette on March 31st, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
i must say i think this is the first time i've had it and it rocks. :) it's almost like yoghurt! but cheesy...
.that girl.: chicken or egggirlwhowaits on April 1st, 2007 09:35 am (UTC)
Even nicer in frittata with pumpkin. I love it with scrambled eggs :)
JV: shootbirddrag0nette on April 2nd, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
.that girl.: calvin hobbesgirlwhowaits on April 2nd, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
It's made from eggs and is like a tart, but without the pastry.

Sometimes they look like this:

And it's gluten-free!!! ^_^
JV: eatdrag0nette on April 2nd, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
that looks YUM!
goodshithappens on April 1st, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
yummyyy!! you know what, i'm just going to pop by every cafe that you've mentioned! what's the price like, anyway?
JV: shootbirddrag0nette on April 2nd, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
i think it was 16AUD per serving. hmmm... i really should take pictures of the menu!
astrorainfallastrorainfall on April 1st, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
mmmmmm....gorgeous eggs. :p~ damn....i want them now!
JV: eatdrag0nette on April 2nd, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
me too! :p
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
very interesting, but I don't agree with you
JVdrag0nette on December 16th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Re: Idetrorce
you are entitled to your own opinion, of course. however, it would make you look less of a troll if you were more specific and constructive. :)