A thousand blessings…

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Brunch, Vegetarian | 1 comment

A thousand blessings…

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Who wouldn’t wish for a thousand blessings to come into their life? When looking for somewhere brunch friendly for a long overdue Saturday catch up sim and I decided to head to A Thousand Blessings Café in Richmond nestled at the end of the Gleadel St Market (which was closed as the first Sat in Jan). 

 The café on market days is normal packed and bustling and when I arrived at 9am I figured it was going to be much quieter. By 10am the place was packed again. A sweet, warm and friendly little café a thousand blessings uses its space well with an outdoor seating area, a communal or large front table and a few seats at the front and then up a few stairs is raised dining room area with even more eclectic seating options on offer.

The café’s menu was organic in focus (yay) with both a display cabinet in the front that made me instantaneously hungry and a varied made to order menu with plenty of Veggie, Vegan and gluten free options.

 I ordered a Pineapple and Mint crush (crushed pineapple, fresh mint and ice) to begin as the day was already beginning to warm up and it was delicious. Refreshing and chilled with just the right amount of mint. Sim began with a latte made from Melba coffee roasted on site and a peppermint tea. 

 We then allowed our eyes to fall to the varied breakfast menu. We could have had fruit salad, or eggs on toast or something else good for us. But no, this was a girly catch up and water better way to do it justice than with blueberry pancakes (for Sim) and Fig and Walnut loaf with ricotta and honey for me? When our scrumptious looking breakfasts arrived covered in fresh fruit we both sighed in appreciation of the goodness that would await us. 

My fig and walnut loaf tasted a little more like a fig and walnut toast but was delicious and moreish with so much ricotta that I don’t think I ate half of it and this delicious sweet honey providing a perfect counterpart. Sim’s blueberry pancakes were perhaps a little dry but seemed to go down well. 

 I intend to return here for the chilli encrusted haloumi for lunch at some point in the not to distant future. 9am was just a smidge early… A thousand blessings is a nice local and worth travelling for, why not let a blessing or two into your life?

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One Comment

  1. This place looks amazing! And yes, one can never go wrong with haloumi! :D

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