There are so many things for me to love about Arcadia. If there’s two things you should know about me is that I love a good poached egg at all times of the day (breakfast food for lunch, always), and I have a terrible sweet tooth (and ridiculous propensity to consume sweet things). SO Arcadia’s magical blackboard menu high on the wall is a beautiful thing, because there is what you would call a plethora of egg-ops (egg options) and their gluten free bread is from Fatto a Mano across the road (see below).
I took my Mum there last week, and I did the whole undecided thing where you decide to have something and then at the last minute you get something else. So I thought I was going to get French toast with honey & berries, but spontaneously I changed to the Middle Eastern spiced eggs with capsicum pesto, spinach and hazelnut dukkah. I love pesto, and it was perfect with the eggs and dukkah (plus, I learnt what dukkah actually was!).
I did explicitly ask for gluten free bread and they did initially bring out what was way too good to be anything of the sort, so they had to make it again. That really pisses me off, but they gave us a free coffee and the food was incredible, so all is forgiven. Whenever I’m around Collingwood/Fitzroy I always gravitate towards Arcadia and end up finding myself there sitting up at the window, usually with a latte and a gluten free brownie or a piece of polenta cake (or whatever they’ve baked that day). One of my favourite places north of the Melbourne CBD.
Melbourne, gluten free.
This blog is about something I love and something I hate. I love food, and I hate being coeliac.
Not being able to eat bread sucks. I can't count the amount of times I've been close to tears because 'I'm just really hungry and I just can't eat anything and I just want a sandwich!'. All I ask for is some gluten-free bread and a token flourless orange cake—and I adore it if I can find something more. Constantly prowling for gluten free anything in my lovely city MELBOURNE and I sometimes try to cook gluten free versions of delicious things that usually contain gluten. My favourite thing to do is go out for brunch and a coffee, and I'm an egg-fiend with an over-exerted sweet tooth.