The menu is forever changing so it is always an exciting journey to this unassuming Given Terrace location with fresh french feel. The menu is long and lavish - smoked trout, mapled bacon and marinated mushrooms always seem make an appearance, I always struggle to make a decision because it all smells scrumptious.
This time around I ordered the omelette which was a hard decision because I flirted with the thought of the eggs Benedict for a long time, but I didn’t regret my choice. The omelette was huge and sadly I couldn’t finish it all, which as my friends know, is a very rare occurrence. It was the old classic with a gourmet twist - ham, cheese and tomato but so much more!
The cherry tomatoes were red and juicy, the cheese melted in perfect portions, the prosciutto tender with a right amount of crispness to it and the eggs were fluffy, firm and faultless. Just when I thought It couldn’t get any better I bit into the baguette with herby butter and hoped the meal would never end.
I know a coffee is good when I order a second one, which I did. My friendly piglets also let me try their cinnamon and banana smoothie (that combination never ceases to please) and the mushrooms with crumbled feta which was also a taste sensation.
The bitter: The wait. Although the food is worth it, I am never happy when hungry
The Sweet: This place is an all-rounder – cosy, friendly, efficient, tasty and close to home – I couldn’t oink about it more.
The Damage: You get serious bang for buck – about $25 for food and coffees
Anouk - 212 Given Tce, Paddington - 3367 8663 - Anouk Website