Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, no? Are you a morning person? I'm not, and this buzzfeed page describes how it is exactly.
Whilst having breakfast is high on the priority list, having something healthy is a bonus. This is why I think Vincinity in the inner-city suburb of Alexandria will thrive. Their brand new breakfast menu is designed by 2014 Masterchef contestant Renae Smith is choc-a-bloc of the good and the healthy with plenty of variety, catering for the gluten free and the vegan alike. Perfect for those on the go who need a dose of healthy to start the day.
Quality food here in collaboration with some local producers such as coconut milk alternative yoghurt and ice cream COYO, gluten free Protein Bread and protein balls made by Charlie and aptly named Charlie's Balls.
Representatives from the local produce
The ambience here is exactly what what I love, a place flooded with natural light and a simple no fuss design.
The bar and entrance to communal dining tables
The lovely floral arrangements you see? They are by Justine's roses. Aren't they gorgeous?
Floral arrangements by Justine's roses
The food was aplenty and full of variety, so much it was stretched out across a long table.
A long table of breakfast goodies. heaven!
If you still haven't heard me declaring my love for french toast then you and I ain't friends.
Whats not to love about bread dipped in egg, drenched in maple syrup and topped with fresh fruits? Here at Vincinity, they take a more sensible approach, the french toast here has Pepe saya's buttermilk and is sans maple syrup (you can ask for it though) and is topped with seasonal fruits, berry compote and vanilla bean Pepe saya creme fraiche. Delicious
Those preferring a lighter healthier option could dig into the super bircher consisting of oats, chia, almonds and coconut soaked in coconut water and topped with CoYo.
Fresh fruit salad
There was also a selection of fresh fruits. Mmmm I love rockmelon!
baked goodies by Black Poison
There were also boxes and boxes of baked goods by black poison. That brownie is to die for!
Now on to the savoury breakfast items. ( I got my priorities right)
African baked beans
I spotted these cute copper saucepans full of baked beans, whilst not normally a baked beans person, these exuded a fragrant scent and i knew i just had to try it. These did not disappoint, paired with crispy toast, heavenly.
skim chai latte
I am not a big coffee drinker, mainly a single coffee can send me bouncing off walls for the rest of the day so I opt for a chai latte instead. As i don't often do coffee, chai lattes are used in place to measure whether i enjoyed my drinks there or not. Here at Vincinity, they use chai powder, which I'm not a big fan of. I guess places using loose leaf has spoilt me to the point of no return.
Protein bread was also on offer to those who were gluten free. This bread has a whooping 8 g of protein per slice and does not taste like wet cardboard (speaking from experience). I particularly liked the date and walnut one!
bacon and egg rolls
You really can't go wrong with bacon and egg rolls. The ones here at vicinity are made with some gorgeous maple bacon and a lip smackingly good tomato relish!
*cue heart palpitation.*
need i say more?
I'm a big breakfast kinda girl because I always want everything and big breakfast does just that. My favourite from this was defintiely those juicy grilled mushrooms and squeaky salty haloumi.
a well stocked bar
Vicinity also offers a variety when it comes to alcohol. Massive selection right here.
communal dining area
As it was a media launch, we were seated in the communal dining area, a lovely area for families or groups alike.
I have heard pretty good stuff about their dinner menu so I definitely be back to try more goodies.
So, is breakfast the most important meal of the day for you?
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