Monday, April 4, 2011

Vue Lounge @ New Farm, Brisbane

As expected, the trip up back at home was jam packed. While describing the trip as tiring was probably an understatement, it was worth every ounce of sleep and energy used throughout the week. 

From attending a wedding dinner, buying all things silly for a photo shoot to going through a whole day pre wedding photo shoot to just sitting down with some very close friends for a coffee and a meal, the only regret is that it wasn't long enough. 

It seems so weird to return home after being away from home for so long, yet I fit right in, as if I had never left. Yet, the minute we landed in Brisbane, KL suddenly feels nothing but a good dream. Weird isn't?

Even more weird, a few days before the trip, I was salivating at the fact that I would be able to stuff myself silly with all kinds of food possible, the trip was quite contrary. Surprisingly, I thought I had barely enough time to eat and the camera that I lugged back in Malaysia to take some food pictures sat in my room for the duration of the holiday.

Let me see what pictures I can salvage from my phone but meanwhile to get the in the mood and swing of things by starting with a breakfast that almost became long forgotten in my archives of photos. 

Vue Lounge is another popular breakfast / brunch spot with the locals. 

However the first thing we noticed was the slight stale alcohol note in the air from possibly a very heavy drinking night as the place also serves dinner and naturally alcohol. With that aside, let's dive into the food.


Come to think about it, the alcohol note may have come from my friend who had a terrible hangover. His idea of a hangover breakfast? A breakfast with all options possible; from extra eggs, mushrooms, smoked salmon, spinach and god knows what else was hidden behind the vegetable. 


A special that weekend that came with Yorkshire Pudding. To have pudding without roast might seem weird but my friend didn't think so and licked the plate clean. 


With so many breakfast places struck off the list, I think Vue Lounge is probably the first place I have seen to serve a Croissant. I can only imagine that a good buttery Croissant with some creamy scramble eggs with bacon be irresistible. 


As with other weird things that have happened, that morning I actually ordered one of the lighter choices, poached eggs with beetroot relish and some roast tomatoes. Certainly very refreshing. 

Another busy cafe that serves a good breakfast but is it one of my favourites? Not really, it probably misses the mark for me as I always like a good decor or an unique concept to come with the food but in Vue Lounge, theres not a whole lot of atmosphere, just plain busy and loud but the food as shown was pretty good. 

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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Another good breakfast place but lacks a concept or a more unique decor.


CUMI & CIKI said...

you got big breakfast with beetroot relish.. i am so jealous!!! :P

Michelle Chin said...

You know ah... I'm inspired by your breakfast reviews to actually do breakfast reviews. T_T also, having breakfast is cheaper than lunch and dinner! it's funny how dinner can be the most expensive meal! in terms of homecooking, i feel that dinner is the cheapest. :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: well why not? melbourne is famed for their breakfast spots too arent there? its just that with budget and timing of when my friends and I meet up that I have gone to plenty of brekkie spots. dinner is cheapest bcos u dont include the labour time!

c&c: but i want my Bak Kut Teh!!

Gastronomy Gal said...

ha- i think the smell may have been coming from your friend too. classic..

Sean said...

when i get hung over, i can't even think about eating anymore! (the splitting headache just makes me want to crawl into a quiet hole)
looking forward to any posts u'll have on kl though :D

Brisbane Devoured said...

Those breakfasts look pretty good. I think I would actually like to have a Yorkshire pudding for breakfast, as long as there was something to dip it into!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

brisbane devoured: well nothing like some brown sauce to go with it!

sean: well i guess post headache, theres nothing more comforting than food.

gastronomy gal: yeah it is certainly making me think twice about going out with people with hangovers.