Monday, May 23, 2011

Cafe Vue @ Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

I remember the Melbourne airport not being the most exciting of airports; it was dull and old with a hint of mold when I touched down last July. When I had to fly out in March via Melbourne, I was in for quite a shock as it had undergone a big refurbishment with the most interesting addition being; Cafe Vue.

The "Vue" concept has now a healthy stable of restaurants with Vue De Monde being pretty much synonymous with the Melbourne fine dining scene (although not representative) and the more casual Bistro and Cafe Vue for the budget conscious.

In any case with an hour to spare, I couldn't refuse a coffee and a quick bite since the closest I have been to Vue De Monde is walking past the restaurant.  


What a lovely sight especially if you had to get up at 4am without a coffee. 

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The menu is relatively if not very simple. Most items sounds like minimal cooking are done on site.


Back in March, this cup of coffee was the best I had in 6 months which says a lot when you compare the coffee scene in Brisbane and Melbourne. 


I must admit I had no idea what a Duck Egg Bacon Hollandaise Jaffle was but I certainly did not expect a toastie. The toast was a toast and despite the use of duck egg, I couldn't hide my disappointment because I expected something out of the blue (in a good way, not the shocking way). In any case, a search on the word "jaffle" tells me that I indeed ordered a toastie, so oh well, no one to blame except me. 

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I finished off with a macaron and I remember asking my Twitter followers what flavour do you think it was and guess what, I can't remember now! It was certainly a strawberry theme but the thing that sold me was the filling was a candy, something fizz or rather and I thought it was playful as there is a bit of  fizz when you bite into it.   

The next time I am popping by, I am making sure it is an afternoon flight because the menu seems far more exciting!

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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Probably the most exciting restaurant in an airport (at least in this part of the world). 


Michelle Chin said...

i think i'll have breakfast at cafe vue before i head to ny. :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

A Jaffle is a toastie? That's new to me too! and Macaron with fizz.. LOL!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: fact of the day!

mchin: well have fun in NYC!

Sean said...

i was trying to read the menu you posted, and you're right! it does look very cool. got kurobuta pork! and some champagne to lift your spirits and make the time pass faster before you take that flight :D

minchow said...

Have you been to KLIA recently?! There is nothing grief-worthy about that brekkie, not even the toastie!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

minchow: haha well..theres always the good old trusty McD!

sean: well the brain behind the concept is quite the man, should go check out vue de monde menu..

Life for Beginners said...

I know what you mean about airport restaurants not being very exciting... These days, I just make sure I load up before I head to the airport, or wait till I leave the airport and reach the city I'm heading to before getting some chow to avoid disappointment.

babe_kl said...

Oh so the reno have completed eh? Great to hear there's something good to look forward to in an airport :p

I totally understand why Kenny load up first cos I was stuck in KLIA with only Old Town sighhhh... everything was cold, toast was cold, eggs cold euwwww luckily tea was hot

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: yeah its all done up, more shops (although its still nothing compared to the size of KLIA. luckily i usually stuff myself silly b4 i fly off from KLIA!

kenny: the problem lies when you have a transit!