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.
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.
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).