Monday, August 1, 2011

Hamptons Home Living @ Paddington, Brisbane

My original plan was to post an invited review to Saké but having seen two reviews in the span of two days, I think it can stay in the archive for a couple of days before it surfaces. 


Meanwhile, with plenty of photos in another archive, I thought I share a breakfast place with you. 


Hamptons Home Living is slightly unique in its own sense, with life probably starting off as a shop selling home decor. With a kitchen installed and tables and chairs placed on the surrounding balcony of the quaint Queenslander, a promising breakfast place seem to have emerged.

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The reason why I would first and foremost come back for is because of their brew. Using beans from St Ali and Melbourne, in particular, a regular latte may be a little too light for the day to day coffee drinker but order a double shot and you got the perfect cup for the weekend. That being said, coffee is such a subjective topic that I shall refrain from commenting further.

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The Omelette that day came with pumpkin cubes, onions and a chili jam. The savoury and slightly spicy jam was the perfect thing to go with the extra large portion of eggs. The extra side of chorizo for AUD 5 seemed a stingy portion but chorizo is not exactly the cheapest gourmet item in the supermarket. 

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The Full Breakfast came with everything you can expect in a full monty; Schulz ‘cold smoked’ bacon, your eggs, parmesan rosti, roasted tomato, mushrooms, thyme and leavain sourdough. My only complaint though was with so many salty items, I wished there was more than a tiny piece of toast to eat it with. Then again, with so much on the plate, do you really want more toast?

Was I happy with breakfast? Yes. Was I happy with the coffee? Yes too. The last thing to seal the deal was the sweets that they had in store. A lemon curd cake and I was pretty sure I will return on those days when I don't want to try some place new. 

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If it was another decent surprise, look who I spot across the table? I think this could be Alana from MasterChef. Being the shy me though, we will never know if it was her, I didn't ask. 

Address and contact details:

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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. A nice cozy place for breakfast. Nothing more and nothing less but the small place could mean a waiting time if you don't call to book a table in advance. 

8 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

One thing I don't like about some restaurants serving breakfast food is the amount of salt out there... I reckon that they should have more greens

Sean said...

interesting-looking omelet. it kinda looks like there's some thick, runny egg yolk flowing out from the middle :D

minchow said...

Hell yeah, I could do with more toast! I know it's not the most practical of diets but I need two slices alone to mop up the yolk and grease on the plate!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

minchow: haha i know, i wonder what else they could have given us to mop all the grease up, wait a minute, they even had butter on it!

sean: i m not surprised if that was cheese.

mchin: well its all about "seasoning" haha. i guess a side salad option would be nice but i know for one, i wouldnt order it!

CUMI & CIKI said...

wah.. so many hunger inducing words.. bacon, eggs, parmesan rosti, roasted tomato, mushrooms, sourdough!!! you're killing me! No wonder your contemplating fasting for Ramadan la.

How's that going by the way? hahahaha

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: non existent? hahaha...

OMGGIMMENOW said...

the breakfast looks lovely ;)
Omg... If it is Alana, does that mean it will be Kate vs. Michael in the MasterChef final?!!? :O

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omggimmenow: well apparently it is the both of them in the final! however since its not being shown live, it was still anyone's guess.