Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brunch at Pompidou Cafe



I absolutely love trying new restaurants and cafes, but I love going back to my favourites. I love knowing that when I get there, my favourite dessert or pasta will be served up just as I love it, just as it always is. I love the familiarity of the menu, and the decor, and the waitresses or even the comfy chairs.

So imagine my despair when we rocked up to Wicked Sister in Bulimba on Sunday for my favourite avocado on sourdough with lemon and...

It was gone.

Not just the avocado and sourdough off the menu.  The WHOLE restaurant!!! What the??

Grrrrr! It was replaced by an Italian cafe. I do love Italian, but it didn't have an all day breakfast, and there were only 2 vegetarian options on the menu.  I wasn't actually that hungry, and would have shared a vegetable lasagne, but Graham wasn't in a sharing mood, so the only option was the mushroom, goat's cheese, roasted capsicum and rocket pizza.  Which we shared. Go figure.



Anyway, it was delicious! The base was a incy bit too thick, but I can live with that. I don't even really like mushrooms, but they weren't too chunky and most of all, not slimy, and the goat's cheese was tart and smushy as it should be. Normally I don't deal very well with my favourite restaurants just disappearing, but I'll make an exception for Pompidou Cafe. The coffee was nice too.

There was one thing that was the same though and that was a huge wooden table with bench seats. They throw a whole heap of magazines and newspapers on there to browse while you're waiting for your meal - Vogue, inStyle, Marie Claire. Good choice.  They had also mounted a HUGE photo of, I guess, maybe the new owner's family back in the 1940s or 1950s. Made a cool back drop.