Carbs are your friend

I am a french toast fiend. If I see french toast on a menu, I’ll order it. What’s not to love about fried bread dripping in maple syrup?

My pal M and I were trying to find a place to have brunch recently and as soon as I saw Kalendar‘s menu, I was sold. Banana and mango stuffed french toast? Yes please.

We arrived shortly after 10.30 and the place was pretty dead, but filled up shortly after we had ordered. Kalendar is such a cute spot – there’s a large street-facing covered patio, and a cosy interior. I can definitely picture myself holed up at the bar in winter.

I ordered the said french toast, which was also stuffed with cream cheese ($10.95), and M went with the Omelette one ($9.95). We grabbed coffees too, and my cappuccino was pretty solid – not the best I’ve had (too frothy), but definitely above average.

I was expecting my dish to be layers of french toast, fruit, and cream cheese – but instead it resembled a hunk of bread that had been injected with filling. It was tasty, and the mango-banana-cream cheese mixture was delicious, but the thickness of the bread spoiled the dish a bit. That usual crispness and crunchy exterior you get on french toast was lost. It also came with a pile of the most delicious little roast potatoes. Carbs and carbs? I’ll take that.

M enjoyed her omelette; it was crammed with fresh vegies and looked nice and fluffy. Both of these dishes are fantastic value – I left a fair bit of food on my plate and still left the table feeling stuffed. M’s dish also came with fresh fruit and toast.

We were served by two ladies who were both lovely and served us quickly and with a smile. Kalendar also does lunch and dinner, which I’ll definitely be back for. Even if french toast isn’t on the menu.




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