Our first full day in Melbourne commenced with us hunting down breakfast in one of the most infamous Melbourne Laneways, Drewery Lane. Having done quite a bit of research before our visit, we had decided to grab breakfast at Little Rogue, which was quite popular with the locals. With quite an inconspicuous shopfront (and no apparent sign), it proved quite difficult for us to find.
Inside, the cafe was quite small, but definitely homey. It was quite packed, despite the early hour.
Expecting a large variety of breakfast foods, I was surprised to be faced with a small assortment of pastries in which to make my decision. Thankfully, I was in the mood for a croissant that morning.
So we ordered at the counter, and food was brought out shortly.
My confidante had the flat white, which was very rich and creamy, whilst retaining the strength of the coffee. The only downside though, was the acidity, which was a little more than we would have liked it.
I opted for the matcha latte, which was quite a popular drink. It was served pre sweetened, and the matcha granules were somewhat more coarse than the ones I had at Cre Asion in Sydney, however it did taste a bit like Sweet Treats from Brisbane.
Between the two of us, we shared one plain croissant, and one ham and cheese croissant. When ordering croissants, I usually opt to have them slightly heated before consumption, but in this case was quite shocked when they advised that they did not have any toasters or grills to facilitate this.
The plain croissant was quite big and the pastry was flaky. The fact that it was slightly cool meant that my experience detracted quite a bit, but nevertheless, I still enjoyed it. On the other hand the ham and cheese croissant contained all the elements of the plain croissant, but had melted cheese on top, which subsequently cooled to be rather tough and plastic-y, as well as a one piece of thinly sliced ham in it. I could't help but feel disappointed that it could have been so much better.