Sunday, 8 October 2017

Vieille Branche - Albion

Went and grabbed some brunch with Iron Fist the other day in the relatively unexplored (at least on my part) foodie hub along Fox St in Albion. Iron Fist had actually done some research and suggested that this would be a brunchy place that we both enjoy so much. 

Arriving at around 11am, it was around half full. Our attention was immediately captivated by the many creative antiquities decorating the store situated in such an industrial area. It made for a very unique and rustic vibe. Having made an appointment nearby in 45 mins, we asked the waitress if it would be better for us to order take away or whether there would be enough time for us to enjoy a sit down lunch. To this she confidently assured us that we would be able to finish in time, so we grabbed a table and sat down.


The menu contained quite a few traditional brunchy things as Iron Fist had recommended, and despite being quite concise, it already contained quite a few things that I really wanted to try.

Iron Firt ordered a coffee to go with his meal. He quite reportedly quite enjoyed it noting the strength and creaminess of the cup, but I abstained from my usual cappuccino (being already quite over caffeinated lately).

For his main, Iron Fist ordered the croque monsieur, which he quite adored. He found the brioche slices to be very fresh and well toasted, with delicious melty gruyere cheese complemented by the double smoked leg ham. The highlight for him however was the leafy green salad with radish slices and tomato dressed with a light vinegar which he found to be simplistic and yet elegant.


I ordered the Simple et Parfait (eggs your way), and chose the provincial option. Provincial eggs turned out to be a soft boiled egg which was them crumbed and fried. Cutting into them, the yolk was perfectly runny, whilst the coating ensured it was deliciously seasoned with herbs mixed in with the crumbs. My sourdough toast was also quite tasty although it erred on the more toasted side a little more than I would have liked. I also ordered a side of cheese and salmon, both of which were fresh and tasty. 

True to the waitress's promise, we were in and out in 30 mins, which I really appreciated, and allowed us to have a quick start to our afternoon activities. 

Price Range: $15 - $25pp

Taste: 8.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Environment: 8.5/10

Vieille Branche Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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