The team behind the hugely successful Fledgling Espresso in Carlton have embarked on a new project, Barlog Espresso nestled in the high rises of Docklands – featuring another STELLAR french toast, whilst not compromising the quality of all the other dishes on their menu. Definitely an inner city brunch cafe worth checking out!
The good fat: The prawn croissant was such a simple, welcome way to begin our breakfast at Barlog – the juicy, fresh prawns, the lightness of the coriander and capsicum salsa, with the slight hint of chilli making it a seemingly Thai-esque breakfast combo. The quick swish of capsicum salsa was all that was needed for a bit of extra flavour!
If we’re talking savouries, then pork belly is definitely one of my biggest weaknesses. Whether it be pork belly on Eggs Benedict, or just as it is like here at Barlog, whenever pork belly appears on a menu, it’s mine! The pork belly skin had the slightest bit of crunch to it, balanced with the guiltily satisfying pork fat wedged underneath. Barlog Espresso does the simple flavours well, without over-embellishing, and that’s exactly what the swirl of sticky spicy caramel sauce does!
Just like Fledgling Espresso, Barlog Espresso has an iconic dessert – and this time, it’s their Sticky Date French Toast. With a base of date loaf, topped in a very light salted caramel sauce, dehydrated blood orange, and my all time favourite, mascarpone this french toast had everything you could ask for. The warmth of freshly baked bread, the creaminess of mascaropone cheese, and the sticky sweet crunch of honeycomb!
The bad fat: Honestly nothing! Maybe for the carb-eater, the two mains we ordered would be on the less filling side, but for me it was just perfect!
CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE OF BARLOG ESPRESSO HERE!
2wofatgirls would like to thank Barlog Espresso, Docklands Melbourne for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.