UniLab Specialty Roasters and Kitchen is conveniently located inside the Uni Hill Outlets in the far northern suburb of Bundoora. Having never ventured this far north of Melbourne before, it was fun to enjoy the spaciousness and bustling vibe of this shopping centre-located cafe. Large wooden booths, and plenty of surrounding shops to browse as you digest off your brunch.
The good fat: I’ve been on a bit of a salad-focussed brunch spree – so whenever salmon and salad are a combo on the menu, it’s a simple decision. The grilled salmon fillet came with a beautifully crispy skinned salmon on a bed of spinach, quinoa, feta and pumpkin. The first few mouthfuls, this was a luxurious salad blend, with small hints of sweetness from the pomegranate seeds. The acidity of the lemon undercut everything.
I mean what can really go wrong with Nutella and waffles? A light and fluffy chocolate mousse, a scoop of refreshingly cool vanilla ice cream on top of warm waffles!
The bad fat: Towards the end of the salmon salad, and my friend’s croquette benedict – we both felt the same, dense feeling of heaviness. The luxurious richness of the salad meant that I found the feta and quinoa dressing very dense and almost greasy towards the end, and same thing went for the hollandaise sauce on the potato croquette. At a time in Melbourne when brunch hotcakes, waffles, french toasts (you name it) are all the rage, I feel like the Nutella Waffles at UniLab need a bit more oomph and uniqueness to edge out the competition.
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2wofatgirls would like to thank Unilab Cafe, Bundoora for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.