Early this overcast Sunday morning, AJ and I packed the car to head back to Hobart and thought we'd grab a bite to eat before we drove home. Down amongst the University of Tasmania School of Art Campus and the Launceston Tram yards is a busy little cafe, Blue Cafe Bar and Restaurant. A modern building with plenty of natural light and some interesting local artworks Blue is a trendy little spot to grab a coffee or a full-blown breakfast feast.
We thought we'd do the latter which was a great choice. AJ grabbed the Vanilla & Cinnamon hotcake served with a generous scoop of ice cream, berries and some candied walnuts. I selected the 'Full breakfast' which consisted of two poached eggs on sourdough, a cheese kransky, a thick-cut 'slab' of bacon, mushrooms and grilled tomato. Our restaurant-savvy friends who are locals (and suggested our breakfast venue) ordered the Honey & Almond Granola served with vanilla panacotta and raspberry 'fizz' and the Salmon Gravlax.
All dishes were received excellent feedback. The eggs were poached perfectly. The bacon was lean and crisp. Each plate was a great example of breakfast dining that was not the same old stuff done over and over. AJ's hotcake was aromatic and the flavours were outstanding - she couldn't finish it all though so we had to help her out.
Now that we've been exposed to the wonders of this little cafe we'll be back next time we're in Launceston!