Sunday, June 14, 2015

Brekkie @ Stand By Me

Do you ever wish your town had more spicy breakfast options? I do. Having visited various Asian countries I've developed a healthy craving for curry for brekkie. (Here are pictures of some of the breakfast delights we enjoyed in Kuala Lumpur a couple of years ago.) While Canberra has lots of fabulous Asian restaurants their proprietors are, it seems, sensible enough to stay tucked up in bed on cold winter mornings rather than opening their doors to serve breakfast to oddballs like me. Fair enough.

So, this morning's jaunt to Stand By Me in Lyons was a treat! Along with some pretty yummy sounding stuff on the usual breakfast menu they had a couple of fabulous items on the specials board:

He had:

French toast with poached pears, pear purée,  almond 
praline and almond cream, and a long black

He says ' It wouldn't have been out of place if served as a dessert!'

She had:

The breakfast thali of saag [spinach], dal, eggplant
kasundi, poached eggs and flatbread, and a flat white

She says 'YUM! Not overly hot, but spicy enough to satisfy my craving. Delicious.'

Stand By Me has been open less than a year and has been getting rave reviews in various social media. The staff are cheery and the décor is cute. We recommend arriving early; we got there soon after it opened at 8 am, and by the time we'd finished our meals (8.40 am-ish) crowds were pouring through the doors.

We'll be back ...

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Update: Sunday 1 May 2016

We went back today ;-) The nosh is still excellent and the service still cheery. This time he had:

Key lime French toast with mango

while she had:

Mushrooms with whipped chevre and pesto


And again! Sunday 7 August 2016

The Rio Olympics started yesterday and Stand By Me has Rio-themed brekkie specials at the moment. Once again we ordered both items on the specials board, and once again we were delighted with our choices!

She had:

Feijoada (pork, beans, cornbread, fried egg and greens)

and he had:

Going For Gold French toast (with mini pavlovas,
kiwifruit, passion fruit curd and Brazil nuts)

Soooo good. Once again, both the food and the service were excellent. Nice.

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