Fieste Restaurant, Craigieburn

We had a free morning so decided to head out to a new place and try their breakfast/brunch menu options, and you know what that means.

Eggs Benedict.

The restaurant offers food similar to La Porchetta (for the aussies) so we have decided we might try and head there for dinner one night and see what their other foods are like. A local Italian restaurant is always appreciated.

Fieste 1

They were brought out relatively quickly and looked ok.  If you wanted to be particular they served them on unbuttered bread and mot muffins which didn’t fit onto the plate as you can see in the picture above.  I am not one to usually worry about the presentation because at the end of it an empty plate is going to be the only evidence that you had either the best or worst eggs benedict.

I appreciated the full bacon rashers instead of the shortcut bacon (personal preference and an annoyance) which was cut up to be more manageable.  I always prefer when I have some parsley on my meals, I adore the slight flavour change, my preference is full parsley leaves as a garnish.  Don’t judge me for being a garnish-eater!

There was a nice amount of sauce and I whilst I did have a sight vinegar tang to it I also had the curry after taste.  The eggs were slightly overcooked with well cooked whites and no wetness however the yolks were just not runny enough.

Overall they were not bad and if you prefer less yolk these would be great for you!  You can check out their website here if you are in the area.

I am giving these guys a solid 3 eggs


Waterside Cafe, Craigieburn

We have been to this cafe a few time as it is nearby and on the local lake and it quite a pleasant environment, when you can get a table.  If you leave it too late you may find there is nowhere to sit.  It isn’t an overly small cafe, but due to its lovely location it is popular.

I have only ever ordered the eggs benedict with bacon at this cafe and so cannot even offer an idea of what their other food is like. My husband used to order other meals but after having tried EB only recently he now happily eats them with me and we compare notes about our experiences. I wouldn’t say we have the same tastes, but they are similar and I have much higher expectations than him when it comes to EB.

Waterside Cafe 1

This place is consistently good, you get nicely poached eggs (very little undercooked whites) with runny yolks and barely any excess water.  The bacon is sufficient, although as everyone knows you could never have too much bacon with a meal so I always appreciate a serve that has full rashers instead of short cut.  The hollandaise is thick and plentiful, but with the curry after taste I dislike.  I didn’t receive any garnish (my husband did) and the bread it was served on wasn’t buttered;  which made it feel slightly dry, if you didn’t smother it with either hollandaise or yummy yolk.

Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Taking into account my previous experiences at this cafe and their consistancy over the past 12 months of attendance, I am going to rate them in the middle with a solid 3 eggs! I will continue to go back there as they always hit the spot.