Mrs S. Cafe
The cake counter alone is enough to get your mouth watering, but the breakfast/lunch menu also has a lot of interesting dishes to try. I decided to go with a hot chocolate and Granny June's cornbread with bacon, poached eggs, rocket and a side of maple syrup. The hot chocolate, first off, came with a separate jug of chocolate syrup to add to the drink, which I thought was very incentive. If I ever have hot chocolates at cafes, I usually find them boarding a bit too chocolately, so being able to control the amount of chocolate was ideal. The drink itself was luke warm, and it cooled down quite quickly being in a mug, but these are only minor complaints. The hot chocolate overall was a nice pick me up before I began my meal.
The Granny June dish was sensational! I have never tried cornbread before, so it was like a revelation chowing down on the golden, slightly sweet and crumbly slices. Along with the two poached eggs cooked to ooey gooey perfection, bacon and rocket, it was a match made in heaven. Admittedly, I was hesitant to pour all the maple syrup on, and I am glad I didn't. I cant say whether I am a total convert to the marriage of maple and bacon, but just a dash of it was lovely and subtle and not overpowering.
Sherbet Cafe Bake Shop
The main attraction, of course, are the cakes, and oh, what scrumptious beauties they are! Among so many options, I decided to try a salted caramel slice, which was, quite simply, orgasmic, thanks to the buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread and creamy salted caramel. I also got to try a forkful of the door stopper crunchie chocolate cake that my sister had, the decadent raspberry and chocolate cake my brother had and flaky frangipane tart my brother's girlfriend had. It's safe to say, after that feast with our bellies full, that we walked out very happy customers.
All in all, my trip to Maylands was very refreshing and rejuvenating. I am always amazed by how much good trips to cafes can do. While this strikes me as sounding self indulgent, it's not solely the food I enjoy, it's the bringing together of good company that I love most about the cafe culture and of trying new things in new places.