How was it?
And so begins the birthday feasting weekend! This year, unlike most years, I decided against organising a big birthday do. Even though birthday parties can be loads of fun, I find them pretty stressful, and couldn't really be bothered this year! But there's an upside... I was asked:
'So, what are you doing for your birthday?'
'OK.... So, what are WE doing for your birthday?'
Ahh yes. As a result of not organising a big birthday do, I happened to get lots of little birthday meals - perfect! So it all began on the Saturday morning with my dear friend Carrie. Originally we had planned to go to lunch in Balmain at what looked to be a fantastic restaurant, but due to unforeseen circumstances, plans changed. Instead, we moved our date to breakfast and to a closer location. We decided to drive around and look for a parking spot and then decide on where to eat. We parked close to Elizabeth Bay Rd, and after walking down a little bit, we found this little hole-in-the-wall, beautiful Victorian looking cafe - Cafe Two Ants.
It was quite busy when we walked in, all the tables were full but luckily some people were leaving as we walked in! We ordered some coffees, which were nothing fantastic, but I'm not a huge coffee gal, so can't really judge. The menu consists of all-day breakfast items (I love having breakfast as an all-day option, more places should adopt it!), sandwiches, salads and typical cafe style fare.
Extra Mushrooms $2.50
I found my meal of the poached eggs on sourdough to be quite bland. Carrie felt the same way about her meal. I can't help but think how much better it would've been with a little bit of seasoning? Perhaps they were having an 'off' day, who knows. But luckily, the meal was saved by the most amazing banana bread. Ever.
Banana Bread $4.50
It was toasted so perfectly with just the right amount of crispness and moistness. It didn't feel overly oily or heavy, like at some places. It was absolutely to-die-for! Definitely the best banana bread I've tasted and something that I'd definitely go back for.
This little cafe seems to be popular with the locals, considering how full it was (someone was even waiting beside our table for us to leave!). I noticed a lot of people enjoying a lazy morning reading the paper, catching up with loved ones or people watching. Although our main meals weren't so great, the banana bread really saved the day. Oh, and having great company doesn't hurt either ;)