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HOT: Vue Lounge, 83 Methyr Road, New Farm

Today we have another review from Jetsetting Mum, no rx who is our eyes and ears on the streets of New Farm!  Her latest post gives us the low down on the very popular Vue Lounge.

Jetsetting Dad and I have been going to Vue Lounge for years, doctor occasionally when we were still living on the other side of the city and regularly now that we are locals. There must be good reasons that we keep returning.

Vue Lounge is a busy cafe in the Methyr Village (inside Coles complex) serving good coffee and a wide range of light as well as substantial meals. Its atmosphere is relaxed and casual, sick its service friendly and quick-paced and its food excellent. Come mealtime and it is always bustling with diners, very often spilling out to the tables on the walkway outside. In between these busy hours, the place is frequented by locals dropping in for a drink to read their newspapers and magazines leisurely or meeting up with some pals for a chat.

Breakfast is a “big” thing at Vue Lounge. It’s “big” on its menu—you’ll need 21 mornings to try each item listed on it, and that’s before you create your own combinations or add on the extras from the long list of accompaniments. It’s “big” on patronage, especially on the weekends, you’ll be lucky to find a table if you come too late. Another “big” is the serving size which is always generous.

On this morning of our visit, I ordered field mushrooms w/haloumi, wilted spinach, pesto and pistachio &walnut sourdough ($13.90). The field mushrooms came plump and juicy, the 2 slices of haloumi were grilled/pan-fried until slightly golden on both sides. The sourdough bread was so good that I had to ask the waitress where they got it from.

JD ordered his usual favourite which is poached eggs with roasted tomato, beetroot relish, aioli and toasted corn bread ($13.50). The 2 eggs arrived soft and runny, as requested. The roasted Roma tomato was juicy and the beetroot relish gave a hint of sweetness and colour to the whole dish.

To finish off, I ordered a hot chocolate ($3.40), requesting “very hot” (I do it whenever I place my order these days, in every eatery, after drinking quite a lot of the disgustingly tepid “hot” chocolate). It didn’t disappoint this time, the chocolate was frothy and hot and the sweetness spot-on.  A top mark goes to the barista. JD ordered his cappuccino ($3.40). It’s thumbs up, as usual.

Vue Lounge also offers an extensive lunch menu, everything from sandwiches and wraps to pizza and pasta to salads. There is a $12 pizza and pasta offer from Tuesday to Saturday, starting from 3pm. A few more substantial dishes are also on the menu in the evening. It is licensed.

With such good food and good price, little wonder that Vue Lounge is so popular with the locals and the non-locals alike.

  • Vue Lounge, 83 Methyr Road, New Farm, +61 7 3358 6511

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