Opera Cake

I love Opera – especially the layered cake version. Having tasted many in Paris, the quest for finding a good one in Melbourne is high on my agenda. Benjamin’s Patisserie at 229 Upper Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe is certainly up there. Creamy with lovely separation of the different flavours and layers. It is very good – rates 5 stars out of 6.

Mitte Cafe – North Fitzroy

This cafe has always been in our radar – but being so tiny – we often have not had the patience to wait. Finally got a seat and was very surprised – coffee was an excellent Atomica blend – sweet and smooth – rather nice. Menu is interesting with all eggs being poached – this means the kitchen is not designed to handle scrambled eggs or other fried ingredients – which is no bad thing.

Croque Madame and Bircher Muesli were exemplary – all the ingredients are top quality and the staff and service are very friendly – but it is tiny – very very tiny – so you may need to wait. C’est la Vie. On this brief visit Mitte would rate 5 stars out of 6 !!

76 Michael Street (cnr Rowe Street), Fitzroy North, VIC 3068