Showing posts with label daylesford. Show all posts
Showing posts with label daylesford. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

harvest cafe + himalaya bakery, daylesford

I love road trips. We've been getting out and about a bit of late, last weekend we went to Edgar's Mission just outside Kilmore; this coming weekend we're heading over to Ballarat; and this weekend just gone, there was a road trip to Daylesford. WITHOUT ME.

Here is a brief tour of the noms that are allegedly to be found in Daylesford:

Harvest Cafe is a cafe with a large range of vegetarian and vegan options, enjoying the patronage of (seemingly) old ducks, featuring lots of new age art, and is also a grocery store. It was here that our intrepid adventurers had lunch.

T.L.T. waiter's salad

Danni had the TLT: tempeh, lettuce and tomato. She reports: "it was very salady, the salad was very nice but she is skeptical of the vegan-ness of the mayonnaise. The tempeh was marinated but nothing fantastic. Steph can do better." (hey, I CAN do amazing things with tempeh)

Jo had the Waiter's Salad. This was mostly comprising of cabbage, and sadly lacking in dressing. The menu mentioned 'Indonesian dressing,' but noone was able to work out what that was.

sweetcorn soup

Em ordered the sweet corn soup. This was ample lunch, as Em was both unable to finish it but able to enjoy it immensely.

Lunch overall was declared, 'okay, not stellar.' Would go again if in the area.

cherry danish apple scroll

Then, our intrepid adventurers adventured on to Himalaya Bakery, where they ate delicious baked goods. Fortunately for them, they brought me home a cherry danish! And it was delicious (I love danishes).

Himalaya Bakery
73 Vincent St

Harvest Cafe
29 Albert St

Sunday, 26 April 2009

himalaya bakery, daylesford (victoria)

I love baked goods so much, and it is always a huge delight to go somewhere and buy baked goods, rather than having to bake them myself. As we were leaving Castlemaine we passed through Daylesford, and thanks to Miss T's post we were totally prepared to go looking for Himalaya Bakery.

apple scroll

Hanging out with a friend in Castlemaine the afternoon before, she'd let us know that Daylesford was empty during the week and chockas during the weekend, so as we were there on a Wednesday we figured we'd be fine for service. And we were! What we weren't prepared for was the unbelievable cold as we got out of the car. It was so cold D stopped to buy a new jacket! And we were super glad we had our scarves.

himalaya bakery in daylesford

We found Himalaya Bakery, and hurried inside where it was nice and warm and bready smelling. After the oddest miscommunication ever, we established that we'd like an apple scroll, something coffeish, and a hot chocolate. We shared the apple scroll, as I was still very full from breakfast (B+Bs are the best), and it was so exciting to have an apple scroll, for the first time since we went vegan. It was delicious! The hot chocolate also was pretty good.

cupcakes from himalayan bakery in daylesford

Warmed up and filled with delicious apple scroll, we purchased one of everything else that was vegan in their display window for later travelling noms. This ended up being three muffins: fig and sultana, coconut and apple, and chocolate. These were all pretty tasty, I think I liked the coconut and apple the best, and it was great to have some sweet treats later in the day when we were cold and hungry from wandering around at Sovereign Hill.

I would love to go back to Himalaya Bakery and give their breakfasts a go, but perhaps again on a weekday.

Himalaya Bakery
73 Vincent Street