Jeremy and I awoke early today for the weekend, with some errands we wanted to run later in the day. So to make the most of our early rising we thought we'd head over to Cantina knowing that if we couldn't get in we'd trot down to Beaufort St Merchant instead. Luckily the earliness of the time meant we got a table inside amid the steamy dishes being served to customers all around us. It smelt amazing the moment we stepped in.
We start things off with ordering a drink each. Since it's kinda cold outside (the rain comes and goes while we're eating) I order a pot of peppermint tea. Jeremy gets a serving of tart orange juice which comes out in a tall glass and is an incredibly vibrant orange. He looks very pleased with the taste and I myself am really enjoying my tea which is zingy and comforting as it makes it way down my throat.
But in the end I go with my gut (and love of mushrooms) and choose the Baked Egg, Mushroom, Ricotta and Breadcrumbs ($17). I'm always curious about baked eggs because different places tend to use different flavours to enhance this cooking style.
Last week's breakfast at Miss Kitty's was announced as one of my best ever. Well that title has very quickly been replaced now. Thank you Cantina, I will now need to be back asap to have this again!
On our way out we stop by the till and order a Portugese Custard Tart and a slice of the Frangipan tart for my mother who we'll be seeing later. I haven't yet had a report on her baked good, but our custard tarts were phenomenal. Flaky, delicious pastry with a barely sweetened filling. It's everything this kind of dessert should be and I'm almost ashamed to admit I basically inhale it after my first sample bite.