Thursday, 20 September 2012
Paddington Station Coffee House - Rosalie
I want it acknowledged, right here and now, that I resisted a Death by Chocolate Deluxe Milkshake made with Belgium chocolate ice cream.
I also acknowledge that this is only because I didn't see it on the menu before I ordered.
Thanks to Tash for pointing us in the direction of Paddington Station Coffee House which has replaced the Japanese eatery at 151 Baroona Road Rosalie. That's next door to the Blue Room Cinebar for those who know the area.
I can't work out where the link to the cute train station decor comes from. Was there a Paddington line with a stop at Rosalie that I don't know about? Please share if you have some information.
Otherwise the interesting decor is just a fascination assembly of railway decor, and there's nothing wrong with that. Plenty to look at while you wait for your coffee.
We popped in for a quick afternoon tea and were delighted to see shelves full of house-made goodies. I found it hard to pick but settled on a butterfly cupcake while V Diddy chose a veggie patty from the cabinet which came with a wonderful salad. Often veggie patties are too overspiced or laced with onion for my taste buds, but this one was deliciously flavoured and obviously house made.
The lunch menu is filled with lots of light options from sandwiches and open grills to fresh salads. It's easy to find something to fill the spot.
Open from breakfast till evening, Paddington Station also offers some delicious desserts. Think warm chocolate brownies with chocolate sauce and cream, hot toffee or raspberry waffles, banana and chocolate hazelnut crepes or deluxe sundaes. Home style desserts done well are a wonderful find and sorely missed in this area since Freestyle Tout moved to Emporium.
Bottom line: Perfect for a simple breakfast, light lunch or dinner and don't forget to try the desserts.
Best tip: Parking in this area can be challenging. Be prepared to walk and choose your times carefully.