Cafe EssenGarema Arcade, Garema PlaceCivic, Canberra, ACTOpen daily, 7 am - 10 pm
Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross once famously sang that the best things in life are free. Ex-Victorian premier Steve Bracks, whilst wearing his fiscally restrained Premier's hat, once infamously declared that there was no such thing as a free lunch. Well there's no such thing as a free breakfast either (with a few exceptions), but that shouldn't mean that you can't count the ritual of going out for breakfast as one of those treasured (though not necessarily free) best things in life, right? A long held off agreement to meet for breakfast before work finally came to fruition this week when we got off our backsides and headed over to Civic for brekkie, namely to Essen. Below is a visual summary of what we had. It was tasty and it was filling. Most pertinently, the coffee was gooooood (go the double shot, I say).
Full table ensured no one left the table feeling short changed
(Note the already drained mugs of coffee.
Translation? Coffee comes out promptly. Food a little less so).
Corn fritters, with a serve of bacon and a slice of texas toast
All up, good eating was done at Essen, save for the slightly unpleasant feeling of having overdone it and realising that (medical?) assistance in