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This morning we trialled again the breakfast possibilities of Oxfork - a promising looking cafe in East Oxford. While yet again they produced excellent coffee, and while they exude the sort of ambience I'd expect in my favourite Melbourne brunch spots, they seem to falter on this point. I'm trying to work out why I am consistently disappointed on this point in Oxford.

Essentially what I want is this: a comfy or interesting premises, which serves excellent coffee and has a reasonable array of breakfasty/brunchy options that are sufficient in number or varied often enough that I could conceive of indulging in brunch once or twice a month without getting bored. And I would really quite like something beyond a standard cooked breakfast. Sweetcorn hotcakes, french toast, avocado on toasted sourdough, bircher muesli - all these things were pretty standard in Melbourne circa 2001-2006. And while I have now found excellent coffee in two locations here, the breakfast on offer is a bit boring. At one there a few sandwich/bagel/toast type options, and at this it was pretty much eggs and toast or full english. Yes, both do pastries etc, but I want brunch goddammit!

I'm beginning to feel like Kate in Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul and her desire for a delivered pizza in London. This one shortcoming of Oxford irks more than it should, because it seems such a simple and wonderful thing to desire.  What say you, my friends? 


 

Date: 2012-04-15 05:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frith_in_thorns
Your poll appears not to exist :P

Date: 2012-04-15 06:52 pm (UTC)
frith_in_thorns: (Default)
From: [personal profile] frith_in_thorns
Maybe it decided your answer was awesome enough that no one else's opinion was needed?

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