2 Kallista-Emerald Road, Kallista, VIC. 03 9752 1380
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Cook's Corner Cafe
If you keep going though the Kallista round-about and head towards the Patch, you will come across Cook’s Corner. Situated in a house in what seems the middle of the forest is a tranquil refuge in the hills. I have been here a number of times before but unfortunately the coffee went from being excellent to barely drinkable. This was a shame because I always loved the food. There is seating inside with a cosy heater or if it is a nice sunny day you can sit outside. A Mexican menu is now on offer which looked interesting, as well as the corresponding cocktails. The service here is usually good but on this instance the waiter was very keen on up-selling which was very unpleasant. If I wanted to order these items, I would have done so! Instead, numerous ‘no thanks’ were needed. I ordered the Smoked Salmon Sandwich ($10.95). Smoked salmon, cream cheese, rocket, avocado, red onion, and crispy capers served on ciabatta sourdough. The crispy capers made a novel addition to the sandwich which was very big and tasty. The bread was easy to eat unlike some places where you need razor sharp teeth to bite into it. My friend ordered the Chicken Sandwich ($10.95). Roast chicken, avocado, bacon, cheese, rocket, and a garlic aioli. She could barely eat it all as it was so filling but delicious. Our coffees arrived and thankfully, the coffee ($3.50) today was back to being great! A complementary chocolate freckle also sits proudly on the teaspoon accompanying the coffee. Now for sweets...The scones here are huge and at $3.80, they must be one of the best value Devonshire teas in the hills. One scone is a meal in its self. The essential jam and cream are also excellent. Yummy food here as always!