206 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury VIC. 03 9836 9889
Sunday, 3 February 2013
The Maling Room
Back in Maling Road again! Today I want to try The Maling Room as for some reason I have never tried it before. Clearly this cafe has the most ideal location in the street. Right on the corner of Maling and Canterbury Roads, The Maling Room is situated in a lovely old building which was the former post office. The old, stained glass windows are delightful! We grabbed a table inside and were quickly offered a menu. Such a lot of yummy choices and extremely great value for what was on offer. Breakfast is served until 3pm. The first page of the menu consisted of breakfast options including Truffle Eggs ($17.00) which sounds lovely. 18 month aged cheddar with scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomato, and drizzled with truffle oil served on sourdough toast. The other page showed a variety of interesting lunch options that really enticed us today. I chose the Mushroom Burger ($13.50). Field mushroom, feta, rocket, char-grilled capsicum, pickled onions, and chipotle mayonnaise on a brioche bun. It was served on a wooden chopping board with an accompanying side salad of mixed leaves, tomato, and cucumber linguine with a yummy dressing. This was one of the best meals I have had for some time and I am now obsessed with brioche buns. My friend chose the Croque Monsieur ($10.00). Grilled sandwich with leg ham, tomato, cheese and béchamel sauce. It was large and luscious and highly recommended. We ordered a couple of lattes ($3.70). A special note in the menu informed us that the milk is steamed to 60-65 degrees giving it a sweet and creamy texture but if you want it to be hot like my friend did then all you do is ask and it is no problem at all. The coffee tasted beautiful. The house-made cakes look very tempting and very well priced. Service was awfully efficient. Our food was served soon after ordering. Can’t recommend this cafe enough and it would have to be my new, favourite cafe in Maling Road...