Oh Melbourne, why are you so beautiful today when I have to be stuck at home doing assignments?
Hi everyone. I am feeling very inspired to blog today. Melbourne's weather is absolutely perfect today. The sun is shining ever so brightly and it's starting to warm up a little. I am truly sorry for lack of updates I have been bogged down with assignments and classes and placements. I know. NO excuses. But I am going to use them anyway.
Because my sis and I have a very busy afternoon working (yes, even though it is a nice beautiful Saturday and I should be out having fun, I am stuck at home finishing assignments that are due next week), we decided to treat ourselves to a very lovely brunch session this morning. Right now, I am suffering from a little food coma and my couch is beckoning me that I shall resist.
And you know what, it's such a gorgeous day, my apartment is brightly lit and I am just in such a happy place at the moment that I am going to update this very dead blog of mine. And hopefully, keep updating it as much as I possibly can!
SO. Rita's. OMG. This place was amazing. Just simply amazing. I cannot remember the last time feeling this happy and excited about a brunch place.
Unlike the typical rustic feel that almost every Melbourne cafe gives, this was a good combination of modern and rustic. I absolutely adore this place. To think I discovered this while I was driving home one night with a friend. It's so clean and simple inside and has a very lovely open and spacious feeling to it.
As usual, I ordered myself a Cappuccino and it was good. It was nutty, not sour at all (because I really don't like my coffee to taste sour) and had a really good froth to it. Definitely my kind of coffee. My sis had herself a double shot latte, which was a little sour apparently, but I guess that's what happens when you ask for a double shot of coffee.
I was struggling to decide what I wanted to order today. I usually will plan ahead by going onto the website and looking at the menu to see what I would like to try, but I totally forgot about it so was in a state of panic while deciding today. In the end, we were both very happy with the food and left the place feeling a little comatose. A good sign in my books.
We ordered 3 dishes to share: eggs Benedict with pulled pork, pulled pork burger with fried eggs and french toast stuffed with Nutella and macerated strawberries. Are you drooling yet? Are you?
The eggs Benedict was tasty and jam packed with flavour. But the true test was the poached egg. No eggs Benedict is perfect unless the yolk was runny. And runny it was. Imagine my delight when I cut into the egg and the yolk just started oozing.
I will definitely be going back to Rita's soon and am looking forward to my next meal there. (P.S. They do dinners as well, so if you don't feel like having brunch, go for dinner. I know I will.)
239 Johnston Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
(03) 9419 8233