Every time the husband and I come back from a meal outing, we cross all these interesting looking cafes close to our house, and we always make a solemn vow, ‘We have got to explore our streets more often‘, yet we never do, except for the planned grocery and unplanned ATM trips. But this Sunday, after a lovely swim for me, (and a football session for him), we were hungry, I didn’t want to cook, it was a sunny day, and all the pieces just fell together. Although I have eaten at a few places behind our house, this was our first meal together in a cafe on Carlisle Street, and we visited Las Chicas. The cafe has a nice vibe, and you can choose to sit inside or outside. No big booths or large tables here. The whole seating arrangement gives off a cosy feel. The menu also has a decidedly brunch-y feel to it, with a majority of all day breakfast options; eggs in different ways, big breakfast, pancakes (am hankering after the pecan and banana pancakes the next time I visit), smashed avocado on toast, and the like. They also do alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. As always, I was crazy hungry and perused the food items on the other diners plates, and am pretty sure I kind of pissed off the girl sitting next to me. She was sipping on something that looked super delicious, and instead of asking her what it was (like any normal person would do), I kept alternating between glancing, and ogling at it. Sheesh. When the server came by to take our orders, asked him about it, and it was good ol’ Chocolate Milkshake. Well, doodle-dee, I will definitely have what she is having.
So, the husband ordered a Breakfast Burrito and a Coffee milkshake. The burrito was a yummy tortilla wrap stuffed to the brim with scrambled egg, chopped onions, tomatoes, and crispy bacon, served with this incredible chili dipping sauce. The coffee milkshake was just to our taste, chilled, super milky, less sweet, and strong coffee – Indian home-made style.
For me, I was dead-set on the Chocolate milkshake (all that ogling!) and Field Mushroom Burger. Husband wasn’t too happy with my food choice, ‘what’s a burger without meat?!‘ but for me, it ticked all the boxes: brioche bun, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, tons of spinach, and portabello mushrooms. droool. It was so slam-bang yummy good!
The dish came with a portion of taro chips which tasted incredibly like sweet-potato nutty wafers rather than being overly sweet or salty. Gobbled up in a jiffy. All the four items were bang on in terms of taste, and initially we thought that our appetites wouldn’t be satiated with just these food items, but by the end of it, we were struggling to finish up the food on our plates. The portions pack a lot of individual, tasty components into the full dish. One cafe down in Carlisle, and if Las Chicas was any indication, we are not going to be disappointed with the others for sure. Bring it on :)
Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. All meals and drinks were paid for by myself, and all opinions are also, from my own knowitall self.