Saturday, 21 July 2007

Figjam Café

Two thoughts come to mind. Either it’s a very pretentious acronym or more obviously a sweet fruity spread named café. No figs insight and hardly a shopfront which says “yeah, I rate myself, so get your ass in here”, it’s a cozy little place that’s fits perfectly into the diversity of Carnegie’s shopping strip. Unassuming and modest with its sharp modern appliances, warm orange shades, splashes of green and blue pillows on the chocolate brown cushions and large rustic wooden tables for larger groups, this smartly designed venue is a great casual meeting point for the middle-aged and young mum brigade that frequent.

No show pony fancy food either, it’s standard café fare here. Cappuccino is smooth and sweet, a well made coffee. Chai latte, heavy on the cinnamon and honey, was a little too sweet for my liking but a nice blend of spices in the full cream milk. Honey mustard mayo, avocado, green leaves and grilled chicken breast lie nestled between slices of toasted focaccia. The freshness of the ingredients is evident in this timeless and reliable combination.

A sauceless burger is like a person a third nipple, anatomically not normal. In the Figjam burger, a grilled patty of beef mince and specks of coriander form the base of the filling with caramelised onions, fried egg, crisp rasher of bacon, cheddar cheese and fresh salad on top lies in between toasted Turkish bread. Despite the lack of a liquid condiment, it’s good, the saltiness from the pig with the sweet onions and herbs providing an appealing team flavours that is sure to please. An army of cakes and fudges should cure any sweet tooth still peckish.

Nathan Buckley might not go out of his way visit, but locals should be very happy with this addition to the landscape.

3 / 5 yums!


Where? 128 Koornang Rd, Carnegie

What? Average Main - $12

Left to Right : Cappuccino, Chai Latte, Chicken Avocado Focaccia, Figjam Burger

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