I’m not sure if i’m the only one but sometimes i feel like i cant bring certain friends (specifically male friends), to certain food places simply because it a “healthy food” cafe. For some reason, there seemed to be this whole misconception that healthy food doesn’t taste good, and “dude food” would be more appropriate (think along the lines of fried chicken or a pulled pork burger). But sometimes a girl gets lucky and finds herself at Bread and Circus. Plus points for friends who dont discriminate and were willing to give it a go.
It was a rainy weekend and although we arrived after the lunch hour there was still a bit of a wait, approximately half hour to be precise. We agreed as we were still relatively filled from our previous brunch and decided to wait in the meantime next door at Don Campos with a coffee.
It’s always coffee o’clock and a warm cup of caffeine is always welcome on a rainy day. I do hear they make cronuts but none were on display that day. The Rosetta Stone Artisan Bakery next door were serving up some tempting baked goods, but stomach space had to be reserved for the food that was coming next.
After a relatively short wait, we were seated at the table and we were given the menu of the day as food here varies slightly daily.
Coffee was already had so out came the Something Green (6), a lemon based green smoothie with kale, spinach, cucumber and celery. Definitely green and very clean.
The Organic Brown Rice Chicken Congee (14) is simple and homey, served with wedges of sourdough. It was the perfect comforting bowl on a wet rainy day served with wedges of fluffy soft sourdough.
Our favourite dish of the day came out as their daily plate of Chicken Schnitzel. If you still believe that healthy wholesome food cannot possibly taste good, this would be the dish to prove you wrong. Starting with the chicken, the meat itself was so moist and juicy despite part of it being chicken breast. Then the crumb which was herby, flavoursome, addictive and mindblowingly good, if you know the recipe please do share.Theres also some sauce on the side, but the chicken itself didnt need any of it. It was a generous serve so we all got to try, but this was probably a dish you dont want to share. Sharing is caring but sometimes it’s so good you want to be greedy.
The Chicken Sandwich box (15) also arrives with chicken, salad, dressing and soft fluffy sourdough. Essentially, a healthy lunch box complete with greens, protein and carbs to fuel your day. The bread is really good here and i assume its coming from Rosetta Artisan next door. Probably worth the visit some time.
I’m not a fan of waiting in line, but if you’re curious to try out good food that not only tastes good but feels good then it’s probably worth a visit. Who knows, it might change your mind. And if its all too healthy, conveniently you can also grab a cronut next door to even it out.