I stumbled upon Rasberry Fool one day while walking into town from school to meet Elvine, who was having his haircut.
It’s not a particularly good looking place (if I could be honest, the furniture looks abit old and the place could do with a fresh coat of paint), nor had I heard about it before, though I did remember coming across it on Urbanspoon. Undeterred, we went in and had a really satisfying brunch!
I went again with Janice for lunch on another occasion and I think she loved it too. She even asked the waitress where the greens for the salad were from because the quality is different from the kind we get from the supermarket or some restaurants. True enough, they’re from a local farmer (probably small-timer) somewhere in Tassie. There is just this difference between produce from small farms and large commercial farms that I can’t understand. Why? Do plants know that they were loving hand-watered instead of a large sprinkler or something?
Janice’s smashed avocado on toast with greens, pesto and soft boiled eggs. If you’ve read this blog long enough, I’m sure you’ll know that these are all my favourite ingredients in one dish (minus the salad). The soft boiled eggs are a nice change from the usual poached eggs, though I’m not sure I like them cold. I liked how the whole dish was rather bland, such that you could taste the natural flavours, with only the pesto providing the saltiness. I think there is some sort of dressing in the salad as well but I pushed all of mine away when I had it. The avo, eggs and toast are a meal on their own, I didn’t really need the greens.
On this occasion, I decided to try to bubble and squeak. I’ve been seeing this on menus but never once tried it because they’re normally described to me as veggie patties. Raspberry Fool’s version had bacon, and in my books you can do no wrong with bacon so I ordered it. And oh bacon I got! Their version of bubble and squeak was.. deconstructed. It basically looked like a stirfry of bacon (a lot of it), cabbage, potato bits and other veggies. Again topped with the salad.
I never thought I’d say this but… there was way too much bacon in my dish. The veggies tasted great, because they tasted of bacon, but at one point, I started picking out the bacon because it was just too salty! I’m not sure I’d order this again because it was just far too salty, but I would say that I would definitely consider the bubble and squeak should I come across it on another menu.
Sitting in the café, I noticed that most customers were regulars. Office workers who came in, grabbed their takeaway coffees, and a wrap or pie from the glass display. They knew the barista and he knew them, it was all very friendly and casual. Its nice that the ready made offerings change daily, so the regulars always have something different to look forward to when they come in. I know I wouldn’t return to a café daily for lunch if they only served the same 10 things!
I'm actually posting in reverse chronological order because the above pictures are from a planned trip with Janice so I brought my camera out:)
The below ones are from my iphone but I tried (keyword being tried) to edit them to look abit better:)
|On our last day of school, we brought morning tea to share. One girl brought these gorgeous butterfly cupcakes|
that she got from Raspberry Fool, along with another 12 passionfruit ones. She must have spent a bomb!
|My avo on toast when I came with elvine. Technically I've posted this above|
already but I took the picture so I'm posting it! #asiftakepictureneedmoney
|Elvine's soup of the day, can't remember what it is now since we visited at least|
2 months back! I remember it to be good but slightly too salty.
|How cute are these tomato sauce bottles?|
85 Bathurst St
Hobart TAS 7000
|Because I don't know where to put these last 2 random photos I'll just stick them here haha.|
After Raspberry Fool, we went shopping for a short while before catching a movie!
Its at least 3 movies ago so I can't even remember which haha #failblogger
|Followed by dinner at Nandos:) Yummy:)|
Thats my idea of a perfect date. Simple pleasures!