Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ego is not a dirty word

I woke up this morning to the beautiful swish of traffic in the rain only to realise in that magical nano-second that only happens as your brain defrosts from sleep...."I don't have to get up today, it's my day off"...sweet as apples!

Fed the hungry puppies, hopped in the hot shower and high-tailed it to our favourite new cafe in town Ego's Culinaria owned by Christian Reuther.

I know it's a big call, but I reckon this joint is the single best cafe, hands down, in this area.  The overall vibe of the place is just as Goldilocks would have liked...not too busy, not too quiet. There's always someone you know having some breaky that you can have a chat to, or a newspaper to devour over your morning cup of joe.  You kinda feel like you've entered the "Cheers Bar"....where everybody knows your name....[sing along here].

There's a gorgeous adjoining gift shop called Peonies & Picnics to have a squiz at while you're waiting for your food which sells decadently beautiful french homewares and gifts.

But the real clincher is the food. And oh my god, it is just divine.  Today I had Spicy chick peas & asparagus with home made turkish bread & water melon salad.  Kyla had home made crumpets with poached pears, bacon & maple syrup.  Rock n Roll!

Christian's cakes are another whole blog entry I tell you, so I'll save that story for another time, but I had to take some photos because they were just amazing.

Mel & Dan who work there make THE BEST soy lattes around and are suspiciously happy all the time...maybe because they know they know they've got the best hospitality gig in town, hanging out with all those bloody cakes!

Anyway, if you are visiting Daylesford or are a local here, Ego's Culinaria.....GET ON IT!


  1. Wow! Sounds amazing, thanks for the tip x

  2. Me thinks we'll be tryin' it this weekend! :-) x