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Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo, Cannelini Beans, Cherry Tomatoes - The Maling Room

Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo, Cannelini Beans, Cherry Tomatoes - The Maling Room AUD13

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Located in a gorgeous post office with loads of natural light filtering through stained glass window signs of Money Orders, Post Office Boxes, etc., this buzzy little cafe at the top of Maling Road, Canterbury is a treat to visit.

 

The coffee there was very good, as evidenced by the lovingly drawn latte art in our caffe latte. The steamed milk was dense and creamy and the coffee frangrant and strong.

 

I was a bit sceptical at the fig, ginger and walnut flourless pudding, especially when the tag said gluten free. Being a lover of chewy noodles, gluten-free is like blasphemy! That said, a lot of Asian rice or bean based foods are absolutely delicious! We were pleasantly surprised by how moist the pudding was. It was made with almond meal which gave it a nice balance to the figs and the syrup it had been infused with.

 

The scrambled eggs were also good, but not fantastic. The chorizo with the eggs were a bit of a let down by being too salty and greasy, without the smokiness of paprika. At least the cannellini beans and roasted cherry tomatoes helped to bring some harmony into the dish.

 

Some reviews about this cafe didn't seem very positive, but it's a busy little cafe, where the service sometimes can't catch up to the flow of customers. They obviously are doing something right if they have that many customers!

 

The Maling Room

206 Canterbury Rd Canterbury 3126

(03) 9836 9889

 

Reviews:

- Coffee lovers' stamp of approval, by Leanne Tolra, The Age, Epicure November 28, 2006

- The Maling Room - Melbourne Cafe Reviews

 

Photos:

- Decor

- Caffe Latte

- Fig, Ginger and Walnut Flourless Pudding (gluten free)

- Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo, Cannelini Beans, Cherry Tomatoes

 

 

KBlood, cheng and 23 more people faved this
  • 3135754 7y

    yay~ small portions of beans!
  • Alpha 7y

    KBlood, thanks for the favorite. :)

    Chad Huang, what's wrong with huge portions of beans?
    i love em!
  • 3135754 7y

    im just not friends with beans...
  • cheng 7y

    this really is mouthwatering.
  • dis_cover_y 7y

    looks nice, but i'd pick all the beans out...not a big fan :)
  • Alpha 7y

    ZuC.V, thanks for the favorite.
    i love the colours.

    dis_cover_y, what have beans done to you? :)
    i love em... creamy, mushy and especially if they're garlicky :)
  • dis_cover_y 7y

    what they did to me? well, i belong to the Russian Orthodox church, 4 times a year i think for like 40 days every time we are supposed to fast, basically we become vegetarians, not many people respect that any more, but my grandparents were very strict about it, every time i visited during fasting time, it was either beans or potatoes in different interpretations, I think I had enough...potatoes however I like :P

    wiki on fasting
  • Alpha 7y

    heh heh... think of it like an annual detox :)
    that's the same excuse my sis had with soy beans... she had too much when she was a kid. she's starting to get over it though...
  • Alpha 7y

    kuzuoka, thanks for the favorite.
  • Alpha 7y

    JasonG, thanks for the favorite.
  • marcy0414 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eat Around the World (at home), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Alpha 7y

    marcy0414, thanks for the invitation.
    Added.
  • {o-f-f} 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ۰۪۪۫۫●۪۫۰Love Eating Egg۰۪۪۫۫●۪۫۰, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Alpha 7y

    εRica ツ, thanks for the invitation.
    Added!
  • Alpha 7y

    Ecki0825, thanks for the favorite.
  • Scott Henderson 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chorizo Sausage, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Alpha 6y

    rabidscottsman, thanks for the invitation. Added.
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  • saimon eric 1mo

    Hmm yummy, creamy lovely mouthwatering dish, I love beans…. this content
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