The Time is Ripe for Harvest Espresso - Victoria Park

One of the blessings of working the night shift is the ability to enjoy a great breakfast to start the day! Well on this particularly beautiful morning Miss. A and I headed straight down to Harvest Espresso to check out their new Spring menu and for a good old catch up face-to-face! We arrived at 9am on the dot and thankfully the cafe was only half full, which meant we were able to get awesome seats right next to the window. 

We got straight down to business, carefully read the menu and ordered!

Red Mango Ice Tea ($6)

For refreshments, I ordered the Red Mango Ice Tea, which was a mixture of red tea, apple juice and mango puree. This drink was very similar to the one I had at City Farm Cafe, except I have to say, I loved the addition of the mango puree in Harvest Espresso's version of the red iced tea! I felt healthier already!

Matcha Latte ($5)

Crab Melt ($18.50)

For the mains I chose their crab melt. The crab mixture was sandwiched in between very thick slices of grilled brioche and on the side was a small serving of iceberg and mixed seed salad. As you can see from the photos, the crab mix was very creamy. It was difficult to distinguish the crab pieces from the other components of the mix, which was a little bit of a let down, but the mix was very tasty nonetheless. The brioche were grilled perfectly and they slathered on just the right amount of butter. The sandwich on its own would've been too heavy, but the iceberg and mixed seed salad added a much needed lightness and refreshing-ness to the dish. The zesty dressing really cut through the heaviness of the sandwich and the seeds (pepita and sunflower seeds from what I can see) added a tiny bit of crunch. This is definitely not something I would have everyday, but a very satisfying dish for those "once-in-a-while" moments.

Braised Pork Belly ($24.50)

Miss. A decided on something more substantial, the braised pork belly. When this dish was served, we were both more than impressed by the presentation. It was like being served your own personal garden on a plate. The pork belly with the very crispy-looking crackling very much outshined the crab melt dish! Other than the pork belly, the dish came with poached eggs, pea puree and morcilla (blood sausage). Miss. A was nice enough to share a little bit of everything with me. The pork belly was very tender and delicious! The crackling was difficult to cut with a knife, but once we chewed it, it was very satisfying, although I had hopped it would've been even more crunchy and crispy.My favourite part of this dish was morcilla. When we read the menu, we were not aware of what a morcilla was, so we were pleasantly surprised to find it was blood pudding and this one was very tasty! Just delicious!

Although I had to slowly drag my bottom to work after the meal we just had, the amazing breakfast was a great start to the day. The catch up with Miss. A was equally as amazing and unbeknownst to me, was just what I needed! So, we both loved Harvest's new Spring menu and I would rate them 8.5/10!

Restaurant Information

Harvest Espresso
629 Albany Highway
Victoria Park
Ph: 9355 5884
Instagram: @harvest_espresso
Facebook: Harvest Espresso

Harvest Espresso Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Restaurant information and prices were true and correct on 24th September 2015. Prices inclusive of 10% GST.

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