Foodie Corner – Barry, Red Spice Road

Sorry for the delayed post this week. We arrived home from Port Douglas midweek and it’s taken me a few days to get everything sorted at home,. but I’m in Melbourne and right back into the local cuisine.

Barry
85 High Street
Northcote Vic 3070

It has been a really long time since I last ventured into Northcote and let me say, High Street got hip! I may be well behind the 8 ball on this one, but it’s better that I discovered it now than never.

We visited Barry for a Friday lunch and the place was buzzing. I felt a little bad making my way into a packed café with a stroller, but the staff were so lovely, and seated us in a spot where we wouldn’t be bothering anyone.

Upon first glance of the menu, I was very impressed, there were so many dishes on the menu I wanted to order, but in the end we settled in the Ricotta Hotcake (Ricotta hotcake, blackberries,  Canadian maple, roasted hazelnuts,  cacao mulberries) and the Superfood Salad (Californian superfood salad –  tri-coloured quinoa, shredded kale, wild organic rice, coriander, charred     corn, salted ricotta, black turtle beans, heirloom tomatoes, jalapeño, gojis, spicy lime vinaigrette).

Let me tell you, that ricotta hotcake was awesome! Soft, fluffy and downright delicious. It gives that Ricotta Hotcake from Top Paddock a real run for its money, definitely one of the best I’ve had in Melbourne. We gave some to bubs and I think he shared my opinion, the kid couldn’t get enough of it.

The superfood salad was just as impressive, a truly delicious example of a quinoa salad. I enjoyed every single spoonful, and although I was insanely full at the end of it, I still could have had more. So many elements, but each complimented each other perfectly and really made this a great dish.

I was really impressed with Barry, it competes with the top cafe’s in Melbourne. So make the trip to Northcote, you won’t regret it.

8/10

 

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