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Published May 23rd 2019
Reach for the moon or a flourless cake at Lelunar
This cafe is a relatively recent addition at Epping Plaza and you might not even know it's there if you don't go looking for it. If you tend to park in the undercover area and take the escalator up you might not find Lelunar. This lovely cafe is tucked away between the Post Office entrance and Target, all the way across the Plaza at the other end. But once you've discovered it, you might actually make the effort to get there.
Since we'd had a good brunch, we were just looking to lounge around and keep the weight off our feet before heading out again. This spot was perfect. They have outside seating area where you can just sit and watch people go by, kids throwing tantrums in new and different ways, shoppers coming out of Harris Scarfe and Target with bags almost as big as themselves, and folks who've decided they've had enough and rushing out towards the exit with determined looks on their faces. The staff are quick to attend to you even though you're outside and don't leave you waiting. So you get the best of both worlds.
This was my second visit to Lelunar and I was quite pleased with the big breakfast and coffee I'd had. So here I was again and I wasn't disappointed. I can now confirm that their coffee is great. They have a special blend which promises the world and I always fall for that sort of thing. But this was one of those rare occasions when it went my way. It's good, strong coffee and I loved it. The hot chocolate wasn't far behind and it passed suma cum laude. This, from a hot chocolate nut who sulks a whole day if it didn't quite hit the mark.
They have all day breakfast with a good variety of omelettes, along with the usual big brekkie, eggs on toast, pancake, and rolls, and then something quirky like green eggs on toast. It's a good range what with Spanish eggs and Canadian breakfast joining in the melee.
If you're not after a hearty breakfast, there's the bruschetta, sandwiches, wraps options as well as delectable scones. Lunch options include burgers, schnitzels, salads, souvlaki, grilled fish and chicken.
it's a lovely, spacious, open-plan setting that makes you feel relaxed and not crowded in even when most of the tables are taken. The inside area is clean and airy and still retains the new cafe feel. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food arrives without any fuss. The pricing is not too high and the helpings don't make you feel cheated.