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Published September 3rd 2012
37 degrees 38 minutes south
A couple of weekends ago I happened to be in the vicinity of 37 degrees 38 minutes south latitude. The geographically inclined would know that I was not very far from Melbourne.
Yes, I happened to be driving along the Yarra River and decided to stop by in Yarra Glen. Now most of us know that the Yarra Valley is renowned for its wineries and fine dining.
Deciding to defy convention I stopped at the Village Square and avoiding the ubiquitous Eastern fare, I decided to try a quaint little cafe which would definitely go unnoticed unless you are looking for the unnoticeable.
The afternoon being quite ripe, I didn't expect much in terms of fresh food, not that you should eat lunch at the unusual times I eat them at, but I was in for a surprise.
Not satisfied I picked up the courage to ask them whether they did serve anything else for lunch and I was pleasantly told that I could have a freshly made sandwich with toppings to my liking on their freshly baked bread.
I jumped for joy and went ahead with a smoked chicken sandwich on rye bread with oodles of cheese and with a whole host of other toppings I will let you discover.
I followed this with a smoked tuna sandwich and washed it all down with some piping hot Earl Grey.
Next came the piece de resistance in the form of freshly baked chocolate muffins and I had a couple of them purely because they were delicious and hard to resist.
Chatting with the head waitress, I discovered that the place had been in operation for some 10 years now and they always baked their own bread and almost all the items on the menu were made right there in their kitchen.
Incidentally the cafe also doubles as a mini art gallery which displays the handiwork of most probably local artists.
I left with delicious thoughts of the very hospitable "Delicious" cafe vowing to be back there the next time I stopped at Yarra Glen. Appears the owner has plans to sell the place, but I do hope the "Delicious" tradition still lives on.