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Larder Section Cafe

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by vistillhere (subscribe)
Casual brunch-er. Serial skincare addict.
Published February 28th 2013
There is a wonderful kitchen in town, turning out sandwiches of a quality far beyond the boring counterparts we all went through during school.

Larder Section is nestled in the ever popular Hardware Lane. We almost overlook it because of its dull, grey exterior walls. The name, done in bold, white against the glass, alerts us we have found the right place, however, and we take a step in.

The limited seating strongly suggests they are more of a take away place. Outside there are a few tables for those who come in pairs. For those less pressed for time, there is a large communal table to the right side of the room to enjoy your meal in comfort.

The walls hold framed pages, with at least one of them giving the recipe of a range of different sauces. Most food options stay below the $10 cap. Such range from the low-priced breakfast menu, including selections of toast with different condiments, to gourmet sandwiches; the most expensive being the lamb and salmon options at $11.90 each.

Feeling that I should honour my diet, I ordered the Vege Patch but skipped the cheddar sauce. Rather than leave it out altogether, the man offered to substitute it with a pea mint dressing, that would still complement the filling nicely, and right he was.

The pickled cauliflower was more pungent than I'd expected but was definitely downplayed by the mint. Texture wise, the sandwich was great fun to consume as it ranged from the brittle beetroot crisps to the satisfying crunch of chickpeas, to the pillowy softness of the outer casing.

Coffee beans are from Wide Open Road and the beverage comes only in white or black. On that particular day they were also serving a delectable looking chocolate tart. Unfortunately we were too bloated after that, and had to pass on it. Until next time!

Speaking of which, they're only open weekdays from 7.30 am - 3.30 pm. Rock up on the weekend and you'll be disappointed!
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Why? Gourmet sandwiches to go, for $12 or less
When: Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: 99396064
Where: 37 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Cost: $10
Your Comment
So much for your diet; you were trying to be good, but that toasted sandwich is mammoth size. I think portion-wise, it is a bit over the top.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 2427 days ago
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