When a friend recently suggested a catch up over brunch I happily accepted, only to be completely stuck when asked where we should go. I wanted to meet somewhere halfway for both of us, so Pakenham was the answer to that part, but I couldn't think of a single place to go. Luckily a bit of Googling uncovered this little gem - The Lakeside Mill - and I was not disappointed.
This contemporary Australian restaurant and lounge has a large open plan dining room, an outdoor courtyard, two New York Style Bars, a sidewalk cafe servery and a delicious menu to boot. The breakfast menu offers many delicious items such as poached eggs with truffle oil, ricotta hotcakes, as well as the classic avocado smash. With all of these choices, it was hard to decide but I went with the classic Avocado Smash, with chevre, charred lemon, beetroot chips and sourdough - it was delicious.
Making the experience even better was the amazing chia tea and the excellent service that The Lakeside Mill offers. Thus ensuring, that I will certainly be back - but next time for lunch or a sneaky drink!