On my visit back home to Australia from London, I stopped by one of my favourite places, the Sunshine Coast, and spent many a weekend spent partying, eating, sunbaking, swimming and drinking (....and repeat). It was nice to be back and enjoy the sun and some of the newest cafes that have graced the town. An eclectic and quirky bistro that has popped up since my last visit was quick to catch my eye and after little debate, a friend and I decided to make our way there for a much needed, quality Australian breakfast. That place - none other than The Velo Project. I had heard great things on our drive to the cafe; it was good for food, coffee, service, not to mention, organic, healthy and all those 'in' things.
You can't really miss Velo, from afar. You just want to come up and join in the fun. The decor is unconventional yet inviting, something that I have missed on the London circuit. There is a distinct bicycle theme that runs throughout the venue, right down to the presentation of the cuttlery (nice to see my dollars about to be spent in this establishment are going to good use) which was very cute and put me in a well happy mood.
Cuttlery @ The Velo Project (photo instagram @neelsmcgee)
On your way in it is inevitable that you will be eagarly scanning diner's plates to see what tickles your tastebuds. Fresh farm eggs, organic vegetables and the distinct aroma of rich dandelion latte are just a few that emerse the senses.
The menu is simple, yet each dish is bursting the flavour. I decided to order the Velo Vegi Delight (after having this recommended by a regular) whilst a friend selected the English Farmer's Breakfast (still heatlhier than any English farmer I know). Teamed with a freshley brewed cup of their signature Dandelion Latte, our appetites were put into a subdued state whilst we waited for our breakfasts to come out.
English Farmer's Breakfast @ The Velo Project (photo instagram @neelsmcgee)
Mine was first out the door and what a delicious spectacle. There is always something rewarding about seeing greens instead of grease on your plate. The eggs were poached with just the right amount of run and the roasted vegetables and sourdough were the perfect complimenting factors to finish the dish.
Equally as appealing were the devine juices that are blended in-house. I opted for apple, strawberry, watermelon and mint....heaven. This was the perfect end to a delicious, healthy breakfast.
When you are next on the coast, head over to The Velo Project. Suitable for couples, families and young lovers it is definitely a catch for the Sunshine Coast.
Velo Veg Delight w Eggs @ The Velo Project (photo instagram @neelsmcgee)