Never heard of Devon's luxurious Ultimate Toastie?
Well, I suppose the foodies want to keep this secret from getting out even further. At the current rate, this famed breakfast is getting insanely popular. People are congregating to this little pale-blue cafe with unshakable faith and devotion on this chilly winter morning.
Devon Cafe change their menu with the season. Put your best foot forward for these limited-edition dishes.
Today, this little cafe was jammed packed with keen diners so the wait for service is slightly slow. We were seated at front facing the street with plenty of natural lights. This gave us the opportunity and the time to smell the flowers. Lovely cheery pink, aren't they not?
What we got was a lovely lavender purple drink filled with blueberry, raspberry, yoghurt, ice cream and honey. Ice-cream - did you hear that? This was like a dessert drink. It tasted fantastic. It was light, sweet and we absolutely love it.
The buckwheat blini was soft and moist with beautifully cured king salmon swirled at the top. It is artfully decorated with pearly salmon caviar, micro herbs and two perfectly poached eggs at the center. The ingredients tasted perfect together. To me, it was a magical dish.
Next came the signature dish - the long awaited Ultimate Toastie on the Chef's Specials menu.
We waited with anticipation like little kids (I blamed the Merry Berry to make us this happy). As this was brought to the table the aroma of truffle wafting past was unmistakable.
A thick crusty sourdough toastie smeared with parsley and garlic butter topped with pecorino, inoki mushrooms and wild mushrooms and melted gruyere cheese, sided with two perfectly cooked sunny-up eggs and all generously topped with shaved black truffle.
One look will have you salivating.
My friend wanted to cut through it immediately but I intervened in time to get a few original photos in its preserved untouched form.
Although it was a vegetarian dish, the meat-lover will find this dish quite substantial and filling. The fresh plump mushrooms have an equivalent sensation as a think meat patty. Sausages dimmed next to this breakfast dish.
I am happy to report - the Ultimate Toastie was irresistibly scrumptious with great flavours. It was rich, creamy and earthy. The essence of truffle, mixed mushrooms and butter permeated through the sourdough.
We relished every bite. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal so much. It was no wonder why this ultimate special has attracted many headlines and caused such a long queue down Devonshire street.
All dishes here are pretty gorgeous but you should go in with the expectation that the prices will reflect the fine dining pedigree of the chefs.
Yes they were a little on the pricey side but occasionally we should spoil ourselves. Life can be hard and it may seems that we spent most of our time trying to please everyone else but ourselves. It is all right to think about ourselves once in a while. It is not selfish, it is a way to appreciate yourself.