Anyway! No one could really do breakfast with me due to the all evil of classes and work and what have you - so I had my usual foodie San go with me. We decided to try somewhere new and decided on Ludo's (review by the breakfast blog) just because it's near the city and I love pesto.
Ludo's is actually quite hidden (or as San said, 'not in our part of town') - somewhere that I wouldn't really think of going into even if I walked past. :D It's a nice little cafe-style place like the usuals, nothing unusual about the set up.
We had drinks to start off with, and as I cannot function without caffeine like all self-respecting university students (I'm cutting down, I swear), I grabbed myself a Skinny Latte ($3.00) and San had a Chai Latte ($3.50).
My latte was a success. FYI, Ludo's uses Illy as their coffee blend. The coffee flavour was strong and pleasant and a nice wake up call. Ahh, could feel my whiskers coming to life, HAHHAHA.
San's Chai was decidedly a letdown. Despite the nice presentation of a pretty cup and honey, it was far from authentic chai and was very weak in taste and flavour, watery even. Ugh. Needless to say, she wasn't a shining 'Sun'.
We both ordered the same breakfast after reading the review - Pesto Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Mushrooms ($12.50). The eggs were $10.00 by themselves and mushrooms were an additional $2.50.
The price did seem a little steep for breakfast - after all, one could have a big breakfast with hash browns, bacon and sausages for $10.00 at some other city cafes. But to be honest, we were truly truly satisfied.
We both love the oven roasted tomatoes. It was nicely seasoned with a sprinkle of herbs and not roasted to the point of charcoal-black. It was soft and squishy and really yummy. The pesto eggs were something new to us both - and I really do like it. The pesto went great with the eggs and there were a lot of eggs in the scrambled, served on crusty buttery bread. I couldn't tell whether the pesto was fresh or bottled, but who cares, it tasted awesome. Yum! Also what I liked was that the eggs weren't really seasoned, and we can add salt and pepper to our taste. :)
The highlight of the whole thing? THE MUSHROOMS. OMG. If that is what mushroom heaven is like, I'll gladly be a mushroom my next life, be a really charitable mushroom and go to mushroom heaven. Except I'd be eaten by someone as greedy as me and...okay I'm crapping but OMG OMG the mushrooms!! They were the BEST I've ever tasted. Buttery, salty (but not too much of course) and fragrant and amazingly yummy. And just the right amount served to round off our breakfast dish!
And because we talk a lot and we talk and talk and talk without stopping, I got thirsty and ordered a Cappuccino ($3.00). (No, I swear I really am cutting down on caffeine)
Flavour was a little lacking compared to my latte but good coffee all the same. Definitely going back there again if only for those wow-tastic mushrooms!!
118 Queen Street
Phone: (03) 9670 9488