Corner of Queensberry St and Chetwynd St, North Melbourne
Date visited: 24th January 2013
Grigons & Orr was recommended to us by Hui, who pointed it out as we passed by on our way to brunch the other day. It is a corner store milkbar cafe that is open from 7-4 on weekdays and 8-4 on weekends. They also do all day breakfast and lunch.
Entering Grigons & Orr was like finding a nice, cool oasis in the baking 33 degree heat. When I saw the cute interior, I was ready to hang myself. I had forgotten my camera and realised it on the way but it was too ridiculously hot to double back, so I thought screw it, we'll just rely on our mobile phone cameras.
There was a impressive floor to ceiling shelf behind the counter reminiscent of an old lolly store. Kids would adore this.
I have to thank MerlinFan and her iPhone for most of the photos. Although my old Nokia (which isn't too bright for a supposed smartphone) is capable at times of pretty good photos, it can get temperamental and today was one of those days. Not happy, Jan!
|Banana Espresso (left), Lassi Come Home (right) both $7.50|
As always, we chose a sweet and a savoury to share.
I chose the Pulled Pork Roll. The roll was lightly toasted, soft on the inside and crunchy outside. The pork hock was slow cooked then fast cooked - it was tender, smokey and salty, reminded me of ham. Laden with rocket, salsa verde and aoili, you have got one very tasty pork roll. I should mention as well, it was huge. We almost finished it.
|Pulled Pork Roll $17.50|
|French Toast $16.50|
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