Scrambled Eggs with Mushroom, $16
We went to Artichoke for lunch only to find a weekend brunch-only menu. The menu is interesting but we settled for a simple scrambled eggs, mushrooms, rocket and brie. I was impressed by the light seasoning that brought out the taste of fresh rockets. The mushrooms were lightly sauteed to draw out their musky fragrance while retaining their form and moisture. Brie added a touch of class and stronger flavour to the eggs and vegetables. Nice, well-executed and clean flavours. I like.
Banana Bread, $10
Other than its name Artichoke on weekends is yet another brunch cafe that looks like a page from the Ikea catalogue. Not to be mistaken, I do like brunch or rather I do like the feeling of having brunch at a nice cafe. An idle mid-morning, wholesome breakfast, comfortable and stylish setting is almost an instant success formula for cafes these days. Yet I am supposed to be choked with art bursting with creativity and not boring minimalist concept HERE.
Artichoke Cafe + Bar
161 Middle Road