A Saturday SurprisePosted: October 19, 2013
Yesterday, with a day off work, I decided to treat myself to lunch and a coffee.
My documented quest for the best coffee in town has confirmed what I long suspected, The Sprout & The Bean has the consistently best coffee, delicious food and the friendliest staff.
So I decided to duck in for something to eat, and just enjoy an hour alone. It was exactly what I needed.
On my way out, the owner Shaun asked me if I wanted to come in again tomorrow as part of ‘Shop Big in Small Business’, an incentive from the Victorian government designed to encourage people to get out and support their local businesses. As part of the day the Sprout & The Bean were offering up a free breakfast for their regulars.
I had been pondering the question in my mind for some time, when does a person qualify as a ‘regular‘?
If I was waiting for a sign, this was it.
Rest assured, I was doing it to support the local community
I had the house granola, which was perfectly crunchy, with delicious natural yogurt and honey. Topped with apple and banana that would make your heart sing. It was amaze-balls.
My friend Cara (who I dragged along), had poached eggs with the usual suspects (toast, avocado, etc.) with a chutney that she wanted to store up on for the winter. Absolutely beautiful.
A fantastic start to the weekend and an unexpected surprise