Snow Pony – Breakfast revisited
95 Whitehorse Rd
03 9816 8911
A quick revisit on one of my local breakfast joints: Snow Pony. Looking back at the first review of this place in the very early days of this blog I realise how much difference 1 year can make on ones writing style and photography skills (*ahem including remembering to take photos).
In view of how far behind with posts and a tremendous urge to prance all the way down to the bottom of the list so that I can share the products of my brand spanking new camera & lens, I shall have to keep this trip down memory lane SHORT! I promise!
Check out the white pony perched high on the first floor of the exterior! It’s pretty cold outside, so not surprised the tables remain vacant…
Inside the buzz is all about, with the coffee machine steaming away, the waiters rushing about and much chatter amongst the local diners (once seated – me to be included). Though we did not get seats inside, we escaped the wintery breeze along the long exterior corridor with a strong overhead radiator.
Coffee – being a little heavier on the milk, it is a lighter brew than other offerings around Melbourne, but still smooth and agreeable.
McPony – It is much the same as I last remember it: toasted thin and crispy, filled with creamy & fluffy scramble of emmental cheese and eggs. Double smoked ham adds that savoury punch.
Toasted banana bread – though still moist and fairly fluffy, was a little dryer than previously. I suspect with rising banana prices, less banana and more dry weight (ie flour) has been added. Despite that, the thick mortar of marscapone, slices of fresh berries and banana sandwiched between the bread, alongside the generous mound of pistachio still adds a whole lot of salivation worthy bites to the plate.
Bread, mushrooms, eggs, feta – I forgot to ask Mr C.K whether or not he enjoyed it, but by the looks of the clean plate at the end, I presume it was pretty good.
Rating: Yummy. No doubt a local favourite around Balwyn, but given my favourite dish here revolves around an expensive commodity (aka banana), I might just wait until it drops in price before I order it again. HAHA.
Just though I’d add in a haphazard photo with my coffee … that everyone seems to be using these days.