I normally wouldn’t think of going to a fine dining restaurant for breakfast.
But a strange series of events lead me to Ainslie’s Pulp Kitchen in search of breakfast and I was very pleasantly surprised.
You’d think going out for breakfast would be a simple enough undertaking. But Braddon was absolutely chockas and there was no where to park.
Faced with the prospect of parking at the Canberra Centre and hoofing it back to Braddon (may as well have walked there in the first place) we decided to head to Edgars at Ainslie.
Ainslie has roughly the same parking capacity as the whole of Braddon serving just a handful of shops and restaurants. It was still busy but workable.
Having sat down and made our choices from the breakfast menus on our table I made my way to the bar to be informed that as the time was now 11.31 I could not order breakfast.
As the time was not yet 12.00 I could not order lunch either.
I had noticed that Pulp, just a few doors down had people in and decided to walk down and check out the menu.
Pulp do a very sensible Brunch trade from 9.30am to 2pm.
And the prices seemed roughly on a par with Edgars breakfast.
On entry we were greeted, we were seated, we were asked what drinks we would like, we were offered the juice of the day; “Pear, passionfruit and mint”.
I was about to brush off this suggestion and go for bog standard orange juice when it occurred to me the suggested juice sounded pretty damn good.
When it arrived it certainly looked good:
It tasted divine.
Before very long my farmhouse breakfast arrived. Will you look at that magnificent hunk of smoked porkbelly above?
The smashed potatoes and onions were just right. The cumberland sausage was good. The bacon (both kinds) perfect, and the eggs really good on french bread.
The green beans made an excellent foil to the festival of protein.
So I’ve totally got a new favourite breakfast spot in Canberra.
Breakfast for two with coffee and juice came out at $54. And the service was miles and miles beyond anything I’ve had at breakfast time around town.