The Loui cafe in the bus interchange, under the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, is famous for making one of the best cups of coffee in town, and the explosive displeasure it’s owner displays to those brave (or foolish) enough to try and sit without ordering.
But they also do a line of food and today I tried their schnitzel roll.
It costs $7 and comes with mozzarella cheese and a sweet tomato pesto-like mix.
Cafe Loui is a bright, clean space and the staff were fast in taking my order.
They performed a bit of an odd ritual with it. First the roll was microwaved, and then it was put in a big jaffle iron.
The result was crunchy, unburnt, with the cheese nicely melted. But it did make the bread a touch chewy.
For the suits of Infrastructure afraid to risk the sneers of the bus interchange emos it’s probably hard to walk past.
I wasn’t a huge fan of this roll mostly due to the sweetness, and with the small size there are better deals out there.
But they have got fair selection of things with genuinely upmarket ingredients for the curious.
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)