Thoughts on Cafe Gaudi.

steveski74 26 February 2009 52

Well, I just had a Vanilla Slice from Cafe Gaudi.  They’re usually quite nice and made by some private baker.  The thing I’ve noticed about them is they leave the old stock on the cake shelves for too long.  Today the shelf was full so I thought they’d be nice.  I’d got back to work and opened the wrapping to a dried, near fungus infected piece of crusty puss filled pastry.  I brave taken a slight nibble on it.  It didn’t taste bad as such, just dried out  and stale.  It was promptly binned and it’s definitely not worth ever buying from their again.

On a positive note about them though, I really think they have some of the best coffee you can buy in the region, and they’re baristas (in most cases badly trained noobs) do a fairly consistent job at preparing them.  Coffee Guru and Gloria Jean’s can be just down right bitter and indrinkable.  The problem is you need to pick your times if you want a take away coffee at Gaudi.  Even with the new fandangled computer ordering system, some of the staff are just plain useless at time management.  There was a really nice dude named Samuel who worked there.  Many times he had the coffee ready to go before I’d even ordered.  He’s by far the best staff member they ever had, but he’s unfortunately gone now.

If you want the best vanilla slice in existence (except for maybe europe), go to Sorrento on the far southern eastern point of Port Phillip Bay.  By golly gee they’re fine, made fresh on site.  You can’t miss them, they’re on the left as you drive into town coming from Mornington with a big sign stating that they’re the home of the famous BEST vanilla slice in Australia.  They make them onsite and they’re utterly fantastic.


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Dacquiri Dacquiri 2:52 pm 27 Feb 09

Returning to the original comment (why not?): any gripes about potentially dodgy practices re food storage or preparation should be given to the Health Protection Service as a complaint. They are obliged to investigate all complaints, and it also helps create a more accurate picture of what’s going on out there.

steveski74 steveski74 1:32 pm 27 Feb 09

Yeah Woody, I concur 🙂
I would love the recipe.

Granny Granny 1:19 pm 27 Feb 09

*lol*

Well, I did find a version of the Australian Women’s Weekly vanilla slice recipe, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the original since it was in ounces!

Now I have a very soft spot indeed for ounces, having grown up with them when I was a lass, but one has to be suspicious as to the originality of any such recipe when it clearly has already been altered. Who knows what else may have been lost in translation? What secret ingredient may once have been public knowledge?

One might also have to be too darn lazy to do all the conversions back again, if one were lazy, hypothetically!

So do post it please, Woody, yes! However, I’d much rather hear about the game with the Sao bickies ….

astrojax astrojax 12:59 pm 27 Feb 09

a duck saw some coffee once.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 11:28 am 27 Feb 09

I don’t approve of coffee threads unless both chicks are hot.

p1 p1 10:23 am 27 Feb 09

Should have read…

Maybe he meant that the posts are “bright or showy: [gay colors; gay ornaments]”??

p1 p1 10:23 am 27 Feb 09

dragonflygal said :

barking toad said :

Most “where can I buy a cup of coffee” threads are posted on purpose. And expect serious answers – which is gay.

Care to rethink that comment, barking toad? Or perhaps explain why something you don’t like is “homosexual”?

Maybe he meant that the posts are >a href=”http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gay”>“bright or showy: [gay colors; gay ornaments]”

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 9:21 am 27 Feb 09

No, Granny – you’re thinking of a game you may have seen at school as a lass >;)

I can post the recipe if anybody wants it.

Granny Granny 5:07 am 27 Feb 09

Ooh, my friend Google has told me that there is a vanilla slice blog!

Granny Granny 2:09 am 27 Feb 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

The original Woman’s Weekly recipe is best. Mmm, passionfruit icing.

Does that one use Sao’s too?

dragonflygal dragonflygal 9:44 pm 26 Feb 09

barking toad said :

Most “where can I buy a cup of coffee” threads are posted on purpose. And expect serious answers – which is gay.

Care to rethink that comment, barking toad? Or perhaps explain why something you don’t like is “homosexual”?

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 9:38 pm 26 Feb 09

or is that “here here”?

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 9:38 pm 26 Feb 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

The original Woman’s Weekly recipe is best. Mmm, passionfruit icing.

hear hear

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 9:22 pm 26 Feb 09

The original Woman’s Weekly recipe is best. Mmm, passionfruit icing.

Bundybear Bundybear 6:13 pm 26 Feb 09

No, sorry, but from memory it was pretty basic, Sao on the bottom, custard in the middle, Sao on top, icing over all and in the fridge to set. I’ll ask next time we talk.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 6:12 pm 26 Feb 09

where can you get a good old fashioned pineapple doughnut? my lime cordial just isn’t complete…

I had a pretty good pineapple glazed doughnut From Fantasy Donuts (outside Big W in Woden Plaza) about 18 months ago. Can’t vouch for them now, but the one I had was pretty good. Don’t know about lime cordial though, mine’s a caramel thickshake … mmmmm

Granny Granny 6:09 pm 26 Feb 09

Or a good old fashioned pineapple juice, for that matter!

: D

astrojax astrojax 5:56 pm 26 Feb 09

where can you get a good old fashioned pineapple doughnut? my lime cordial just isn’t complete…

Granny Granny 5:51 pm 26 Feb 09

Do you have the recipe?

Bundybear Bundybear 5:27 pm 26 Feb 09

Granny @#23 So did my big sister, ande they were definitely good. She also made bloody good cornish pasties.

BT @#27 +1 Go ‘Pies

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