In a sad attempt to catch up with my endless backlogs of food posts, I’ve decided to try and get back on track by writing about one of the first few meals that I had after being free of exams in November.
Jess and I had our hearts set on eating here in the few months leading up to exams. After coming back from our Woodside road trip – we set a date to drive out to Lights in the Attic for brunch. This was followed by an afternoon of walking around St Kilda before we all succumbed to an inevitable cheese coma at Milk the Cow.
What drew our attention to this place at first was the Bird’s Nest dish above complete with scotch eggs sitting on top of a potato nest. I mean really, who comes up with this sorta stuff??
The interior was beautifully light-filled but since we had gone on a Saturday (which never happens), the place was packed and we were seated at a table with the yellowest lighting. No complaints though. Especially since there was a comically drawn up version of their menu located right behind us which I really liked.
Pulled Pork Burger $18.5
Tony ordered the pulled pork burger, which came with a side of triple cooked wedges and garlic aioli. Overall the presentation was really nice but the pulled pork was a bit dry from what I had gathered. I really liked the sweet chilli/aioli puddle thing that they had going on though ?
Finding Nemo $18.0
Jess ordered the Finding Nemo dish, which consisted of smoked ocean trout on a bed of scrambled eggs and toast. She really liked it. I had a few bites of this dish and was quite taken with it myself. It’s probably a dish that I would consider ordering next time!
Attic Pizza $19.5
First of all, I want to say sorry again to Jamie whose eggs had gotten overcooked by the residual heat in the time that it took for me to finish taking photos ?
This pizza turned out to be so nice! Using garlic roti as a base – it came topped with a generous serving of bacon, blue cheese (LOVE) , pomegranate and some mixed nuts. The dish also came with some maple syrup and a side of sweet potato chips.
Bird’s Nest $19.0
These are probably the only scotch eggs that I have ever had other than the ones from Fifty Acres. In terms of presentation, this dish definitely wins out. Flavour-wise though: I think that I would prefer the ones from Fifty Acres instead (their dish even comes with a generous helping of avocado mhm!).
I still enjoyed eating this novelty-looking dish though. The potato nest was nice until you got to the bottom layer, where it was bit soggy from sitting in the chilli beans base for a while. Also I’m too much of a pussy when it comes to anything even remotely spicy or chilli so I’m not sure if I would order this dish again or not.
All of that scotch egg goodness! ?
Lights in the Attic is a place that I would consider revisiting if not for the laid-back atmosphere and friendly service, then for the eye-catching dishes on their menu.
Café with creative and innovative dishes on the menu. Worth a visit!
Lights in the Attic
38 Camberwell Road,
Hawthorn East VIC 3123