Such a glorious morning today and the sun is beautiful outside! I love it when cafes are spacious and Lux Foundry certainly is. A beauty beneath the heart of Brunswick, Lux Foundry is another fanciful and rustic find I have been meaning to try for quite some time. Its definitely a great place to bring someone who wants to experience the grunginess Melbourne cafes have got to offer. Forced by my unpaid profession, I tend to love cafes offering facades that allow for natural lights to faintly seep in. You know bloggers cringe when we have to deal with manual settings on the camera because yellow lights never produce great pictures. At Lux Foundry everything seemed bright, no battles against creepy shadows or artificial reflections to handle with. Pictures do matter because you look up on Instagram to find the most tantalizing food before deciding to pay a visit, and usually the most alluring photos would be the clearer, brighter looking ones. So a message to all cafes, do yourself a favour for free marketing.
Flat White, 3.80AUD
Coffee beans were sourced from Proud Mary. No air bubbles spotted, the foam was perhaps smoother than silk. The foundation of the blend was a little acidic, and the bitterness was just right.
Iced Mocha, 5AUD
He who orders this was head over feet for it. For someone who is not a big fan of coffees, nor big on the sweet stuffs, he enjoyed the mixture of bitter and sweet, not too extreme on both qualities.
Coconut Crusted French Toast With Espresso Mascarpone, Berry Compote & Canadian Maple, 17AUD
Dudes, brace yourselves because your mouth would water. And you guessed it right, of course this was my order! It was one of the better French Toast I ever had because of its unique rendition of having espresso mascarpone on top of everything else that was sugar comprised. Pardon me while I go away with the fairies.
Organic Quinoa Salad, Cherry Tomatoes, Preserved lemon, Pomegranate, Slivered Almonds, Coriander, Red Onion, Chermoula & Crumbed Fetta, 14.50AUD + Roasted Chicken, 4.50AUD
For something lighter, a quinoa salad with shredded chicken can never go wrong. It keeps you full, leave you guiltless and definitely contented.
Char Grilled Sumac Spiced Lamb With Israeli Cous Cous, Baba Ganoush, Preserved Lemon, Feta, Cucumber & Cherry Tomatoes, 18AUD
And from the lunch menu, we ordered this amazing tender spiced lamb on cous cous. We expected smaller cous cous but this bigger version tasted as good as if it were the tiny ones. One food combination I have learnt to love ever since I move to Melbourne is lamb with yoghurt and cayenne. We barely have that in Asia and if you are someone who just moved to town, this combination would blow your mind. I have tried it in several places and was never disappointed. In fact, I have been eating chicken, yoghurt with cayenne and quinoa at home many times and I am never bored.
Lux Foundry can hold functions and events if you have any special occasions coming up. As many comparisons I could make with, I conclude that I prefer cafes that are spacious than those smaller and quirky ones. Don’t get me wrong, I still like both, but I just really need my space.
Mon to Fri: 7.30am-4.30pm