Breakfasts are becoming increasingly expensive in this town. That’s okay for the most part, when you’re paying for exotic ingredients like truffle oil, harissa and tea cured salmon. But if you’re not wanting to spend that much on a morning (or early afternoon) out, small delis off the beaten track offer some good alternatives.
From the outside, the Windsor Deli beckons with the promise of things home made. You know… preserves made with love and attention, bread baked specially on the premises… that sort of thing. And, whilst the fit out generally speaks to this promise, it is this blogger’s opinion that the offerings on the plate do not.
Sure, paying $11 for a brekkie these days would be considered cheap, but when you consider it’s a jaffle made from Tip Top white bread, Heinz baked beans and Kraft singles, suddenly things don’t seem to add up. I could have made that breakfast myself after rolling out of bed bleary-eyed and with very little sleep. It’s a breakfast you would make in a share house during your undergraduate degree. Perhaps if the bread was a trendy sourdough and the beans weren’t from a tin my view could have been different.
The coffee was very timid indeed, and the drone of the large fridge in the corner (with its gourmet offerings inside) was louder than the Johnny Cash music playing on the CD player. And with only four tables available for dining in, the least they could do would be to offer free newspapers for a relaxing read, rather than charging for them.
That being said, this breakfast spot is more a place you’d frequent when you’re ‘trying to be good and not eat out so much’ — if you catch my drift. It’s like eating low fat ice-cream. Not as naughty, and there’s something to be said for that. It seems to be what the Windsor deli is catering towards. And this should be taken into account before going there.
The Brew: 6
The Grub: 5.5
The Mood: 6.5
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