Come on, I'm sure you have! If you haven't, you're probably a) not a brunch person or b) living in a cave. But either way, you're missing out.
I've heard a lot about Top Paddock, and I've had it on my to-eat-list for years. This much raved about cafe is located on Church Street in Richmond, and not that easily accessible (to me at least) as we hardly ever venture out to Richmond anyways.
So, I took advantage of the Anzac long weekend to drag The Boyfriend here with me. The Brudder and his girlfriend, whom I shall call The SIL (sister-in-law to be, but not yet) tagged along too.
All four of us had our tummies grumbling away waiting to be fed, and I was this close to suggesting maybe we head elsewhere and come back another time.
But thankfully I didn't, because 10 minutes into waiting, I heard my name being called out, "Michelleeeee... Table for 4.... Michelleeee!"
I must admit, it was too pretty to eat, I took soooooooo many shots of it before I reluctantly dug my spoon in it.
A generous piece of crab as a whole, lightly battered and fried to a crisp, sandwiched between a brioche bun with lime mayo, fennel and dill salad. Yes I did, I stole a bite.
It was so good, and at that moment, as I was chewing and taking in all the flavours, it was as though everything fazed out.....
Although The SIL offered me numerous times for an extra bite, I could see she was enjoying it a lot and did not want to be rude or selfish.
If it was The Boyfriend's, I wonder how many times he would have to put up with me just helping myself to spoonfuls after spoonfuls! xD
Oh, and The Brudder had the steak sandwich, but he dug right into it when I was too busy photographing the rest... and it didn't look too appetizing anymore with his bite marks all over. Boo! :$