Sunday, 16 February 2014

Name the Lane

JaTo on Name the Lane...
Name the Lane: 14 Pacific St, Newcastle next to the Backpackers!
Name the Lane's decor was very notable! It had that hipster vibe we love to see around town! The strip of astro turf when you walked added to the charm and the tables and chairs were a good mixture of high tables, your standard 2-4 person tables and what we like to call 'forced sharing tables'! 
One discrepancy we would give on atmosphere and decor would be that they closed the lane. We were really disappointed not only is the cafe named 'Name the Lane' the lane has so much potential to both add to the atmosphere and potentially more customers! Not wanting to compare this cafe to the previous there but for those who remember Caffestry they utilised the lane. They had a big tent over the tables and the lounge thing they had going on for when it was raining, plus your standard tables and chairs plus the little extra decor for their hipster vibe. We're hoping Name the Lane will open up the lane for breakfast and brunch!!
The food was delicious!! Sizable breakfasts oozing with yummyness! Unfortunately we do have to note how long it took to get our breakfast. It took a solid 25min for us to get French Toast and Eggs Florentine. This would've been forgivable had it been busy but it there was only 2 other tables when we walked in. This may have been due to only one chef in the kitchen. Wanting to give the benefit of the doubt we speculated perhaps one of the chefs called in sick!
Our Breakfast:
French Toast with Bacon and Maple Syrup
Being a lover of the occasional French Toast, it was amazing!!! Nice big sizes of French toast with generous serve of bacon and maple syrup. If I had one complaint it was confusion with the menu! I was looking forward to strawberries and almond flakes as well on my plate and was a little disappointed when my breakfast didn't come with it. Re-reading the menu I understood where I went wrong!
- Ja
Eggs Florentine: Spinach, Poached Egg with Hollondaise Sauce
Being one who enjoys a good hollondaise sauce I really enjoyed the Eggs Florentine! The spinach tasted fresh with the poached egg and hollondaise sauce all went well into one delish breakfast! One minor setback was the excessive butter on the bread. So future reference if you get the Eggs Florentine or the Eggs Benedict make sure to tell them to skip the butter! -To

With all the amazing coffee that is being produced in Newcastle it is easy to become snobbish to an average coffee. We have to say Name the Lane's coffee was average, it was smooth but a little weak. The lovely coffee art was a nice touch however perhaps a change of coffee bean or slightly longer shot would put their coffee up there!

All in all we enjoyed our brunch at Name the Lane. The decor and friendly staff made us a little forgiving for the setbacks of our breakfast experience. As Name the Lane is a fairly new breakfast and brunch cafe in town we hope that these setbacks are just growing pains that when tweaked will make an amazing breakfast haunt at the top of town.
Brunch on Newcastle, 
JaTo xoxo

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