Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Greenhouse and some cider.

Ok, Greenhouse is currently my new love.
For those of you who have not heard of it, it is a completely sustainable structure,based on that of a house which is a cafe/bar that is temporarily situated at Federation square on the Flinders Street side, next to the entrance of ACMI.
It was built on site over two weeks and has a living rooftop. This means that they grow shit up there.
And on the walls.

Check out these strawberries!
Anyways, the Seamstress kids and Shannon Bennett from Vue de Monds have chipped in and supported the whole thing and I cannot say anything other than me being in love with this place.

They serve all their coffees in jars and if you order a beer (which are supplied by Little Creatures) they will give it to you in an Innocent Bystander wine bottle which has had the top cut off.

Actually, something I am not too fond of is that they don't serve alcohol till 4pm.

Seeing the weather, I would have loved to have a cider with my roll. This is the roasted tomato, fior di latte, basil and balsamic roll. Their breads are all from D.Chirico Bakers.
If it were not so hot and I had not just exercised, I would have eaten a licorice and apple muffin. They sell a range of cakes as well as quiches, do breakfasts from 7am and sell their own muesli and jams (strawberry and rosewater & gellee carrot and vanilla).

I have a thing for birdcage lampshades. They make me all warm and fuzzy inside.

I also noted that they were a little overstaffed, but maybe that is because they were having a function at 4:30.

So, I relied on old faithful and sucked down a (better) cider at Hell's Kitchen.
Plus, it wasn't 4pm yet.


Cindy said...

Looks cute! I'm making a mental note to stop by Greenhouse. (Hell's Kitchen requires no mental notes - it's inevitable I'll return there sometime!)

bunchesmcginty said...

Oh, do, please and soon. They pack up and disappear on Jan 29.