Vegemite etc

During the last weekend of August, I had an excellent Saturday brunch at Camaje in the Village. It was a rainy, sleepy day, and it took all my energy to drag myself into the city, but I knew that my favorite Australians would make the effort worth my while:

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(From left to right: Rony, Ross, Jenny, Nicola, Ali, Daniel, me, Rami, and Gabe)

The plan had initially been for Rami and Ali to throw a pool party at their place, but the rain put a damper on that arrangement … so brunch it was!

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I was excited that Rami and Ali chose this restaurant. I took a one-night fall dessert-making class here in my last year of college — a 21st birthday present from my old roommates — but I had never actually eaten there for a real meal despite wanting to for ages and ages!

I ordered a pot of Early Grey with milk and honey, aka the best rainy day beverage:


Our food took forever to come, but that was fine because we all had hours and hours of chatting to do.

Plus, my granola and yogurt was worth the wait:


The server had told me it did NOT come with fruit, so I was quite pleasantly surprised when it arrived with apples, blueberries, and pears on top!

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Rami ordered the chocolate brioche french toast:


With blueberries and bananas:


Ohhhh my goodness, words can’t describe! The chocolate flavor was SO rich and amazing:


I also finished the last bite of Nicola’s banana pancakes, mmmmmmm:


When the bill finally came (again, hours and hours later), Rami took care of business with some quick calculating:


From there, we all parted ways … only to meet up again a few hours later! I so rarely see these guys (I met Rami in an NYU elevator in 2001 when he was studying abroad here and stayed in touch because I was planning to study in Sydney the next semester … which is when I met Gabe and many other friends of theirs) even though they live here now, so we had to maximize the opportunity. My Australian adventure part two will be along shortly …

What’s your favorite English accent: Australian, Irish, or British?

8 thoughts on “Vegemite etc

  1. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    why argentinian accent isn’t an option? 😀

    fun breakfast date, perfect for a rainy day!
    pancakes! oh… I need to make some for my papis! 🙂


  2. Brandi says:

    hmm…i would say irish. there was this kid i went to college with and I could listen to him talk all day long.

    you have the best places to eat! i want all of that, please 🙂


  3. Gina Boland says:

    That’s a tough Q but I guess I’d have to go with Irish! Although a girl in my grad program is from London and she just sounds smarter than the rest of us with that accent! And I forgot about our night out with the Australians…aka, part 2. Fun!


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