30 Apr 2015
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I dropped by One Man with Gaby for a casual Sunday brunch – perfect company, considering how photogenic the vintage-inspired interior is. Its rustic wood tables and benches, garnished with flowers and photogenic glass jars, just cry out to be Instagrammed. Little wonder that One Man Coffee has been making the rounds on social media for some time, ironically receiving rave reviews less for its coffee and more for its dishes.
It being a hot day, Gaby ordered an iced chocolate ($6) while I ordered my usual iced mocha ($6.50). The iced chocolate had a distinct bittersweet chocolate flavour, which unfortunately was not to Gaby’s taste but should please all dark chocolate lovers. She enjoyed her drink with a side of vanilla ice cream ($3) mixed in, which added a milky richness that made it far more enjoyable. I found this iced mocha slightly too watery for my liking, although the flavour profile was certainly there.
We ordered the famous brioche french toast with caramelised banana, salted caramel and fresh cream ($10). She and I enthused about the bananas, which hit the sweet spot just shy of cloying and had a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The french toast itself was perfectly charred on the outside and fluffy on the inside. She did think it could have been thicker and more thoroughly soaked with batter, and found the caramel a little burnt for her liking.