I love food and I love people who share my love for food. At The Left Handed Chef in South Melbourne, the passion for food is evident in the proudly fresh baked bread, hearty portions, and enthusiastic staff who loved telling me all about their own favorite dishes.
T and I enjoyed breakfast here one weekend and on our way in, we bumped into our friend R and his family. Being South Melbournians, they said that The Left Handed Chef is a local favorite of theirs. This glowing endorsement had extra meaning as R’s wife runs the ever healthy and ever delicious Nourishing Adventures.
Sure enough, we were treated to a fantastic feed including T’s Big Grand Slam consisting of thick slices of freshly made gluten free bread topped with haloumi fried to perfection, smoky bacon, perfectly poached eggs, lather of hummus, and a sprinkle of dukkha. T says it is going into the book as one of the best meals he has had. I being, the greedy glutton I was, ventured outside the standard menu and towards the first thing I saw on the specials board – waffles. Waffles with beautifully scrambled eggs, lots more of smoky bacon, fried haloumi. I may have deliberately chosen to not read the details so as to double up on bacon and haloumi, knowing that T would be bestowing his entire portion onto me! I did compensate him with some eggs.