Today we are here are checking out Common Galaxia; one cafe that I’ve heard plenty about. There are some places that seem to hit your subconscious more than others, and this is certainly one, with photos of its milkshakes all over the place.
We’re not here for milkshakes today, but having seen many of the creations while eating lunch there is no doubt our next visit is around the corner. Catherine, still in a breakfast mode, orders eggs benedict with Grandma ham and hollandaise, and I go for the wagyu burger.
So far it has been great. We enquired about booking for lunch and found that there is the usual no bookings policy, but the helpful staff still put us down for a table at 12.30pm or thereabouts. Add to this the coffee is great and Catherine’s orange, apple, and strawberry juice is delicious.The wagyu burger comes out and looks ridiculously good with Swiss cheese oozing over the patty along with plenty of wholegrain mustard for good measure. There’s lots of bacon and caramelised onion too, not to mention pickled red cabbage at the bottom. All of this inside a beautiful brioche bun could be perfect, however the small let down is the overcooked wagyu patty, which after all is the star ingredient. There is no such issue with the gorgeous crispy kipfler potatoes in jimmy salt!
The eggs benedict is absolutely perfect though, with stunning poached eggs, delicious ham, and well executed hollandaise. This is an old favourite of Catherine’s and she is in heaven.
Our first of hopefully many trips to Common Galaxia is definitely worth the drive West and shows the abundance of great places that are really not that far away.