Alder & Co was formally known as Cookie Dough. Well, Cookie Dough still exists. It now sits inside Alder & Co, as a little cookie store in the heart of a cute two storey cafe. So basically – new name, same faces! You can read more about their story below.
The Food Forager checked out Alder & Co earlier this week and loved it. She wanted to try more dishes off their menu. So it was an easy choice of venue when we were deciding where to go for our Sunday brunch.
When I saw the menu, I knew why The Food Forager wanted to come back and revisit. There were so many yummy dishes on their menu!
I love dining with girls because they love to share. We tend to have eyes bigger than our stomachs and have a massive FOMO over food!
WHAT WE ORDERED & THOUGHT
We were all really disappointed that Alder & Co didn’t serve fresh juices. I’ve been craving a fresh juice for some time! Instead, we ordered coffees – both of these were made with soy milk. The waiter spilt it as he was placing it down on the table :s Hmm nothing to rave about. Just standard coffees to me!
At first, Miss Eat A Lot wasn’t too sure about ordering the pannacotta. She only likes the “turned upside down” type. As oppose to in a jar I guess? But once we confirmed with the waitress that it was the “turned upside down” type of pannacotta, she was sold!
I was so glad we ordered this because this was hands down my favourite dish. The pannacotta was smooth, silky, and not too sweet. There was just the right hint of passionfruit taste to it. The granola was crunchy and nutty. I don’t like granola with too much dried fruit in it so this was spot on! And the fresh fruits – mmmmm juicy and sweet! Side note: We all instantly agreed that Fatty would hate this! Haha! All that fruit embedded in it. DELICIOUSNESS in my eyes and palette! Well lucky he isn’t here 🙂
This was my next favourite dish. The rosti was the right thickness for it to be crispy on the outside but still soft on the inside. The poached eggs were nice and runny and I think Leen the Foodie captured a good yolk porn shot as we cut into the egg.
The pumpkin waffles was hmmm…how do I put it…interesting. It tasted nice but I didn’t like the texture. In my mind, waffles should be crispy. Or at least a bit crispy. This wasn’t…it was soft and fluffy. At least the taste from the different components went well together – runny poached eggs, sweet and savoury waffles, and the aromatic dukkah. Not something I would order again. But it was good to try once!
The last dish we tried was the ricotta pancake. RICOTTA! How could I not order it? But to be honest, I was really disappointed with this. It was just like normal pancakes to me? I think the other girls enjoyed it but I had a bit and that was enough. I don’t like overly sweet things. Especially for breakfast. Yeah, I know what you are thinking right now…why did I order pancakes for breakfast then? I dunno…I was just expecting a lot more! I got a bit greedy ok…
LOVED my first experience here at Alder & Co! I think I’ve tried everything off the menu that I wanted to try haha. I’ll come back here in a heartbeat once they change their menu. Or when I am craving a pannacotta from breakfast. Once the word gets out about Alder & Co being open, I expect to see long queues out the door!