Have you ever been so captivated by an image, so mesmerized and intrigued that you find yourself moving mountains to attain or draw near to such things?
Let me elaborate further.
Awhile back a friend posted a series of magnificently indulgent milkshake imagery onto Facebook, and I’ve been salivating ever since. And I’m not the only one, because his actions inevitably began a chain-reaction amongst our circle; seeing the majority of us dining and photographing such decadent finds within the spate of a mere two weeks. Praise upon praise was showered for the vibrant and opulent food porn which effortlessly tantalized and teased the senses of onlookers.
Unfortunately I wasn’t a fan of Sugar Buns milkshakes; despite the decidedly anticipation. Seeing copious tables enjoying a glass or two, the sheer intensity and creativity behind such creations was seriously alluring. My brunching companion and myself ordered a milkshake each, the “mega shake’ kind of strawberries and cream and the other salted caramel. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t find it palatable purely because the milkshake tasted more on the milky side rather than something artificial. Which seemingly is ideal for a milkshake, but I am a person with a serious dislike of milk. Yes, I know how absurd that sounds. But the frivolity and novelty of it all was well worth the experience. Plus the ice cream, fresh fruit and iconic shortbread biscuits that adorn the top are more than satisfactory for this uber fussy consumer.
If those innovative milkshakes seem too grandiose to tackle, don’t fret because they are available in smaller, more manageable sizes. The same pomp and palaver, just half in stature. Aside from milkshakes, there is also a vast breakfast and lunch menu to peruse. As well as vivid and tempting cake display to admire. Being someone incapable resisting a breakfast menu or poached eggs, naturally I gravitated towards the Benedict kind. Accompanied with a seriously crispy and hearty hash brown and bacon; this was utterly delectable on a cold Melbourne morn. My eating companion settled for some smashed avocado and eggs on toast. Not only was presentation undeniably on point, the dish itself was inventive and truthfully faultless. Also incredibly Instagramable. Because such things are of high importance these days, no?
SUGAR BUNS BAKERY CAFE
1a, 55 Hallam Road
HAMPTON PARK, VIC
03 8782 0396