Even though I worked in Barton for nearly a year, I didn’t visit Maple and Clove until a few weeks ago. I had heard mixed opinions, including rude wait staff and long wait times.
I met my friend Anita for a breakfast catch-up at Maple and Clove a few ago and I was surprised to find Maple and Clove was tucked in a gorgeous outdoor setting between high rise apartment buildings in Barton.
Maple and Clove market themselves as a ‘whole food’ cafe, where food is meant to be natural and healthy. Our first point of call was to order coffee. My cappuccino in a mug was well-made.
For my breakfast, I ordered the M+C Whole Breakfast ($22) which included poached eggs, spelt toast, preservative free bacon, spinach, grilled tomato and mushrooms. The menu stated ‘mushrooms’ plural – but only one arrived which is slightly disappointing (especially because they tasted delicious). There was only one piece of toast as well but there was a generous amount of bacon and spinach.
Anita ordered the Egg and Bacon Sandwich ($15), made with free range eggs, preservative free bacon and served on a wholemeal spelt toast with tomato relish and spinach. Anita said that she really enjoyed her egg and bacon sandwich, and an added bonus is that there is a gluten-free option available as well.
Overall, we had a great breakfast. The coffee and food was good. The service started off quite friendly but then at the end of our visit, it was a little frosty. Regardless, we enjoyed our breakfast at Maple and Clove.