Ruffy Produce Store

The seasons are something that take on different meanings between Territory living and Southern styling. Whilst the beautiful Territory offers wet season storms and dry season sunshine that is almost as blissful as they come, the changing leaves, green grass and snow capped mountains of the Victorian High Country always make me glad I’m home.

Driving through the glorious greens between Mansfield and Ruffy on the weekend, up and down the rolling hills we couldn’t help but ooo and aaa at the beautiful calves (whilst also rapidly repressing memories of Vitello Tonnato) and marvel at the blossom when suddenly, and as if by magic, we found ourselves at the The Ruffy Produce Store.

Beneath the protective branches of the Oak Trees we sat and had a really delicious breakfast. The Ruffy Produce Store is at 26 Nolans Road Ruffy; you’ll see the cars.

I had the Spicy Eggs, avocado and chili on house made ciabatta which was absolutely (and must admit, a little surprisingly) perfect with poached eggs and spices. My pals ordered corn and zucchini fritters (that didn’t taste as if they had one teeny itty bitty of flour) with haloumi and poached eggs that were fresh, flavorsome and wholesome. The soy latte hit the spot.

There were beautiful looking sweet treats (like green tea sponge with green tea cream, lemon slice, rosewater and pistachio meringues) on display, and perfect looking take home treats bottled and ready for the road.

Eating and treating at the Ruffy Produce Store was a Sunday delight, made even better with the whiffs of fresh air and cold crisp sunshine.

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Three Little Figs

Our foodie friends are always raving about Three Little Figs. My only reluctance in believing them was it’s funny location, I watched the building that Three Little Figs lives in be built and feel some ridiculous and inappropriate dislike to the new site that takes up the corner.

Three Little Figs at 240 Pakington Street in Geelong West proves my petty little building dislike well and truly unworthy.

We went for a recent Saturday breakfast and it was an absolute treat.

I was tossing up between the granola and the Bircher muesli and the gorgeous and friendly waitress suggested the Bircher. Not only was it the prettiest thing I ever did see with colourful flowers that made my day; it was also absolutely and undoubtedly delicious. Creamy and fresh with lots of apple, nuts and seeds it was the perfect start. The soy latte was perfect. Lad had eggs and bacon (poached, with Tabasco) which he said were perfect, and although rather boring it’s always reassuring when somewhere can do some eggs and bacon perfectly?

I can’t wait to go back, it will just be hard trying anywhere new when we have to see my ‘old friend’ the ‘new building’ on our way anywhere else.