Common Ground

Posted on | August 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Common Ground coffee

This post is short but sweet – a bit like Common Ground.

Located on Carlisle Street in Balaclava, Common Ground is a charming little place. The menu is brief: a few breakfast dishes, toasted bagels, plus pirozhki (Russian dumplings) and blintzes.

Bagel lamb

I had lunch there with my work BFF recently. I ordered the Mary had a Little Bagel ($15): a bagel jaffle with slow cooked lamb shoulder, pickled green tomato salad and tasty cheese. It came with another pickle on the side and some sauerkraut.

Bagel lamb

My bagel was fairly simple but tasty, and I particularly liked the sour/sweetness of the pickled tomato. And I always approve of extra pickles on the side. Piiiiiickles.

Bagel smear

Work BFF had a Bagel with Shmear ($12) – a toasted bagel with creamy egg dip, spring onion and dill.

Common Ground

On another day, I tried their plate of blintzes ($10) – these thin pancake/crepe were filled with beef and came with sauerkraut, egg salad and a pickle.

Common Ground

I thought Common Ground was really cute – there’s something very likeable about it.

Common Ground L.E.S.
298 Carlisle St
Balaclava VIC 3183
Phone: 03 9973 3215

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2 Responses to “Common Ground”

  1. Daisy@Nevertoosweet
    August 20th, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Hahaha you’re posts are always short and sweet! Something I need to learn :) I talk too much! getting hungry could really do with a bagel right about now!


  2. msihua (@msihua)
    August 25th, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Ooh I’ve not heard about this place.. must investigate!
    msihua (@msihua) recently posted..Playground Series: Monet’s Garden – An Ode to Claude Monet


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