Junkboat Vietnamese is located on the busy Beaufort Street in Highgate, right next to the Solomon’s Cafe and opposite the Beaufort Merchant. We came upon it by chance when we were in Highgate one afternoon looking for a place to lunch. It had just opened not too long ago so we thought we’d check the new place out and Vietnamese cuisine is always a favorite.
The inside of the cafe is simple and clean, however slightly cold and clinical. We sat towards the back looking out at the entrance.
I’d first read about Mary Street Bakery from the food bloggers around town which perked my interest and landed the bakery in my “to try” list. When my BFF sent me a picture of their “Monut” (replica of the Cronut!) she was having with a highly recommended tag, it tipped this place into the “must try” list! I extracted myself from a yumcha at the Silks one Saturday to a brunch at Mary Street Bakery!
On arrival, I realised that Mary Street Bakery is located where Soto Cafe used to be. I didn’t know Soto Cafe closed down! It’s sad when a cafe close down, hopefully it wasn’t due to it being unsustainable!
Mary Street Bakery was buzzing when we arrived, with a 15 – 20 mins wait for a table. The entrance was spacious, with an elevated counter and kitchen down the back wall and tables/chairs in another room on the right. I thought the tables were placed a bit too closed together – modern setting perhaps?
Must Winebar is a well established winebar located on Beaufort Street in Highgate. I’d been there a couple of times for drinks and dinner and really like it there. This time round I wanted to try the dishes they have prepared for the Pinot & Black Truffle Week. Unfortunately the tickets were all sold for the event! 🙁 We settled dining at the bistro and ordering from the a la carte menu which contained some of the dishes from the Truffle event.
We were served the usual complimentary Crusty Bread on arrival. Yum!