Hubby has been raving about the Galleon forever and their insanely tasty banana bread. He brought some home the other day which I really enjoyed and we've been meaning to go there together ever since.
The only problem is that the Galleon is always packed on weekends. We've actually driven past before when the queue of people waiting outside was so long that we didn't bother trying to get a table. We made a point of arriving before 10am the day we visited.
Daily specials board at the Galleon
Galleon is a pretty simple looking cafe with vinyl 70's-style tables and chairs scattered around and not much decoration apart from some potted plants.
If the look of Galleon fails to impress, the food most certainly makes up for it.
Hubby started by ordering the espresso milkshake that's creamy and has an awesome coffee kick. It's a pretty big serve and we both share.
Large espresso milkshake ($6)
He couldn't resist ordering the banana and date bread again. I have a bite and, now trying it fresh, it tastes even better. The banana bread is fluffy and has been grilled for the perfect amount of time to make it crunchy, but not burnt. The dates add the right amount of sweetness and the ricotta brings some lightness to this otherwise decadent dish. It's a winner!
House baked banana and date bread - 2 slices served grill toasted with vanilla bean ricotta ($7)
I order one of their daily specials - wild mushroom and jerusalem artichoke bruscetta. I want to make the most out of artichokes while they're in season, but these ones were pretty hard and dry. I'm not sure if it's because of the quality/ freshness of the artichoke itself or how it was cooked - these didn't work. The rest of my dish was fine. I liked the mushrooms and the egg was perfectly poached.
Wild mushroom and jerusalem artichoke with sautee spinach and poached egg ($14.50)
We had a good time at the Galleon and would most certainly come back for the banana bread - probably the best I've ever tasted!