Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bull Run

Though I'm not one for romantics, small acts here and there certainly lift my spirits. Flowers randomly sent to work. Dinner already prepared and cooked when I get home. Every gesture, big or small, makes me appreciate the main man in my life - it is so true that actions speak louder than words.

So yesterday when Dan offered to meet me for lunch... I have to admit I was a little giddy.

I was running nearly an hour late, thanks to an impromptu meeting at work, but Dan was still patiently waiting. Well maybe not patiently, but he was still waiting. (Cha-ching extra bonus brownie points right there.)

Feeling rushed and apologetic, I suggested we go somewhere close, really close. We literally went 3 doors down - to Bull Run.

A long display of food and a row of people waiting to help stood before us. Oooh what to have? A roast vegetable salad? A chicken sandwich? Meatballs? Pasta?

We were drawn to the fleshy chicken foccacias. Chicken and chives with avocado for Dan. Chicken, mushroom, avocado and lemon for Dani. Yes, our taste in food is about as different as our names. And since a focaccia and a small drink was only $10, we grabbed a couple of cokes too. 

Served crispy and warm, we abandoned our cutlery and tucked-in with both hands. The focaccias were toasted to perfection. Juicy chicken, fresh avocado and excellent company - what a perfect way to escape work for half an hour.

Located in Flinders Lane, Bull Run offers a wide range of options over breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday - clearly catering for nearby workers. There are large communal tables in what is a fairly vast space compared to many city cafes. Small touches such as Hessian bag window frames and fake grass add some character to an otherwise generic space. And the barista located in the entrance area has to be one of the friendliest people in the city. So for a quick coffee or a working lunch, Bull Run covers all bases.

As for our lunch... it ended with a kiss in a doorway and a very flushed girl returning to her desk. 
Maybe I am a little bit romantic after all.

- Dani

Name: Bull Run
Cuisine: Cafe
Price: $
Location: 107 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC

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