Yesterday we arrived in The Lakes, parked up the van and headed straight to Homeground for lunch.  We discovered it last year and fell in love with the place. Particularly because it does really decent coffee which we’ve never found before here. The other reason is the hash browns. They are quite simply amazing. It’s just as well this place is 3 hours away from home otherwise I could end up with an addiction.

We made it just in time to have a late lunch.  We’ve eaten breakfast and many cakes at Homeground but never sampled their lunch specials. 

Mr Frivolitea went straight for the chickpea and bean burger with avocado, caramelised onions, chilli jam and halloumi with a side of beetroot slaw.  There was so much flavour in the burger and the dressings and sides accompanied it really well. Mr Frivolitea was a happy man.

I went for the sticky plum pork belly. They’d run out of noodle salad and so knocked up a rainbow salad to go with it that had the beetroot slaw running through it. This dish didn’t skimp on meat either and the meat fell apart, the plum glaze was sticky but not too sweet.  I was in a bit of a food coma at the end. A really lovely food coma contributed to by the portion of hash browns we had to order to go with our lunch. There was no option but to have hash browns!

Despite having eaten a huge amount of food we decided to have a flat white and then another. Mr Frivolitea ordered the second coffees and came back with a peanut butter cookie. This place does cakes really well  so I shouldn’t have been surprised but I couldn’t believe he could even think about eating more food. However having tasted the best cookie I’ve ever had, I was pleased he had ordered it.   This was the best cookie I have ever tasted. Chewy, gooey, peanutty and with an added sprinkle of salt just making it perfect. I was so busy enjoying it I only took a photo of my last bite!

So can you see why we love this place.  We will no doubt be back before the weekend is out.

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