Oh Love Grub, I so wanted to love you and your grub, and I did, until a turf war started over a trike.....
I so wanted to stay longer and soak up the lovely atmosphere under your beautifully decorated tree, but the turf war escalated over the said trike....
I so wanted to finish my beautifully made cappucino in its beautiful blue cup, but the turf war required intervention - and sadly it was all over a trike....
So my dear parents have you ever had an instance when dining out (or even in a park or at a party) when your child is playing on a toy and another child (not yours) wants that toy really really badly? Well this is how the trike turf war started today at Love Grub in Alexandria.
Love Grub is a quirky child friendly cafe located on a busy road in the oh so groovy dining district of Alexandria (Bitton &The Grounds & Campos are all in the vicinity). The brilliant thing about Love Grub is that it is quiet - you don't have to queue for a table like I've heard you have to do at The Grounds for example. We arrived at about 8.30am for brekkie and we were the first customers. We were served promptly by a couple of very friendly chaps - and life was good.
Life was good because it was a sunny Sydney Saturday and we were sitting under the said gorgeous old tree that was decorated in red lanterns, hearts and pom poms. The little bulls were playing happily with the toys provided by Love Grub under the beautiful tree.
We had ordered some yummy food - your usual breakfast suspects - bacon and eggs & omelette for us and toasted banana bread for the little bulls to accompany their babycino and kids chocolate milk (there isn't a kids menu, but there is loads for kiddies to eat off the main menu). The babycino which is only $1 came in a plastic cup just like the kids chocolate milk - smart!
The ravenous little bulls devoured their breakfast and both went back to play, leaving their Mumma and Pappa to read the Saturday papers in relative peace. At this stage there were a few more tables of happy diners that had sat around us.
And then it happened!
I had out of the corner of my eye been watching, as a certain young lass had been stalking my eldest little bull asking him for a turn on the trike that he was riding. There was no way my little bull was going to get off and the little lass soon realised this, so she decided to give him a few gentle shoves (I'm being very nice here) ..... and unfortunately for her she unleashed the beast!
An almighty roar leapt from my little bull's mouth which I'm sure scared the pants off the little lass (and everybody else) - clearly she ain't used to suburban boys in her patch of Sydney. So as quick as Hussein Bolt, I leapt from my lovely little spot in the sun, donned by blue beret and intervened just like the UN - actually I just dragged the little bull away kicking and screaming, saying that it wasn't fair - and I kinda agree it wasn't. (BTW there were other trikes to play with).
We did some bus spotting down the road for a bit whilst we both calmed down (I don't think the Mumma of the wee lass even moved from her seat - she's obviously a bit more relaxed than I am about turf wars starting in a cafe when other diners are trying to eat their breakfast in peace).
By the time we got back the wee lass was happily riding the disputed trike and in order not to disrupt the peace I told Mr Munch that it was time to leave as I quite frankly don't like spending my precious cafe time resolving turf war disputes between 4 yr olds.
So sorry parents about my rant. I really wanted to take some fabulous photos of this little gem called Love Grub but I was otherwise distracted.
But as I want to show my love to Love Grub - I will be back - and maybe this time I might fly solo or maybe I might convince Mr Munch to take me there for an evening when Love Grub turns up the love and becomes a bar serving Japas (Japanese Tapas!) x
38 Mitchell Rd Alexandria NSW 2015
02 9318 2323