I caught up with a friend for lunch today at a tiny little 'Japanese Organic Cafe' called Brim CC. It was originally organic soup take-away shop (hence the reference to volume and containers I assume) with sushi available, but due to customer demand, had recently increased the number of Japanese items on the menu.
I went for a rice dish/salad combination ($9.50) of gyu-don with fried tofu salad. My friend chose a double chicken hit of a chicken tomato curry with a teriyaki chicken salad.
|Gyu-Don with Fried Tofu Salad|
|Chicken Tomato Curry with Chicken Teriyaki Salad|
The food was pretty standard. It was filling but nothing that distinguished it from other standard Japanese restaurants around Melbourne. Perhaps I should have ordered a soup or some sushi instead! Seeing as the meal was so cheap though, I left feeling very satisfied. The service was friendly and efficient, and they obviously had a very dedicated customer base. Definitely deserving of their spot in the 2011 Cheap Eats Guide. I might choose the take-away option next time though, crowds tend to confuse me.
Shop 2, 601 Little Collins St, Melbourne