Monday, May 15, 2017

The Glass Den, Coburg

A couple of weeks ago, I went for lunch with some friends to The Glass Den in Coburg.  It is set in part of the former Pentridge Jail. 

On the day that we visited, the place was bustling.  We were seated at one end of a communal table in the middle of the cafĂ©.

After ordering coffees, it was on to the serious business of lunch. I ordered a meatball sub ($17.50), which is as pretty as a picture despite its unromantic name: 

The sub is served on a pumpkin brioche roll, which was rather good.  The sauce on the sub had quite a sinus-clearing zing to it, and I loved it.

For dessert, I order The Mafia Boss - millionaire's shortbread with white chocolate and salted caramel:

Everything at The Glass Den is gorgeously presented.  If you have a serious sweet tooth, they do some amazing sweet breakfast dishes, complete with Persian fairy floss.  However, while the ladies seated next to us were delighted when they were presented with the same, I knew that I just couldn't go there.

If you want unique food that is poles apart from the offerings at your local greasy spoon, The Glass Den is the place for you. 

15 Urquhart St, Coburg VIC 3058


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I suddenly think that I would love to eat both the sub and the slice!! :D And that really is the prettiest sub I've seen!

Johanna GGG said...

I was there this weekend and last but last weekend the queue was too long so we came back this weekend. The food is very pretty and very tasty too. Glad you enjoyed it as it is one of our local spots.

Kari said...

What a stunning sub - a million miles away from the equivalent from Subway :D Your dessert looks delicious too.