Intro: Could these ricotta hotcakes be a contender for Replete Providore’s version?
Details: Shop 6/769 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 3122 03 9818 8864
Surroundings: Pretty cool place to hang out with communal tables, dim lighting amongst dark wooden furniture. The brightest thing in here is the cake display (which is an evil distraction!!) not too mention the great looking coffee equipment.
Liquid consumption & Muffin: Flat White. With all the hype about this place and its infamous coffee skills, it certainly lived up to it. Next time I’ll try their freshly made hippy juice- apple, watermelon, mint and strawberry which sounds amazing!
The spiced carrot and date muffin- the best part was the buttercream icing.
Mains: Ricotta Hotcakes were great- served with roasted peaches, light caramel and a dollop of cream. Favourite part were the crispy edges of the hotcakes. Some time ago, these used to come with Lemon Curd and Strawberries which is the reason I came here to see how it contends with local haunt Replete Providore who serves up similar hotcakes. Presentation wise, it’s not by all means impressive, but tastes divine.
Scrambled Eggs with salmon and goats cheese was a winner. The Five Grain toast kept its crunchiness throughout despite being toppled over by the generous serving of delights. A good contrast to the sweetness of the hotcakes.
Bring a date here? Make sure you get in early. It was weekday, but was still crazy.
Night out with friends here? You may have to share tables with other peeps as it gets pretty packed in. I’d suggest booking.
Service: Perhaps a little moody this morning, but in any case, polite.
Food Rehab Verdict: Sent me to food rehab (book this place now! Wowzer) – Greenlight
Liar Liar VS Replete Providore...I’m still thinking about it
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