Located on Burwood Rd, near St James Park, it is one of those places that you can easily drive by and not notice. It is a cosy, new cafe that caters for the local with good coffee and a brunch menu.
I only discovered this place, because TK comes here for coffee every day, and has been raving on and on about their coffee. He was correct too.... the owner is more than happy to make the coffee to your liking and generally doesn't disappoint.
The ricotta hotcakes were serve with a raspberry compote, mascarpone and mint. The hotcakes were creamy with an evident ricotta taste. There was a very generous amount of blueberries, this made TK very happy. The berry flavours with creamy mascarpone was a perfect combination on the hotcakes. I just wish there was another hotcake on the plate.
Their avocado toast deserves a mention. It differs from your typical plain avocado and fetta on toast. This has corn/tomato salsa and chilli laced through the avocado and fetta to give it more texture and a small kick from the chilli. One of the better avocado toast that I have tasted in the last few years. However it did feel slightly incomplete without a poached egg (yes, I am greedy).
Overall 14/20. As a new kid on the Melbourne cafe scene, I was very impress with the food plated up. I would be keen to go back and try other things on their menu.