It was a cool, crisp pre-Christmas morning, so we decided to stay a while and order brunch.
The menu has so many choices. This is no bland, standard, same as everywhere else, fare.
I mean, how good is it to see a menu that offers "thick doorstop toast"? No meagre slices here, folks, but quality food and local seasonal produce.
After a hearty breakfast of juicy, tender mushrooms topped with a crumble of stilton cheese and a small side salad for me, and deliciously crisp apple strudel French toast for hubby, I took the opportunity to look around.
Who doesn't love to come across a knight in rusty armour?
It's wonderful to browse the many bookshelves and be encouraged to sit in a cosy corner to read while sipping a coffee, specialty bespoke tea or hot chocolate - made with no less than fifteen generous pieces of luscious Lindt couverture chocolate.
The menu is enticing. There will be many visits to try the dishes and drinks that appeal to me. Like the Irish coffee, which I'll order on cold, frosty days to sip slowly by a welcoming hearth.
Then there's the Frangelico Affogato….
With gluten free and vegetarian options, there's something for everyone, and all without the often outrageous prices found in some chic inner city cafés.
A drive up the mountain to brunch is highly recommended.
You might even see me there… I know I'll be haunting it regularly.
Brunch is open 8am - 5pm daily and is located at 1365 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road. Mount Dandenong.
The friendly staff can be contacted on 03 9751 1100
Or buy email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awesome cafe, with lovely staff. Had my daughters 4th birthday party here out the back amongst the trees and play equipment, perfect setting and the staff were amazing! Easy going and relaxed and couldn't be more obliging!