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Published August 7th 2018
Delicious food in the suburbs
It used to be quite hard to find a good cafe and coffee in the suburbs when compared to inner-Melbourne - but not anymore. Most suburbs beyond the 5-kilometre radius of the CBD now have at least one if not more, great cafes (and excellent coffee).
The Diplomat is the kind of cafe you want to have around the corner of your house. It's bustling, child and dog-friendly and the staff are smiling and well-trained. And on top of that, it has interesting and delicious food offerings. The all-day menu has staple breakfast dishes such as eggs in all forms, porridge and french toast but also more varied and exotic dishes such as breakfast burrito and kimchi pancakes. Highett has certainly come of age in the interesting and on-trend dishes in this local cafe.
For lunch, what about a salad or soup if you after more traditional fare or bubble and squeak rosti if after something a bit different? The kids' menu has pancakes, eggs and soldiers, toasties, bagels or fruit salad. A large range of teas, coffees and fresh juices as well as standard soft drinks and a small range of wines and beers complete the offerings.
The Diplomat is open 7 days a week 6.30am to 4 pm and is the perfect place for early morning coffees, breakfast or brunch with friends or family and a chance to unwind in this friendly and authentic cafe in the middle of suburbia.