Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you.
I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published July 19th 2015
BYO friends, or make new ones
The name says it all!
Located in Heathmont, close to the train station and in the row of shops on Canterbury road, Food Coffee Friends is a neighbourhood gem.
This is the place for fresh, homestyle food. It has a traditional cafe menu. To give you an idea, this includes breakfast items such as pancakes muesli, toast and eggs, as well as avo delight and fresh muffins. Sandwiches and focaccias made to order, plus light meals such as lasagne (traditional or veggie). antipasto and pies.
Home made spinach and ricotta rolls, family recipe for your family - from their Facebook page
The cafe will happily cater to special diets, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Specials change daily and seasonally.
Take home meals are also available, and seem to be popular at school pickup time. Pies, soups, and lasagna have a strong following. These are also made to order, and I have ordered the vegan cornish pasties and shared them with family who have all raved about them! I have them as a staple in my freezer now, for a quick, tasty meal.
If you've got a sweet tooth, this is the place for you. You could come here every day for weeks and still not have tried everything. Made in house, using family recipes, these sweets are something else. You'll struggle to chose just one!
Cakes are $4.50 or (here's another choice you may need to make) add double cream for $5.00. Your options could include gluten free chocolate cake, apple cake, lemon meringue pie, sticky date with butterscotch cake. Or you could go for a slice ($3.80) vanilla slice, chocolate peppermint slice, lemon slice or perhaps a homemade wagon wheel.
With coffee in the cafe title, let me tell you about that. This ain't Fitzroy, but you could be forgiven for thinking you are at an inner city cafe. The coffee is made with expertise, and is pretty good.
Staff are friendly and only to happy to help. Food Coffee Friends is a comfortable, convenient destination. It is child friendly. with plenty of room for prams. So bring your friends, or make some new ones and enjoy a coffee and great food, is there anything better?
Cafe with great food, fresh coffee and friendly staff