With a name like Hansell & Gretel, it wasn't difficult to convince the family to join me for brunch. We sat at a cosy table beneath enchanted looking mirrors and a mysterious tea pot collection. The cafe interior had a retro chic feeling, with an appealing recycled edge and a variety of toys to keep children entertained.
Initially, I was struck by the unusual menu - a cross between Asia and Argentina, where you are invited to construct your own meal (some DIY options include free range eggs, Turkish toast, Argentinian Chimi churri, Eumundi Smokehouse Chorizo, or Choo Chi Chilli with shallots and soy sauce). Although that did indeed sound tempting, we narrowed our menu choices down to The Step Mother, The Witches Breakfast, The Spanish Matador, or The Woodchopper's Breakfast. I eventually selected The Witches Breakfast (home made peppermint ice cream on heart shaped chocolate waffles, sprinkled with honeycomb and sea salt caramel sauce), which ended up being very sweet when combined with my Witches Brew (real deal hot chocolate).
Witches Breakfast - complete with heart shaped chocolate waffles
The kids loved their babycinos, which were served in sweet nanna cups and their scrambled eggs went down very quickly too. The barista served good Genovese coffee, however for my next visit, I plan to sample some of the unusual flavoured coffees (Jaffa or maybe the Vietnamese). They also have a tempting cabinet of home baked treats for purchase on your way out. All in all, Hansell and Gretel Espresso and Breakfast Bar is a fun place for breakfast or brunch, which is fast becoming popular, especially on weekends.