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Hog's Breath Cafe, Highpoint

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by TheOnlyFiona (subscribe)
In real life, I do discuss food exactly like how I write in my food review articles. As always my food reviews are scored only on what I've tried and the service expected of that type of establishment.
Published April 18th 2014
The go to place for curly fries
Curly fries: fries made better by being cut into a delectable spring like shape. Texture is such an understated part of food. If it wasn't so revolutionary then chip companies wouldn't be marketing several different products, that are essentially the same potato cut in different ways. In short texture is important. It adds that extra thickness to the fries and curves which create a symphony of crunches.

The best part about going to Hog's Breath is getting curly fries with practically everything. Curly fries litters the menu like the friend who sneaks into every photo, but in a good way. Burgers, wraps, seafood and steak are the main menu categories on offer. I've had great experiences with most categories except for steak which is a bit of Russian roulette.

Barra burger
Barra burger


Chunky beef and vegetable soup
Chunky beef and vegetable soup


This visit I had the Barra burger, and the newly added chunky beef and vegetable soup. With the barramundi burger, I can't appreciate enough how amazing fried fish with tartare sauce in a burger is, its grouse (awesome). Absolutely amazing in fish and chips but to combine it in a burger with other ingredients is pretty interesting. This is one of my staples at Hog's Breath.

The beef soup was listed on the entree menu. It does have chunky in the title but I ordered it not expecting more than a light broth. Expect practically a whole meal. The soup features melt in your mouth beef chunks, soft macaroni, carrots and beans. The soup was a tad spicy and good for warming up. Garlic bread was provided for dipping but in the spirit of Hog's Breath, curly fries was promptly dipped as well.

Hog's Breath car
Hog's Breath car


Hog's Breath decor
Hog's Breath decor


Homegrown Hog's Breath celebrates its 25th year anniversary this year. Its decor features large displays of racing memorabilia around a cowboy style saloon setting which makes it easily mistaken as an American franchise.The truckie/racer meets cowboy theme of the decor will appeal to motor, cowboy and eccentric decor enthusiasts. To add to this, the most outlandish factor is Hog's Breath's own merchandise which is largely based on its bikie hog mascot. This is enough to kickstart a million curious thoughts.

Hog's Breath merchandise counter
Hog's Breath merchandise counter


Hog's Breath 25 year anniversary
Hog's Breath 25 year anniversary


Hog's Breath's enthusiasm for curly fries is infectious. Enjoy them with the rest of the cafe fare.

Experience Summary:

Service 3 stars; nice staff but the frequency of service depends too much on the seating you were given.

Atmosphere 4 stars; family friendly vibe.

Food 3.5 stars; I've had positive experiences but sometimes there can be hits and misses.

Uniqueness factor curly fries when you want them and anytime you want them.
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Why? Curly fries everywhere
Phone: 1800 HOGSTER (1800 4647837)
Where: Highpoint Shopping Centre
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