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Le Roi Cafe

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Published November 8th 2012
Indulgent cafe fare in the heart of Mentone
Located in bustling Mentone, Le Roi Cafe is a cosy and welcoming place to stop for breakfast any time of day. With a menu which largely consists of variations of eggs on toast, Le Roi is a favourite among locals. They serve standard cafe fare such as focaccias and sandwiches, along with coffee which is regarded as being the best in the area.

Le Roi cafe
Le Roi Cafe in Mentone.


The breakfasts are generously portioned. Expect to be confronted with a mountain of bacon and eggs served with toast, hash browns, a sausage and more spinach than you can handle heaped onto one monstrous plate. The perfect cure for a morning (or mid-afternoon) hangover.

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A hearty breakfast from Le Roi Cafe.


Le Roi is rumoured to serve a mean coffee, but I decided to order a mocha, which happened to have just the right amount of froth and wasn't overly sweet or bitter.

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Le Roi Cafe makes a delightful mocha.


If you don't fancy the usual breakfast fare of eggs, toast and whatnot; Le Roi also serves pancakes, from $10.50 for the most basic serve.

With an abundance of indoor seating and a few tables outside on the pavement, there's no rush to get customers fed and out the door just to clear a table. The atmosphere is leisurely. You'll wait awhile to receive your meal, but you'll spend even longer savouring it.

Le Roi is moderately priced- my 3pm breakfast including the mocha set me back less than $20. The breakfast menu mostly ranges from about $12 to $15, while sandwiches and focaccias are about $6 to $10.
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Why? For breakfast in the mid afternoon.
When: 6am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, 7am - 5pm Sunday.
Phone: 03 9585 2266
Where: 1 Como Parade West, Mentone.
Cost: Under $20 for breakfast and a hot drink.
Your Comment
Good luck with the cafe competition Natasha. I liked this article, plus I'm always a sucker for a place with a french name! ;)

Although I've eaten a bit too much for lunch today, and the pic of that breakfast honestly made me a little queasy (not because it looks bad, just because I'm so full). Looks like a pretty epic meal!
by Natasha Stewart (score: 4|10421) 2582 days ago
Looks like another average cafe... why is the bacon burnt and what is that liquid in the plate??? And why the hell is the wrapped serviette touching the food. ughhhh
by astro (score: 0|2) 2418 days ago
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