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Liar Liar Cafe

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by Felicity (subscribe)
A Melbournian who wonders as I wander. I have spent a lot of life colouring in moments and take great pleasure in creative expression of experience. Interested in Design, Art, Film, Photography, Painting and all things French.
Published December 12th 2018
Summer is here! Where? You may ask. It's been so long awaited it is hard to get up in the morning and trust that the golden sunlight is warm but if you make your way to Kinkora Avenue, Hawthorn, you will find a summer experience, regardless of whether the heat has set into the concrete yet or not.

A glass window-lined breakfast haven, it is only here that the taste of summer is perfected in the fruit salad. Melbourne is known for breakfast all day but fruit salad is often the menu item least respected or displaced by Acai smoothie bowls and fussy yoghurt pannacotta creations. These fuss beyond recognition with the purity and beauty of just plain fruit hidden.

At Liar Liar, it is, however, recognised how little fuss is needed. Knife cuts do not decimate the enjoyment of large cuts of melon and foams and crumbs do not deconstruct the pleasure into an Alice in Wonderland like powder. A few flowers call your mind back to an orchard and honey tinged labnah offers creamy lusciousness that ties every fruit you could dream of into happiness on a plate.

Fruit, Salad, Summer
Summer Fruit


I come here with a sense I am at the end of the rainbow and have found joy.

art, breakfast, fruit
Summer Fruit


The perfect accompaniment is the coffee they are known for in your favoured form. Whether icy froth on a warm day or crema on a cool one, you'll find a perfect accompaniment to your menu choice. granola ensures every texture is tuned to delight all your senses.

Coffee, cream, art
Artistic wakeup


If fruit salad is not your cup of tea, everything on the menu is so well reviewed by the happy looks on regular customers' faces. It is certain you would not have too much trouble finding alternative pleasure. From summer salads, crumpets and porridge, to eggs on toast, acai and muesli bowls, the only real difficulty is choosing.

The seating is varied, groups can find a private nook and singles can settle in autonomy on a bench by the window or at the large communal table ideal for study.

The music has the flavour of the 90s. Life buzzes around you while there are plenty of dress, clothes, bathers and bookshops around the corner to amuse you on your journey home.

It is easy to get here, at the centre of everything, but enough removed from the street to uncover tranquillity.

Open 7 days early til 3pm. There are many cafes in the area, this one is the best.

coffee, cream, art
delicious art

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Why? It's summer and breakfast is the best meal of the day and worth getting right
When: Open 7 days Monday -Friday 7am-4pm Saturday & Sunday 8am-4.30pm
Phone: (03) 98188864
Where: 90 Kinkora Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Cost: Drinks - $4-$10, Meal $14-$20
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