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Lil Boy Blue Kitchen & Bar

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by Rebecca Tegan (subscribe)
When I'm not at university, I can be found curled up reading a great book, gardening, painting, writing anything from songs to hopeful novels to home-performed plays or 'treasure-hunting' in op shops around Melbourne.
Published March 7th 2013
For pretty decor & 'fancier' cafe food, go to Lily Boy Blue
Lil Boy Blue Decor on the second floor
Lil Boy Blue Decor on the second floor


A few weeks back, I was at an all-girls lunch out at a café in Kew called Lil Boy Blue. One of my aunt's close friends had recently gotten engaged and they had been dress shopping just before lunch. The café had a great atmosphere with pretty décor. We were the only ones on the second floor of the shop, so we could talk and laugh freely. There was also a cozy little side room, a cocktail lounge, where more intimate get-togethers can be held.

Cocktail Lounge
Cocktail Lounge


The café serves modern Australian food including breakfast, nibbles, lil plates, big plates, sweets and cheese. We ordered a dish each and shared a couple in the middle as well. The individual dishes included fresh farm eggs on toast with salmon and hollandaise sauce, salmon gravlax served with polenta chips and a poached egg on avocado puree and cream fraiche, and a pork shoulder brioche bun.

Salmon gravlax with polenta chips
Salmon gravlax with polenta chips


Pork shoulder in a brioche bun
Pork shoulder in a brioche bun


We also shared the duck breast salad with plum vinaigrette and kingfish ceviche with crispy whitebait served with grapefruit compote, tomato and herbs.

Duck breast salad with plum vinegarette
Duck breast salad with plum vinegarette


Kingfish ceviche with crispy whitebait served with grapefruit compote
Kingfish ceviche with crispy whitebait served with grapefruit compote


The food was excellently cooked, even though the portions were not very large. There was also a varied selection of desserts such as strawberry parfait sandwich with chocolate sauce and strawberry dust.

Strawberry parfait sandwich
Strawberry parfait sandwich


We chose the chocolate taste board to share, which had a brownie, chocolate mousse, Turkish chocolate fairy floss, chocolate milk, a chocolate cream biscuit, chocolate ice-cream on cookie crumbs and a chocolate tart.

Chocolate taste board
Chocolate taste board


The service was good too, with friendly waitresses. Lil Boy Blue can be found on 309 High Street in Kew and is open on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 8am to 11pm, while on Mondays and Sundays, it is open from 8am – 4pm.
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Why? A pretty and friendly cafe that serves good modern Australian food
When: Mon & Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue to Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: (03) 9853 5003
Where: 309 High St. Kew, VIC 3101
Cost: $15-$30
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