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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.