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Long Story Short Cafe

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by JaneO (subscribe)
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Published February 6th 2017
Who can resist Tim Tam pancakes?
Since moving in towards the city, I've been hunting around for a local cafe that I can count as my regular Sunday brunch spot - and I think I've finally found it. I have a sweet tooth and rumours of Tim Tam pancakes led me to Port Melbourne.

Long Story Short Cafe is a great little cafe in a slightly odd location in Port Melbourne - it is not near any other shops, restaurants or a tram line. However, this does mean that you can usually find a parking spot on the weekend and then head on down to the beach afterwards to walk off the delicious meal.

I was looking for something indulgent and something that would fill my craving for something sweet, so when I found that Buttermilk Tim Tam Pancakes were on the menu - I just HAD to try them.

What appeared promptly in front of me was a large buttermilk pancake stack filled with Tim Tams and poached nashi, covered in chocolate soup and crispies, vanilla peanuts plus Tim Tam gelato on top.
Tim Tam Pancakes
A delicious, delightful and decadent dish!

It was heavenly! I loved the mix of textures including crunch biscuit, crisp fruit and cool gelato. The nashi also helped take away from all the sweetness and the chocolate soup was light and not too sickly sweet which was great. I'm addicted!!

However it still was sweet and very filling, so unless you have a large appetite, I would probably recommend sharing this dish with another sweet tooth.

There is a creative all day menu with a range of different dishes for those not into pancakes for breakfast - deconstructed fruit salad, matcha smoothie bowl, avocado and poached eggs, corn fritters. Plus salads, burgers, sandwiches, tacos and even a crispy soft shell crab bun for those who have already moved on to lunch.

The staff are very friendly and attentive. I wanted some fresh juice and they made up and mixed up a drink to match my tastes. The prices were reasonable and so overall I'll definitely be heading back there again.

The cafe is not open for dinner so grab yourself some Tim Tam pancakes while the sun shines.

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Why? Tim Tam pancakes - why not??!
Phone: (03) 9646 5697
Where: 40 Crockford Street, Port Melbourne
Your Comment
I don't think I have seen a pancake stack that big before.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 1284 days ago
Very interesting. A bit too decadent for me though.
by Di Hill (score: 2|526) 1284 days ago
Great article! Sounds like a great place to visit.
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1284 days ago
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