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Monkey Can Fly Cafe

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Published February 8th 2014
There is more to baked beans than meets the eye
The name for this cafe is a little unusual and I never actually got to the bottom of why it was called "Monkey Can Fly".

The front of Monkey Can Fly Cafe

Their coffee is fantastic; apparently a 5 bean special that they blend themselves, called "5 senses" which wonderfully complimented our breakfast. My dinning partner ordered the "Big Breakfast" while I ordered the "Breakfast Bruschetta" and neither of us were disappointed

The Big Breakfast

We were both particularly impressed by the in-house baked beans served with the "Big Breakfast". Curious we inquired if they made them on the premises and we were told 'yes' and as the guy behind the counter discussed the ingredients he also commented on how long they took to prepare, which revealed to us that they were sincere about their food. He made an interesting comment that not many people order the baked beans, but those who did really liked them. The is so much more to baked beans than Hienz realises!

Courtyard, cafe
The rear courtyard of Monkey Can Fly Cafe

There was a courtyard out back which was was decorated with street like art. The interior of the restaurant was also tastefully decorated with wall art one side of the restaurant ha a mural depicting scenes of Chinese women at imperial court around 12th century. The opposite wall had an eye catching broken plaster design that seemed to be a world map but I'm not sure?
cafe, map
Wall map inside Monkey Can Fly Cafe

Booking not necessary
Getting there you can get there by car, train or bus very easily, the Highett train station is only a 5 minute walk

Parking there is street parking, parking across the street at the library and another carpark nearer the Nepean Hwy

Disabled Access Assessment
Ramp access small step into the main dinning area.
Disabled toilets none, the only toilet appears to be upstairs up quite a steep stair case.
Proximity to to disabled parking I saw no designated disabled parking.

Kid friendly
Highchairs provided - yes.
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Why? Good Coffee, Good Food, Why Not
When: Monday to Friday 6.30am-4pm; Saturday 7am-4pm; Sunday 7am-3pm
Phone: 9532 2260
Where: 519 Highett Road, Highett
Cost: For 3 coffees and two breakfast meals we paid $43.00
Your Comment
Cant wait to try out Monkey Can Fly . It is very near to where I live and I didnt know about it!Janet
by janet (score: 1|36) 2538 days ago
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