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That Place Cafe

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by Pauline (subscribe)
Published May 19th 2013
'That' eggs benedict and 'That' hollandaise sauce are good
With so many great cafes around Melbourne for breakfast, we were certainly spoiled with choices. As a result, we couldn't decide on where to eat, so we let our instinct decide and it brought us to That Place.

That Place cafe, hardware lane, mocha, hollandaise sauce, eggs benedict, ham and cheese croissant
That Place Cafe

While walking along Bourke Street, we spotted this small cosy cafe called "That Place" at the corner of Hardware Lane and Bourke Street. It is a family owned and run business which strives on four principles - great food, great coffee, great atmosphere and great service.

There is a wide selection on their breakfast menu including a daily special. The staff at the counter were friendly and warm. She recommended us to try eggs benedict breakfast set with their special hollandaise sauce.

That Place cafe, hardware lane, mocha, hollandaise sauce, eggs benedict, ham and cheese croissant

No breakfast is complete without a cup of coffee. I ordered a cup of mocha to satisfy my daily dose of caffeine addiction. It was aromatic and smooth with a sweetness level that was just nice. The drink was just slightly a bit chocolatey for me but nonetheless still good!

That Place cafe, hardware lane, mocha, hollandaise sauce, eggs benedict, ham and cheese croissant, runny yolk
Eggs Benedict set

After a short wait, the eggs benedict set arrived. It looked so delicious with wobbly-poached eggs on sourdough, toast with Jim's double smoked ham, wilted spinach and topped with generous spread of hollandaise sauce. Once the egg is cut open, the runny yolk flowed out, dressed the ham and soaked the toast. It was indeed a hearty breakfast to kick start the day.

That Place cafe, hardware lane, mocha, hollandaise sauce, eggs benedict, ham and cheese croissant
Ham and Cheese Croissant

We also ordered a croissant with ham and cheese which had already been prepared. It was lightly toasted before it was served. The melted cheese tasted soft and the croissant was quite fresh and flaky on the outside.

Besides coffee and food, the decoration in the cafe is quite interesting as well. The wall is adorned with blackboard menu on one section and another with photo frames. Some of the tables had centrepiece with tropical fruit theme (e.g. pineapple). There is also a small al-fresco style dining at the side of the restaurant on Hardware Lane.

plastic cup lamp shade, paper cup lamp shade
Plastic cup lamp shade

My favourite piece of deco in this cafe is the hanging rounded lamp shade. They are made from recycled paper/plastic cups clipped together with paper clip to form a large ball with light bulbs enclosed in the middle. I thought it was a clever idea as it is environmental-friendly too. Not sure if it was made by the owner, but it's an interesting lamp shade!

The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and drinks from 7.30am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday. You can subscribe to their social media page to receive update on daily lunch special for $10. Next time if you are hungry, just go to That Place to fill your tummy! Oh, it also offers gluten-free meals on the menu.
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Why? Because That breakfast is good!
When: 7.30am - 4pm
Phone: 03 9602 4777
Where: Cnr of Bourke Street & Hardware lane
Cost: Varies
Your Comment
I love this place. Has been one of my local places I go every day for lunch! Totally agree with the lights! It has a funky feel to it.
Staff are always lovely.
by lez+m (score: 0|5) 2338 days ago
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