Axil Coffee Roasters (Hawthorn) 9.5/10

Hello fellow cafe lovers! 

Axil Coffee Roasters is located in Hawthorn on Burwood Road, just a short walk from Glenferrie train station and Swinburne University of Technology. This café is a perfect stop for both business people and university students to visit for either breakfast or on their lunchtime break. With excellent service and great tasting food, you can’t go wrong with this café.

One of the best Latte’s in Melbourne

I have been to this café a number of times over the past few years and the service and the standard of their food has never been anything but amazing. Being a coffee snob, it’s safe to say that they have some of the best coffee in Melbourne. It was seen in an episode of The Real Housewives of Melbourne which truly shows that this is one of Melbourne most trendy café’s and a must visit for all café lovers.


With an excellent menu with a number of choices of mouth watering lunches and tasty all day breakfasts. Axil provides their customers with ‘treat for yourself’ meals, one that any gym junkie will give into. This was their menu in April 2015, so it might have changed since I went.

Axil Coffee Roasters Breakfast Menu
Axil Coffee Roasters Breakfast Menu (as of April 2015)
Axil Coffee Roasters Lunch Menu
Axil Coffee Roasters Lunch Menu (as of April 2015)

I went to Axil recently on two different occasions, with two different friends.

The first trip I ordered the red velvet pancakes and I must say they were some of the best pancakes I have ever eaten. Move over red velvet cupcakes, these pancakes should become the next big trend to our shores. Everything on the plate complemented each other and helped to balance out all the flavours and textures. The black sesame ice cream was something that I had never tried before and never thought I would, but I am so glad that I did because it was amazing!

Axil Coffee Roasters Breakfast
Red velvet pancakes with cream cheese ganache, raspberries and black sesame ice cream ($18)

My friend Tiana who doesn’t normally eat eggs ordered the spicy baked eggs and she loved them. She said that the dish had the right amount of spice, just enough to give it the flavour that it needed, but not to much to become over powering. The crunch of the sourdough toast and the saltiness of the feta added another level to the taste and texture of baked eggs, making every bite as enjoyable as the last.

Axil Coffee Roasters Breakfast
Spicy baked eggs with dukkah, Meredith feta and pumpkin sourdough toast ($18)

The second time around I ordered the waffles, this shows that I have such a sweet tooth and will normally order sweet over savoury when I am out at a café. Anyway, it was just amazing as good as it looks. I am a huge fan of peanut butter and anything that has peanut butter is a winner for me. The parfait helps to balance out the sweetness that the chocolate bought to the dish, while the banana helped to add softer texture to the crunch of the waffles. The serving many look small, but the pure richness of all the elements will fill you up before you know it.

Axil Coffee Roasters Breakfast
Waffles with candied popcorn, chocolate, banana and peanut butter parfait ($18)

My other friend Maddy ordered the crumbed chicken and she couldn’t stop raving about how great it was. She said that it was one of the nicest café lunches that she has had in a while and stated that she would be bringing her other friends here soon. She said that the crumb on the chicken wasn’t too thick that it would dry the chicken out. Having cabbage slaw instead of the normal green salad was a pleasant change, with the mint bringing a refreshing feeling to the dish.

Axil Coffee Roasters Lunch
Parmesan and rosemary crumbed chicken breast with savoy cabbage slaw, chill, pancetta, mint and peas ($23)

Finally, she accompanied it with a refreshing watermelon and lychee drink. Perfect to help anyone cool down and feel refreashed on these hot days in Melbourne during the summer months. She said that it was delicious and that she would definitely recommend it.

Watermelon and Lychee Drink
Watermelon and Lychee Drink


Axil have friendly and helpful staff who are there to answer any questions from where their coffee is from to explaining elements on the menu.

The coffee (and other drinks) and meals were served quickly and we did not have to wait very long and they were absolutely delicious.

With a large interior with an industrial feel and seating outside, Axil have plenty of space for everyone. Even though it has a very industrial feel, it is still has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As it can get quite busy, I would highly recommend that you get their early, before 10’o clock on a Saturday and before 12 during the week for lunch.


After you have finished your meal why not head up to Glenferrie road and have a look at the shops, there are a number of small boutiques that has something for everyone.


Address: 322 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (Vic)

Operating Hours:

Mon-Sun 7:00 am -4:00 pm


Facebook Page:

Axil information 2

CAFÉ RATING = 9.5/10 

 Have you visited Axil Cafe before? Tell me what you thought of it. Do you have any suggestions of cafe’s to visit?

Comment down below, I’m always looking for somewhere new to try.

Until next time,

Happy eating


Axil Coffee Roasters


35 thoughts on “Axil Coffee Roasters (Hawthorn) 9.5/10

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  1. Watermelon and lychee! Wow I must make that one day!

    Kim are you a fan of Mkr or masterchef? Your critique sounds like coming from these shows’ judges! 😀


    1. Hi Tammy,
      Thanks for your comment. That watermelon and lychee drink is definitely one to add to your list of drinks to try.
      I have to say that i’m a massive fan of Master chef, i’ve been watching it since the first season. I love watching them make all those amazing meals and watching how they plate up.
      – Kim

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  2. Hi Kim,

    Awesome blog i’m looking forward to your next one!!
    I was just wondering if they offer dietary alternatives? I have a friend who is gluten intolerant and another who is a vegetarian. Are there options for them?


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    1. Hi Madelyn,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes there are a number of dietary alternatives for customers that need them. Axil offer a number of options for vegetarians in both their breakfast and lunch menu (have a look at the menus pictured above). For people suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerant Axil offer delicious gluten free bread (i have tried it before) as an alternative for other bread served. They also have a number of choices on the lunch menu that are gluten free.

      I would highly recommend that you bring your friends here, i’m sure you will all really enjoy it.
      Make sure you subscribe if you want to be updated on new entries.

      – Kim


    1. Hi Abed,
      Thanks for your comment. I can tell you that those waffles were amazing and would definitely recommend that you give them a try when you’re in the area next. You won’t be disappointed!

      – Kim


    1. Thank You!!! I would love to know where they get their inspiration from, all their meals look amazing! They have a fantatsic and talent chef.
      You should definitely try it out sometime and let me know what you think.

      – Kim 🙂


  3. Thanks for the great info Kim, this cafe sounds awesome. They sound like they have some really diverse food choices. The black sesame ice cream sounds very interesting indeed. Do you know if they offer Soy as an option as I am dairy intolerant. I look forward to trying this cafe very soon 🙂


    1. Hi Ann,
      Thank you for your comment. I understand that they would have soy as an option for their coffee’s, but i’m not sure if they have that option for their meals. Looking at their menu they only offer one dairy free meal which is the Beechwood smoked duck breast. But i’m sure if you ask your waiter they might be able to sort something out for you.
      Hopefully that helps you and I hope that if you do visit Axil Cafe that you really enjoy it.

      – Kim 🙂


  4. Hi Kim,
    I love your blog, Since i study in Swinburne i’ve never been to any cafe near university except Mario. After i saw your post i will definitely want to go to this place, Thanks for posting it 🙂


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    1. Hi Don,
      I’m glad that you liked my post. You should definitely try Axil out, it’s a great treat between classes. Let me know what you think of it.

      – Kim 🙂


  5. Hi Kim. Thanks so much for telling us about this lovely cafe, it’s right on my way to uni but i’ve never noticed it. I gotta go there sometime to try the baked eggs, it looks sooo yummy <3<3<3


    1. This is one of my favourite cafe’s in Melbourne. It would be perfect for you to visit in between your classes Julie.
      Let me know what you think of the baked eggs.

      – Kim 🙂


  6. Woww, I’ve been there but never try waffles with babana, it’s look so yummy. Thanks for sharing. I wanna try it next time


  7. Hi Kim, I like your blog, it’s amazing and it make me want to there and try. I do love coffee so much, one day I will go and can’t miss out.


    1. Hi Jan,
      I’m glad that you enjoyed my blog. You should try them out, maybe get a coffee before a class or get some lunch in between classes.
      I hope you enjoy my future posts

      – Kim


  8. Hi Kim,
    I really love your blogs . It is right in front of my apartment but I didn’t have a chance to go there. Having read your blog, I was motivated to go there. I went there for a breakfast and my family and I really loved it.


    1. Hi Bahar,
      I am so glad that my blog inspired you to go there and that you enjoyed it. Hopefully they’ll become one of your new faviourte places to go.


    1. Thanks for your comment Sepi,
      I’m so glad to hear that you love Axil too, they have to my favourite cafe. I must have been there at least 15 times. Just thinking of those pancakes makes my mouth water!


  9. i am really looking forward to visiting this place. Pictures look amazing. Looking forward for more places to explore


  10. Awesome Kim! Love me some Axil – theres a new place opened up near me in Burnley called Seratonin, its been super busy since it started – add it to your list I’d love to get your thoughts!


    1. Thanks Paddy, Axil is one of my favourite places, i must have been there at least 15 times. I’ll definitely add that one to my list. I looked them up and their food looks incredible and they have such a different concept to other cafes.

      – Kim


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