Liar Liar (Hawthorn) 8/10

How’s it going cafe lovers? 

Located just off Glenferrie road, Liar Liar is known as one of Hawthorn’s best cafés.

Liar Liar interior
Liar Liar interior

It has a  beautiful interior with an industrial feel due to the exposed pipes in the ceiling, the polished concrete floor and beautiful pendant lights, makes it look like something you’d see on the Block. This has been one of my go to cafés in the past. It was one of my favourites for lunches and coffee in between classes during my undergrad years. It is a very popular café and during its busy times you normally have to wait for a table, but let me tell you it’s worth waiting for.

Parking isn’t the easiest to find on Glenferrie road, so I would suggest parking down the side streets or taking public transport. Glenferrie station is only a 5-10 minute walk from Liar Liar and there are also a number of trams that run up and down Glenferrie road that stops almost outside the café.

The following are from two different trips, both with my friend Tiana. I love going to cafés with her, it gives us a good chance to catch up and spend time together.

FOOD & DRINKS 

Liar Liar has a fabulous menu, with delicious choices to suit any taste. Everything on the menu sounds so tasty and therefore encourages you to go back and try everything! (Menu and prices are from May 2015 and could have changed)

Liar Liar Menu
Liar Liar Menu (May 2015)

The coffee here is amazing and is worth the walk from the Uni campus. It is presented so beautifully, I love the glass that is used. The coffee here is slightly cheaper than other cafés in the area, which is great and means you can have more than one cup and not feel as bad. Liar Liar also have a large range of other drinks to choose from and from what I hear their milkshakes are to die for.

Coffee rating: 5/5   5 out of 5

Liar Liar Latte
Latte ($3.70)

The first time around we went for breakfast and I order the ricotta hotcakes. They were marvellous!! The outside was golden and crunchy and the inside was soft and sweet. The almond cream was something that I had never had before, but thought it was a fabulous addition to the dish. It helped add an extra richness and helped to break up the sweetness from the maple syrup. Once again it looked like an artwork on the plate, the beautiful pink colouring from the berry coulis against the white plate, bough the dish to life and made it look so tasty.

Liar Liar Breakfast
Breakfast – Ricotta hotcakes, almond cream, berry coulis, maple syrup ($17.50)

Tiana had the smashed avocado with feta, maple glazed bacon and a poached egg on sourdough toast. She really seemed to enjoy it and said that it was delicious and very filling. She is a huge fan of bacon and said that the maple glazed bacon was fantastic and said she’d like to try it at home. Everything on the plate complemented each other; she said that the smoothness of the avocado accompanied the crunchy sourdough toast perfectly and that the sweetness of the maple syrup glaze on the bacon cancelled out the usually over powering saltiness that bacon usually has. She said that she would highly recommend the dish and can’t wait to go back and have it again.

Liar Liar Breakfast
Breakfast- Smashed avocado, with feta, maple glazed bacon, poached eggs and dukkah on sourdough toast ($18)

The second time we went for lunch and I ordered the BLAT. The serving size was quite larger for the price you pay ($13) and thought that it was very reasonable. I have been to so many places in the past where you would pay almost $20 for the same serving size. It was really tasty and would be a perfect meal for anyone looking for some comfort food. Tiana had the lamb burger and she loved it! Tiana is a huge burger fan and loves going to different places to try them out. She said that it was one of the best lamb burgers she’s had in a while and would recommend that anyone who loves lamb should try it out.

ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE

There are quite a few seating options inside, but not so many outside. This is disappointing as it would be marvellous to sit outside in the warmer months and drink your cup of coffee with a group of friends or just sit and watch the world go about their busy day. The café has a great ambiance, with people coming and going, both business people and mothers with their children coming in for their daily kick of caffeine. The service is fantastic and the staff a really friendly and you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in. The food came out really quickly, which is fantastic as the place is always busy.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE AREA

If you’re tired of looking at the stores on Glenferrie road, why not head down to bridge road in Richmond. It’s only at 10-minute drive or a short train trip to Richmond station and you’ll be there.

Map from Glenferrie road to Bridge Road
Map from Glenferrie road to Bridge Road

Bridge Road has a number of fabulous boutiques as well as the well known stores like Sports Girl. This website will tell you everything you need to know about Bridge Road and what it has to offer. http://www.bridgerd.com.au

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT LIAR LIAR 

Address: 90 Kinkora Rd, Hawthorn (Vic)

Phone: (03) 9818 8864

Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday – 7:00 am -4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiarLiarCafe

Liar Liar Information
Limited Street parking, which can be very difficult to find during their busy lunch time rush

Cafe Score: 8/10 

Have you been to Liar Liar before? If so, what did you think of it? Please let me know in the comments below, i would love to know if you enjoyed it as much as i did.

Are there any cafés you would recommend i have a look at?

Let me know in the comments below.

Unit next time,

Happy Eating

– Kim

Liar Liar

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47 thoughts on “Liar Liar (Hawthorn) 8/10

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  1. I’ve been there it was awesome heaps of great food but your right the transport is a bit difficult so I got public transport. I had the crispy chicken burger and it was seriously the best!!!!!!! I want to take my friend but shes a vegetarian, and I can’t remember if there are many options for her. Do you know?

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    1. Hey Maddy,
      There are a few vegetarian options on the menu and i’m sure if you talk to the staff they may allow you to remove the meat from certain meals. I hope that you and your friend enjoy it. Let me know if you do or if you have any other questions

      – Kim

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  2. Nice blog! I’ve only just been introduced to it and I can;t stop reading, you write so well!! Are you going to do another review?

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    1. Hey Elly,
      Thanks for you comment, i’m so glad that you enjoy reading my blog. Make sure you check out my other reviews on the home page. I plan to do more in the future, so make sure you stay tuned. If you can think of any cafes you’d like me to visit, please let me know

      – Kim 🙂

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  3. Liar Liar is the best, I go there nearly every weekend. But ill have to give those smashed avo, eggs and bacon a go! Thanks for sharing

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    1. No worries at all, i’m glad that you liked my post and that i encouraged you to give something else a go. Let me know what you think of it

      – Kim

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    1. Hi Lizzy,
      i’m really glad you enjoyed my post. I had a closer look at the menu for you and they do offer gluten free bread as a substitute for an extra $0.50.
      🙂

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    1. I can’t say that i’ve tried their cappuccino’s but from what i hear all their coffee is delicious and they always have a long line for people waiting for coffee, so they must be doing something right.

      🙂

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        1. Yes they do, it is a very popular place as all the business people in the area love going for their morning coffee and there is usually a long line. I would definitely recommend you give their coffee ago

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    1. Hey Darc,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes Liar Liar is right near the Swinburne Campus in Hawthorn, its just a 5 minute walk up Glenferrie Road

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  4. I can’t wait to try this out, the food looks amazing! Do you know if they have soy mil available for their coffees? Can’t wait to try the pancakes, the prices look very reasonable actually. 🙂

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    1. Hi Ann,
      I’m so glad that you liked the post and that its encouraged you to go. I assume that there is a soy option for their coffees as they offer it for their milkshakes and smoothies for an extra dollar. I hope that you like your trip to Liar Liar and enjoy the pancakes as much as i did.

      – Kim 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it as much as i did Sepi. I have to agree, their food presentation is amazing!! It looks like something you would see on Masterchef!

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  5. I haven’t been this place, it looks awesome, seems has lots of space inside and great design. specially, looking at the menu, it is surprising that drink’s prices are not really different from a take away coffee shop. I thought it was expensive. Thanks Kim a lot for the review!

    Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      I’m happy you liked my review. You should definitely visit them, they have such great food and the coffee is terrific! I love that the prices are slightly lower than other cafes in the area. Let me know what you think of it if you ever go

      – Kim

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  6. You make Liar Liar sound pretty good!
    I however am not a fan… I’ve experienced yuck coffee, floaties in my water and fairly un-notable food. However, glad you’ve enjoyed!

    – Ashleigh

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. I love this place and would be so disappointed if i had a bad time there. Hopefully you’ll give another go, maybe they were just having a bad day. But i understand if you don’t, just like the bad experience I had with Charlotte’s Corner, i won’t be going in a hurry.

      – Kim

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  7. Hi Kim,
    The food here looks amazing!!
    Looking forward to trying the mashed avocado with feta, maple glazed bacon and a poached egg on sourdough toast. The portion size looks pretty decent too 🙂

    – Alex

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    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your comment, from what my friend told me the mashed avo dish was amazing!!! You should definitely give it a try if you ever go to Liar Liar.
      Let me know what you think of it, i would love to know

      – Kim 🙂

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  8. Hi Kim,
    I really like the way you present this blog, and pictures looks really amazing. I would definitely visit as I like trying coffee in different places. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Tariq. I’m really glad that you enjoyed reading my post. Liar Liar’s coffee is pretty good, so you should definitely try it.
      🙂

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  9. Hi, Kim! It’s such a nice cafe and the interior looks great! If i go there, the first thing i’ll try is the smashed avocado, looks so yummy 🙂

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    1. Hi Don,
      Thanks for your comment. My friend Tiana said that the avocado dish was delicious! So i would highly recommend that you give it a try.

      – Kim 🙂

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  10. Hey Kim, this is one of my favorite Cafe. Great coffee, atmosphere and friendly staffs and also I really like their smash avocado, taste is so nice for me. Thanks for sharing.^^

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I am so glad that you liked Liar Liar as much as I did. Its a great little spot for a sundry morning breakfast. You should check out my other blogs to get more ideas of places to eat

      – Kim

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