Sardi (Hawthorn) 8/10

G’day fellow cafe lovers!

Welcome back to Cards and Cafés, once again I found myself on Church street in Hawthorn and yes you guessed it I was having brunch with my Uni girls Maddy and Flick.

For the longest time I have been wanting to try Sardi Café as I had heard so many good things about it. I had also seen so many amazing photos of their food and coffee on Instagram. So when I saw that this café was in the area that we love to brunch in, I knew that I had to add it to our list of must try cafés.

I also love that this café has a reasonably priced menu, especially for the area that it is in. I know that most cafés on the area will be charging a lot more for similar meals.


There is nothing like a good coffee in the mornings and I was super excited to try the coffee at this café and I’m happy to report that it did not disappoint. It was perfectly strong enough and had a beautiful rich flavour. It also came to the table very quickly and it was a great size. I also love the beautiful coloured saucers that the coffee is served on, as it adds a bit of fun to your morning coffee.

Each table was served a jug of water with apple pieces floating in them. I have never thought about putting apple in my water, but I loved it! It had such a delicious flavour and it is something I’ll consider doing in the future.

Coffee rating: 3/5    3 out of 5

Latte (Niccolo blend coffee) ($3.50)

After spending ages looking at the menu trying to decided which meal I wanted to eat, when I finally decided on the banana bread French toast. This was served with mascarpone, maple roasted pears and salted caramel and almond crumble. This is my type of dish! This had all my favourite things all on one plate and made to perfection. I absolutely love banana bread, so making that into French toast and mixing it with salted caramel was a match made in Heaven.

My mouth is just watering thinking back to the day that I ate it. The cooked pear helped to break down the sweetness that the banana bread and salted caramel bought to the dish. This super rich dish filled me up very quickly, so keep that in mind when ordering this dish. But I would 100% recommend it and I promise you won’t be sorry you did.

Sardi Breakfast
Banana bread French toast served with mascarpone; maple roasted pears and salted caramel and almond crumble ($16)

Maddy ordered the pea and haloumi fritters which was served with tomatoes, bacon and relish. She said that it was very tasty and something quite different. She had never heard of these flavours in a fritter before and just knew that she had to try them. She said that the relish added an incredible depth of flavour. Adding another element to the already tasty fritters. She said that she would definitely eat it again and would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat there.

Sardi Breakfast
Pea and haloumi fritters served with tomatoes, bacon and relish ($16)

Finally Flick ordered the egg ‘n’ bacon ciabatta served with a honey mustard mayo, tomato relish and grilled cheese. She said the serving size of looks very small and she was rather disappointed when it first came out. But she soon realised that it was the perfect size, she found that the ciabatta bread was actually quite filling and in the end she struggled to finish. She also said that the tomato relish had a beautiful rich flavour and that it totally made that dish.

Sardi Breakfast
Egg ‘n’ bacon ciabatta served with a honey mustard mayo, tomato relish and grilled cheese ($10)


I went to Sardi before they did all their renovations so I’m not sure what their current seating plan is like, but when we went I found that it was very small inside. They only had a few tables and they were all so close together and I could only imagine how long you might have to wait on weekends.

The employees are all so friendly and you feel right at home when you walk in. This warm environment makes you want to sit there all day and drink coffee.


Address: 111 Church Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne, (Vic)

Phone: (03) 9818 6140

Operating Hours: 

Monday –Friday  –7:30 am- 4:00 pm                               

Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sardi Information

 CAFÉ RATING = 8/10 

Have you visited Sardi café 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



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