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Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! Recently I caught up with two of my University Maddy and Flick and we once again decided to try a café in Camberwell. We seem to love eating at cafés in the Camberwell or Hawthorn area and thought we’d tick Dish & Spoon off our list.
We were so excited to try Dish & Spoon out after seeing such amazing photos of their food on social media. We were happy to find that parking in that area was easy, unlike the other Camberwell cafés we’ve tried in the past. The Dish & Spoon staff members are all so friendly and welcoming and you felt as if they were welcoming you to the Dish & Spoon family.
FOOD & DRINKS
Dish & Spoon have quite a generous breakfast menu, with a number of sweet and savoury dishes to choose from. But their lunch menu is quite trivial, but I’m sure you can still find something that you will enjoy.
The following menu photos were taken at the start of May 2015.
I ended up ordering a latte as I usually do. The blend in which Dish & Spoon use is the Campos House Blend. I have never tried that blend before and I thought that it was a fantastic coffee. It was hot when it arrived, which helped me to warm up on that cold Melbourne morning. It had a deep rich flavour, which coated your mouth with every sip you took. Every mouth full left you wanting another.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Maddy ordered the Acai bowl, which was Acai berries blended with fresh banana, blueberries, coconut water, chilled coconut flakes, chia seeds, goji berries, fresh fruit and toasted granola.
This has to be the healthiest breakfast I’ve ever seen. When it arrived at our table it looked so beautiful! The vibrant purple of the blended Acai berries eye catching. The bright green kiwi fruit and the red of the strawberries added additional pops of colour to this dish, making it look like a piece of art. Maddy said that it was exquisite! She said that it was like eating a crunchy smoothie. She said the crunch from the toasted granola and nuts added an extra exciting texture to the dish against the soft fruit and silky Acai mix.
She said that it wasn’t to sweet and that coconut water and flakes helped to balance out the sweetness from the fruit. She said that she would definitely eat it again and would recommend it to anyone wanting a healthier breakfast.
I ordered the smashed avocado, which was served with feta on toasted olive bread, with marinated cherry tomatoes, zaatar sumac and a poached egg. I love ordering smashed avocado as I always find it refreshing and a healthy choice to start the day. I thought that this smashed avocado dish was quite tasty.
The avocado was fresh and was seasoned well. I just wasn’t the biggest fan of the olive bread because I don’t usually enjoy olives. But I thought that it was great to try a different type of bread and it was good to see something rather than the usual sour dough that most cafés serve. So if you enjoy olives then you would most likely love this dish. The poached egg was cooked perfectly. I love cutting into the poached egg and watching the yolk dribble across the plate. The cherry tomatoes were also delicious and they added a vinegary taste to the dish.
Finally Flick ordered the noisette bread with peanut butter. She wasn’t overly hungry that morning and only wanted something small and simple. She was excited when she found out that they had crunchy peanut butter as most cafés usually serve the smooth kind. She said that it was very tasty and was the perfect amount for anyone looking for a small and simple meal.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
Dish & Spoon have seating options both inside and outside. We sat outside in the courtyard, which was lovely. It was great to sit out in the fresh air and enjoy our breakfast. They were quite busy when we got there at 10:30 in the morning, so if you want to pay this café a visit especially on the weekends, I would strongly suggest you get there before 10’oclock.
As I said earlier, the employees are all so friendly and all greet you with a warm smile and a hearty hello. They are very accommodating and will happily answer any questions about the menu and chat to the kitchen about any changes or dietary requirements.
Another great thing about visiting this café is that parking is a breeze! You can easily find street parking right outside Dish & Spoon or find a spot in one of the side streets.
I loved the wooden furniture, especially against the exposed brick wall in Dish & Spoon. To me it gave the café a clean and sophisticated look and feel. I loved that they carried the wooden theme throughout the café, with all furniture inside and out being made of wood. Even their business card looked like it was made of wood.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DISH & SPOON
Address: 122 Highfield Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9836 6985
Monday –Friday –7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 9/10
Have you visited Dish & Spoon before? Share me with your experience and 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,