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Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! I recently caught up for brunch with two of my high school friends Ash and Beth and I thought that Mister and Miss Café would be the perfect spot. I had come across Mister and Miss Café when I visited Focus Café a few months back and knew that I had to come and try it.
We went on a cold and rainy Melbourne day at the end of May 2016. When we walked in on that Thursday morning/afternoon the place was packed and had to wait a few minutes before they could seat us. It was lovely and warm inside, as they had their fireplace on, which added to the ambiance of the café.
FOOD & DRINKS
Mister and Miss Café have an excellent menu, with a number of mouth water lunches and all day breakfasts to choose from. You’ll have a difficult time trying to pick what you want and might have to come back to try that other dish you had your eye on.
I ordered a latte as soon as we sat down and it came to the table within five minutes. It was quite hot when it arrived and it helped me to warm up. I thought that it was a fantastic coffee, it had a great rich flavour and the thick milk went down a treat.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Beth ordered the buttermilk pancakes, which was served with a vanilla mascarpone, berry compote, fresh strawberries; drizzled with maple syrup.
When the pancakes arrived at the table we all thought that they were presented so beautifully. The vibrant colours from the fresh fruit and the bright green of the mint looked fantastic against the golden brown of the pancakes.
Beth said that the pancakes had a great flavour and that they were nice and fluffy on the inside. She also said that the fresh fruit was delicious and that the natural sweetness from the fruit added an incredible depth of flavour. Beth said that there might have been too much fruit for her personally liking and didn’t end up eating it all. But if you like fruit with your pancakes then this is definitely the dish for you!
Beth loved the mascarpone and said that it went well with the pancakes.
Ash ordered the Mister Benedict, which was served with smoked ham, poached eggs, spinach and Hollandaise sauce on a Brioche bun. We all loved how this dish was decorated; the flower was something quite different and made the dish look beautiful.
The thick Hollandaise sauce dripped off the poached eggs made all our mouths water. Ash said that the Hollandaise was remarkable; it was smooth and was perfectly sensed. She loved that the eggs were served on a Brioche bun and thought that it was something quite different to what she had seen before.
Finally I ordered the potato hash, which was served with field mushrooms, bean purée, bacon, poached eggs and truffle oil. This caught my eye as soon as I looked at the menu.
The potato hash was heavenly! It had this sensational golden brown colour on the outside, which was incredibly crunchy and it was soft and fluffy on the inside. I loved the poached egg combination with the potato hash; I felt that the runny yolk went perfectly with the slight saltiness of the hash and bacon. I thought that the bean purée had an unusual flavour that I grew to love. The first time I tried it I wasn’t a huge fan but after second and third mouth full and once combined with the hash it was great.
When looking at the dish, it looks like a rather small serving but I found it quite rich, which filled me up quite quickly.
If you are a fan of potato hashes or hash browns, then this is the dish for you. I would definitely eat this again and would recommend it to others.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
Mister and Miss have a very large floor space inside, with a large number of tables and areas to sit. They also have a handful of tables outside the front of the café, which is perfect if you’ve brought your little four-legged friend out for the day. What’s special about this café is that they have an incredible outside area on the wooden deck, which would be a great spot to sit in the warmer months. Unfortunately it was raining on the day we went so we had to sit inside.
Mister and Miss Café have this beautiful exposed red brick wall along the one side of the café with a wooden looking wall on the other. The wooden tables add warmth to the café and the addition of the fireplace at the front of the café which is an added bonus. I can imagine the table in front of that is everyone’s favourite spot during winter.
Due to the large open floor space, we felt that it wasn’t as intimate as other cafés that we had been to in the past and felt it got quite noisy and difficult to hear each other.
The service was fantastic and we thought that everyone who worked there was super friendly and did everything they could to please us. Both our coffee and food orders came out quickly and we didn’t feel pressured to eat quickly so that they could use the table for someone else.
As I said before, it was very busy when we got there on that late Thursday morning. I can only imagine how busy Mister and Miss Café must get on the weekends. I would recommend that you get there before 10 in the morning on the weekends to grab yourself a seat or after 1 in the afternoon for lunch.
Finally you can find parking down the side street near the café, most of these parking spots are in a two hour zone; so keep that in mind.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MISTER AND MISS
Address: 711 – 713 Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9916 9680
Monday –Saturday –7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 8/10
Have you visited Mister and Miss 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,