How’s it going café lovers?
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! After years of going to Swinburne University I finally went to Crabapple Kitchen. I had heard so many good things about this café and a number of friends had told me how much they enjoyed their experience there that I knew that I had to see what all the fuss was about.
I ended up going with my good friend Emily. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and thought that it was a great opportunity to try this café out and catch up at the same time. Emily had been to Crabapple Kitchen before and she wanted to see if it was as good as the last time she’d been.
Parking was pretty easy, as there are a number parking spots down Glenferrie Road, as well as parking spots in the Coles and Woolworths parking bays.
FOOD & DRINKS
Crabapple Kitchen has a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu, with a number of delicious dishes to choose from. I’m pretty sure you’ll easily find something that you’ll enjoy.
Crabapple Kitchen is also open for dinners, where they hold a special Friday nigh flight night were they provide a special menu and drinks based around a particular theme or country.
With that they also have a fantastic wine and drinks menu, filled with wines from a number of countries around the world. Click on the following like to have a look.
The following menu photos were taken at the start of August 2016 and might have changed since.
I ordered a latte, which is usually what I ordered when I go out. Our drinks took longer than I would have expected, but they were quite busy so I understand. It came to the table extremely hot and I had to wait ages before I could have any. But the taste of the coffee was pretty good and I thought that it had a rich and creamy mouth feel.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Emily ordered the Pear-fect juice, which was with pear, cucumber and mint. She said that it was delicious! She said that the mint added and fresh taste to the drink and made the whole thing very refreshing.
Juice rating: 4/5
Emily ordered the Tuscan bruschetta with all sorts of mushrooms sautéed with garlic & thyme, gratinated cave-ripened Taleggio cheese, parsley and aged balsamic vinegar with an added fried egg. She also decided to add a side of haloumi.
She said that the dish had a fantastic flavour; she said that the mushrooms were seasoned to perfection and that the garlic and thyme helped to marry all the flavours of the dish together. The Taleggio cheese helped to add an extra richness to the dish and added an interesting flavour, which Emily really enjoyed. It was incredibly rich and filling that Emily struggled to finish.
Emily said that she really enjoyed every aspect of this dish and that she would definitely eat it again.
I ordered the sweet potato, quinoa & red chilli fritters, with turmeric & cumin seed, grilled haloumi, chunky avocado, spiced yoghurt and a tomato, red onion and mint salad.
I thought that it was a quite nice meal, simple and relatively tasty. I personally thought that the fritters were too dry and very dense. I couldn’t really taste the sweet potato, but instead I could only taste the flour/quinoa. But I really enjoyed the haloumi and thought that it was great combination with the avocado.
I wouldn’t eat this again, but that’s just my personal opinion. But if you enjoy fritters, you might enjoy this dish.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
There are quite a number of tables inside Crabapple Kitchen, but all the tables are very close together. There are also a few tables outside, overlooking Glenferrie road, so if you bring your four-legged friend with you this would be the perfect spot for you.
The staff members are all so friendly. They all greet and welcome you as soon as you walked into the café and their customer service was fantastic.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT CRABAPPLE KITCHEN
Address: 659 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9078 5492
Monday – Thursday – 7:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday –7:00 am- 10:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 7/10
Have you visited Crabapple Kitchen 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,