Hello Sailor (Hawthorn) UPDATE 9.5/10

How’s it going café lovers?

IMG_2863Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! I was super excited to go back to Hello Sailor as I wanted to see if it was as fantastic as the last time I had breakfast there. Last went a year ago with two of my Uni friends (click here to have a look) and this time I went with my Dad for an early Sunday morning breakfast.

Hello Sailor was super easy to find as it sits on Auburn Road in Hawthorn, which is parallel to Glenferrie Road. We also found parking in the area was quite easy, as there are a number of spots at the front of the café and a number down the side streets.

I’m glad to say that Hello Sailor is just as incredible as the last time I went. This is definitely one of my favourite café’s in Melbourne.

FOOD & DRINKS 

Hello Sailor has a fantastic menu, with a number of mouth-watering dishes to choice from. I found it very difficult to pick a dish as everything on the menu sounded absolutely delicious.

Hello Sailor has unusual preserves that are paired with the toast at the top of the menu, with pear vanilla & ginger, lime marmalade, strawberry & aniseed and peach & passionfruit to choose from. After trying these perseveres I’m sure you’ll find it difficult to go back to plain strawberry or apricot.

The following menu photos were taken in August 2016 and the menu might have changed since then.

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Hello Sailor Menu (August 2016)
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Hello Sailor Drinks Menu (August 2016)

My Dad ordered a cappuccino and he said that it had a fantastic flavour. It was also really hot, which is exactly the way he likes it. He said that he would definitely go back and get another one.

Hello Sailor use the Seven Seeds Coffee blend.

Coffee rating: 5/5   5 out of 5

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Coffee ($3.80)

I ordered a latte and I have to say that it has to be one of the best coffees I’ve had in a long time. It was quite when it came to the table, it had a strong flavour and a thick and creamy consistency.

Coffee rating: 5/5  5 out of 5

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Latte ($3.80)

I ordered the house made coconut bread with lemon curd, fresh raspberries, coconut chips, meringue and Persian fairy floss.

When it arrived at the table I thought that it looked incredible. I loved the golden brown of the coconut bread and with the bring pink/red of the fresh raspberries.

I thought that the coconut bread itself had a fantastic flavour. I loved that it was slightly toasted, which gave the bread a great crunch on the outside. I loved the coconut flavour that the bread had and was glad that the coconut wasn’t to over powering.

The lemon curd was smooth and tangy and helped to balance out the sweetness of the coconut bread and the fresh raspberries.

I would definitely order this dish again and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a sweet breakfast and is ready to try something other than the traditional pancakes or waffles.

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House made coconut bread with lemon curd, fresh raspberries, coconut chips, meringue and Persian fairy floss ($18)

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My Dad ordered the free-range eggs (poached) on buttered sourdough, with a side of tomato and bacon. He said that it was really tasty and that the eggs were cooked perfectly. He said that he was glad that he added the bacon and tomato as he said that it took the dish from an 8 to 10.

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Free-range eggs (poached) on buttered sourdough ($10) + tomato ($3) + bacon ($5)

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ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE

IMG_2826I think that Hello Sailor has one of the most beautiful interiors I’ve seen. I think that every element was carefully thought out and it almost feels like you are sitting below decks of a ship, due to the wooden clad wall on the one side of the café. I loved the metal piping used for some of the lighting, as I thought that it gave us something interesting to look at and really helped to add to the character of the café.

Hello Sailor also had a number of plants around/behind the register that looked fantastic. Their freshly baked pastries and muffins looked tasty and I’m sure you’ll find it difficult to walk past without wanting to purchase one.

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Hello Sailor is quite small inside, so I would high recommend that during their busy times, especially on the weekends that you get there early (before 10am) to ensure you get a table. Otherwise you might have to stand and wait for one. The good news is that you can also sit outside, as they have a number of tables out there.

I loved the relaxed environment that Hello Sailor had and I felt that I could sit there all day drinking their INCREDIBLE coffee and read the newspaper (which they have). The employees at Hello Sailor are fantastic and are quite friendly and greeted everyone with a warm smile.

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I am so glad to say that Hello Sailor was just as great as it was last year. As I said earlier, this has to be one of my favourite cafés in Melbourne and I would definitely go back.

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OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HELLO SAILOR

Address: 89 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn, Melbourne, (Vic)

Map: here

Phone: (03) 9813 5560

Facebook: here

Website: here

Operating Hours: 

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

Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Hello Sailor 2 info

CAFÉ RATING 9.5/10 

Have you visited Hello Sailor 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

-Kim

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