Greetings Café Lovers!
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! I recently went to Legacy in Camberwell, after finding their menu online. As I usually visit most of the cafés on my list with my friend Beth, I thought that it would be a great idea to visit Legacy on one of our weekly breakfast catch-ups.
Finding Legacy was fairly simple, but finding parking was another story. Most of the street parking was either taken, or only for a short time period, so we decided to park in the Woolies car park on Burke Road. It was only a short walk to Legacy from the car park, and we loved working up an appetite. If you wish to park in the street, I would suggest you pay attention to the time, as you don’t want to spoil a nice morning/afternoon out with a parking fine.
FOOD & DRINKS
Legacy has a very unusual menu, with a number of dishes that I had never heard of before. They also use a number of different ingredients and food combinations, which I haven’t seen in other cafés. With unique dishes such as the Sushi Bowl or the Pitaya Yoghurt Panna Cotta, this menu leaves you guessing what they’ll think of next.
The following menu photo was taken in October 2016 and therefore might have changed since.
I ordered a cappuccino; it took a while for our drinks to come to the table and by the time my coffee arrived it was quite cold. This has to be one of the coldest coffee’s I’ve ever had at a café. Considering you are paying almost $4 for the coffee, I expect it to be hot when it arrives at the table.
The flavours were fine, but that fact it was cold made it less enjoyable.
Coffee rating: 2/5
Beth ordered a chai latte and she liked the way it was served. She liked that she could get two cups out of the one serving, but also found that it wasn’t overly hot when it arrived. She didn’t like how the honey was already in the glass/cup. This meant that the first glass was rather sweet, while the second had no sweetness at all. She said that she’d prefer to add her own honey, rather have it done for her.
Chai rating: 3/5
Beth ordered the Hokey Pokey Hotcakes, served with honeycomb, orange ricotta, vanilla bean mascarpone, pomegranates and strawberries.
The pancakes had a fantastic flavour and the orange ricotta added an incredible depth and freshness to the dish.
The hotcakes were quite thick, and they were light and fluffy on the inside. She thought that the Hokey Pokey idea was quite different, as it was something she hadn’t seen before.
Beth didn’t enjoy the honeycomb, saying she found it quite bitter.
She was also disappointed with the serving size, as it wasn’t quite enough. She was still hungry after she had finished, and she thought that she’d be getting a bit more as she was paying $18. Other cafés we’d been to in the past had much larger servings for the same price.
I ordered the Sriracha and Chorizo Eggs Benny, served with two poached eggs, chorizo, avocado, and sriracha hollandaise on kimchi potato hash.
When it arrived at the table, I was rather disappointed with the serving size. I thought it was rather small for the price ($19.50). In most places where I’ve had a similar dish, the serving has been larger.
However, I thought that the flavours were quite good. I loved the avocado; it added a fresh element to the dish and helped to balance out all the other flavours and bring them together.
The eggs were cooked perfectly and I loved watching the yolks dribble down the plate. I thought that the chorizo added a bit of a bite, which made the dish more interesting. The kimichi potato hash was delicious! I’d never had kimichi before, but thought it had an interesting flavour. Paired with the potato, it was a match made in heaven.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
Legacy has beautiful exposed brick walls throughout the café; they even have exposed bricks on their large shared table. However, having so much brickwork, concrete floors and no artwork on the walls made the café very noisy. Beth and I sat next to each other on the shared table and I could barely hear what she was saying. We had to shout to each other, which made our experience less enjoyable. Legacy should definitely think about adding something to the walls to help absorb some of the sound. It wasn’t that busy when we were there, so I couldn’t imagine how noisy it would be with a full house.
There are only a few tables inside the café itself and also a couple of tables outside. I would suggest sitting outside if it’s not too cold as I’m sure you’ll find it a lot quieter. Legacy has a large shared table that runs along the middle of the café, where a number of different groups of people can sit and enjoy their meal.
The employee’s at Legacy weren’t overly friendly. They were nice enough, but didn’t go out of their way to look after us.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT LEGACY
Address: 347 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9041 1796
Monday –Friday –7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 6.5/10
Have you visited Legacy 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,