How’s it going cafe lovers?
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! Sorry, I’ve been M.I.A lately, I’ve been overseas and I’m finally getting back into my blog writing. I went to Horse on Heels (HOH) in Fitzroy at the end of November 2016 with my good friend Beth. We were both craving waffles, so what’s better than a café that only serves waffles? That’s right nothing!
After stalking their Instagram page, I knew that this was the café for us, so we went on Friday morning. To be honest, Horse on Heels was very difficult to find. It’s located down Rose Street, which is just off Brunswick Street. They don’t exactly have huge sign outside, so it’s very easy to walk past it. So the photo on the right is what the café looks like from the outside.
FOOD & DRINKS
HOH has a very unique menu; you won’t find anything else like this in Melbourne. So if you are looking for something completely different then HOH is the café for you. Their menu basically has something for everyone, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
The following menu photo was taken in November 2016 and might have changed since.
Beth ordered the Taro latte and she thought that it was delicious! She thought that it had a fantastic flavour and that she’d definitely go back for another.
Coffee rating: 4/5
I ordered a cappuccino and thought that it was one of the best coffees that I’d had in a very long time. It had a fantastic rich flavour and a thick and creamy texture. It came to the table pretty quickly after ordering and I love that it was hot when it arrived. I would definitely go back for another.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Beth ordered the salted caramel banana, house-churned avocado ice cream, chocolate ganache, rhubarb coulis, hazelnuts and pistachios on a Belgian Liege waffle.
We both thought that it was plated beautifully, as though every element had been perfectly placed by the chef. It honestly looked like a work of art.
Unfortunately they had run out of the salted caramel sauce, so they substituted it with something else. But other than that Beth said that the waffle delicious! She said that the waffle was cooked perfectly, as it had a crunchy outside with a slightly softer middle. The avocado ice cream was smooth and silky. Everything bit of this ice cream was like a gift from God above.
However, Beth thought that the serving size was very small and she was still quite hungry afterwards. Therefore, she thought that it was quite expensive for what she actually got.
I ordered the grilled marinated pork belly, slaw, and charred pineapple with Siracha Goma sauce on black charcoal coconut waffle.
Once again we both loved how this dish was plated, especially the yellow of the pineapple against the dark waffles.
I thought that the pork tasted great!! It had a delicious flavour, was seasoned perfectly and wasn’t as fatty as I’ve had in the past.
I thought that the slaw brought freshness to the dish and also added a crunchy element, which I absolutely LOVED!!
The waffles themselves were quite tasty. I loved that they had a slight sweetness and was glad they didn’t have a strong coconut flavour. The sauce that accompanied the waffles had a bit of a bite to it, which helped to add something extra to the overall taste of the dish. I just wished there was more of the sauce, as I found that after a while it was quite dry.
Once again I thought that this dish was quite expensive for what I actually got.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
Beth and I loved how light and bright HOH was, with the large windows along the front of the café allowing a lot of natural light in. We loved the tables and chairs and felt that they went well with the rest of the café. There are quite a number of tables within HOH, so I’m sure you’ll always find a spot to sit.
As I said earlier, we found it very difficult to find. It’s located just after Young Blood café/restaurant.
The staff members were super friendly and made us feel very welcome as soon as we walked in.
The café had a very relaxed environment and we felt like we could sit there all day drinking coffee and chatting.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HORSE ON HEELS
Address: 50 Rose St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9972 3948
Monday –Friday –8:00 am- 3:00 pm
Saturday –8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 8/10
Have you visited Horse on Heels 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,