How’s it going café lovers?
Welcome to Cards and Cafés! I recently went to Town & Country for a quick Sunday breakfast with my Dad. Town & Country is a homewares and garden centre that happens to have a great little café.
This family friendly café is the perfect spot for a quick weekend breakfast with the family while you are shopping for new plants or goodies for your home.
Parking was quite simple, as there is plenty of parking along Whitehorse Road, or you can always park down the side street next to the café.
FOOD & DRINKS
The menu at Town and Country offers a wide range of mouth-watering dishes to choose from, as well as a kid’s menu to keep little tummies happy.
The following menu photo were taken in June 2017 and might have changed since.
I ordered a cappuccino and I thought that it was fantastic. Firstly it came to the table nice and hot, which is always a win and it had a sensational aroma. This full-bodied cappuccino with its rich and creamy texture just left your taste buds dancing with joy.
Coffee rating: 4/5
I ordered the breakfast brioche bun, with a fried egg, bacon, avocado, baby spinach, aioli and tomato relish.
I thought that this meal was divine! I love brioche buns as they are slightly sweet and add an interesting flavour to a savoury dish.
The fried egg was cooked perfectly and I loved the fresh avocado as it added a smooth and creamy texture.
Finally the tomato relish was pleasant, as it brought a slight tartness to the dish and helped to cut down some of the richness.
My Dad ordered the avocado smash with homemade corn bread, grilled haloumi, tomato salsa and a poached egg.
We both thought that it was plated quite nicely and loved the green from the smashed avo against the red of the tomato salsa.
He said that the poached egg was cooked well and that the dish was seasoned perfectly.
He personally wasn’t a fan of the corn bread and said that he found it quite soggy and mushy. He said that he would have preferred toast, which would have held its shape and been a bit easier to eat.
Finally he said that he enjoyed the tomato salsa and thought it added a bit of zing and freshness to the dish.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
The service was efficient and they seated us straight away. The staff members were all quite friendly and we felt very welcome.
Both our drinks and meals came out very quickly and everything was nice and hot when it arrived.
It isn’t the warmest of cafes, unless you are sitting right under the heating (which we weren’t). This could be due to the bricked flooring and large glass windows. But there is plenty of seating inside the café itself, as well as seating outside.
The beautiful hanging plants added something really special and made it feel as if we were sitting amongst the plants in their shop.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT TOWN & COUNTRY
Address: 24 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9816 9300
Monday –Friday –8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 7/10
Have you visited Town and Country 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,