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I recently went to Truman Café with two of my friends from high school, Kate and Beth, for a much needed catch up.
The café it pretty easy to find and parking was great, as there are plenty of parking spots along Montague Street.
The café was quite busy when we arrived on the Saturday morning, so I would recommend getting there before 10:30am over the weekend period to avoid the rush and to score a great table.
FOOD & DRINKS
Truman Café has a fantastic menu, with a number mouth-watering all day breakfasts and burgers to choose from. They also have an amazing selection of juices and smoothies, which are named after celebrities.
Truman Café uses the Allpress’ Supremo Blend for all their coffees.
The following menu photos were taken in June 2017 and might have changed since.
I ordered a cappuccino, but thought that the cup was slightly on the small side. I felt that there wasn’t quite enough coffee in one serving. But it was hot when it arrived and had an enjoyable flavour.
Coffee rating: 3/5
Both Beth and Kate ordered the chai tea; they loved that it was served in a teapot, which meant that they could get more than one cup out of it.
The flavours were well balanced, as it didn’t need any additional sweetener.
Chai rating: 4/5
Kate ordered the Truman Brekkie with sourdough, scrambled eggs, sweet potato hash, avocado, beetroot relish and roasted seeds.
She loved the beetroot relish and said that it had a fantastic flavour that went perfectly with the sweet potato hash.
The hash was quite different and she said that it was light and fluffy on the inside, while the outside had a slight crunch to it.
The scrambled eggs were cooked well and were seasoned perfectly.
Beth ordered the berry bliss hotcakes, which were blueberry hotcakes, acai mascarpone, ricotta & raspberry crumble, strawberry anglaise and fresh fruit.
The hotcakes were fine and weren’t overly sweet, but Beth say that they were a bit dry. However, the mascarpone and the strawberry anglaise helped to add moisture.
The ricotta and raspberry crumble was excellent and added the much-needed crunchy texture.
The fresh fruit added an extra burst of flavour and freshness to the dish and she felt that all the flavours were well balanced. Beth said that it was quite a generous serving size and she ended up struggling to finish.
Finally, I had the haloumi and pumpkin brekkie, with pumpkin and leek mash, haloumi, kale puree, poached eggs and sumac dukkah.
I wouldn’t normally go for this type of dish, but I thought I’d try something different and I’m glad that I did, as I genuinely enjoyed the dish.
The pumpkin and leek mash was excellent and quite flavourful. I loved that the pumpkin was still chunky, but as it was cooked perfectly your knife cut through it easily. The haloumi was slightly on the rubbery side, but it added a slight saltiness to the dish, which helped to add more flavour to the rich elements.
I’ve never had kale puree before and thought that it was quite different and went perfectly with the other elements on the plate. It was slightly bitter, but I think that helped to cut some of the sweetness from the pumpkin.
The poached eggs were maybe a bit over cooked for my personal taste, as I like runny egg yolks. But overall, I still enjoyed the dish and I found that it kept me full for most of the afternoon.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
The staff members at Truman were really friendly and welcoming and did their best to seat us as soon as we walked in.
There are number of tables inside the café itself and they also have two shared tables on either side of the café. They have a number of tables outside, which would be perfect during the warmer months or if you have your dog with you.
We all found the environment quite relaxing and didn’t feel any pressure to order or eat our food quickly. We felt quite comfortable to sit and chat and go at our own pace.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT TRUMAN CAFÉ
Address: 381 Montague St, Albert Park, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9077 1372
Monday –Friday –7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 7.5/10
Have you visited Truman Café 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,