Hello Café Lovers!
Welcome to Cards and Cafés! I hope you’re ready to come on a food adventure to the Windsor end of Chapel Street to Mr Mister. This open-plan café is just beautiful, as it allows natural airflow and light to sweep through the café. As you walk in and sit down at the back of the café or in the courtyard, you feel like you’re in another world, far away from the hustle and bustle of busy Chapel Street. This serene café, with its clean and crisp white walls and plants scattered around, is the café to visit for a relaxing Sunday brunch (or any other day of the week for that matter).
With Mr Sister in Malvern under its belt and Little Mister coming soon, the Mister brand really seems to be flourishing.
There is parking along Chapel Street, and down most of the side street. There are also plenty of trams, so I’m sure you’ll find a way to get to this fantastic café.
FOOD & DRINKS
We both loved the menu and thought that they had a number of delicious sounding dishes, many with a modern take on some of our favourite classic breakfasts. The menu was set out nicely and was easy to read and understand.
Mr Mister uses the Proud Mary coffee blend.
The following menu photos were taken at the end of July 2017 and might have changed since.
I ordered a cappuccino, which had a fantastic rich flavour and a thick and creamy consistency. It could have been slightly hotter, as it was a little cold for my personal liking.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Beth ordered a chai latte; she thought that it was presented beautifully and that it was nice and hot when it arrived at the table. She said that it wasn’t quite sweet enough for her personal liking.
Chai rating: 3/5
Beth ordered the breakfast board, which came with blueberry bircher and smashed avocado on honey and oat toast, with lime and chilli ricotta. She also added a poached egg.
At first, she was disappointed with the serving size of both the avocado and the ricotta, as she thought that it was quite small. However, with the addition of the poached egg, there was a good amount of each to cover the toast.
The egg was cooked perfectly, but the dish had a little too much salt for her personal taste.
The bircher was nice and soft, and had a good amount of yoghurt mixed throughout, preventing it from becoming too dry or thick. The kiwi fruit was juicy and really freshened the dish up.
The flavours were well balanced, and the meal satisfied her hunger perfectly.
I ordered the lemon, coconut and almond hotcake with raspberry curd, honeycomb, toasted seeds, fresh berries and creamed ricotta. This dish is both gluten free and vegetarian friendly.
We both thought that this dish looked beautiful when it arrived at the table. We loved the golden brown of the hotcake, against the pink of the berries.
Even though this dish was mighty tasty, I thought it was incredibly rich and very sweet. The hotcake itself almost had the texture and taste of a birthday cake.
The fluffy and light texture of the hotcake just melted in your mouth and, with the crunchy seeds and the silky ricotta, it all married together perfectly and left your taste buds dancing with glee.
The slightly acidic raspberry curd helped to cut through some of the sweetness, but was not quite enough to cut it down completely.
You honestly almost need to share this dish; I’m a huge sweet tooth and even I struggled to finish.
I probably wouldn’t order this dish again unless I shared it, as it was just too rich for breakfast time.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
The service at Mr Mister was fantastic! This was one of the reasons we rated this café so highly. We felt welcomed as soon as we walked in, and were taken to a table right away. We were given menus and our coffee orders were taken. We received our coffees quite quickly after ordering.
The young lady that served us checked up on us a number of times, yet remained unobtrusive. She and all the staff were just amazing; they were genuine, made us feel important, and didn’t just treat us like a number.
The environment was fantastic! We were pleased they had a heater, which helped to make it warm and cosy. We loved all the natural light that came pouring through the roof above us, making it feel like were outside.
Mr Mister has a number of different seating areas, including a handful of tables at the front of the café along Chapel Street, two inside areas, and then the back deck/courtyard area.
We felt quite relaxed and didn’t feel any pressure to eat our food and move on for the next group.
I would come back to this café in a heartbeat and would definitely say it is one of the best in the Winsor area.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MR MISTER
Address: 161 Chapel Street, Windsor, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9529 3902
Monday –Friday –6:30 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 8.5/10
Have you visited Mr Mister 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,