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I recently went to Rock Paper Scissors in Port Melbourne with two of my friends, Kate and Beth, from high school for a nice catch up. The café is a short walk from Port Melbourne beach, so this could be the perfect spot for a quick breaky before you hit the beach or a long leisurely brunch after your morning walk or beach trip.
With plenty of parking in the streets surrounding the café, as well as along the beachfront, I’m sure you’ll always find a spot.
FOOD & DRINKS
The menu at Rock Paper Scissors has a number of dishes that sound delicious, so I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll want to sink your teeth into. They also have a couple of freak shakes on their menu, so you can always treat yourself and have one.
The following menu photos were taken at the end of August 2017 and it might have changed since.
I ordered a cappuccino, which was pretty average. It was nice, but not outstanding. It was hot when it arrived, but it wasn’t as thick and creamy as I would have liked.
Coffee rating: 3/5
Both Beth and Kate ordered a chai latte; it was warm and frothy and had the perfect strength, as it wasn’t too weak or too strong. They also liked that it came with honey on the side, so they could control the sweetness.
Chai rating: 3/5
For breakfast, Beth ordered the Buttermilk Pancakes, with grilled banana, strawberries, shaved honeycomb, kiwi fruit, double cream and maple syrup.
The pancakes were dense and quite different to the fluffy pancakes that she was expecting, but she didn’t mind. The fresh berries and kiwi fruit were a nice addition, as they added a burst of freshness and flavour. The honeycomb was an interesting touch, as it added an almost bitter taste to the dish and a nice crunchy element
Finally, there was too much maple syrup. It made the dish incredibly sweet and, when paired with the double cream, very rich. She would have loved the maple syrup in a jug on the side; this way she could add more syrup if she wanted.
Kate ordered the Smashed Avo, with goat’s cheese, pepitas and toasted sourdough.
Kate said that the dish was quite tasty and thought that it was a good serving size for the price she paid. It was seasoned perfectly, and the goat’s cheese added an interesting flavour and really brought the dish to life. The toast was a bit of the burnt side, which made it difficult to eat.
Finally, I ordered the Corn Fritters, with bacon, avocado/tomato salsa, smoked capsicum relish, a poached egg and balsamic glaze.
I thought that the dish was plated up nicely and loved the pop of orange from the capsicum relish. The egg was overcooked, which was a disappointment as it made the dish quite dry. I personally would have liked some kind of sauce or even some lemon on the side to add some moisture to the dish, as all the elements were dry and difficult to eat.
The fritters had a nice flavour, but I felt that they might have been slightly overcooked, as they were dry.
I probably wouldn’t order this dish again.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
The service was on the slow side and the café wasn’t busy, as we went on a Wednesday morning. The waiter was friendly, but messed up my coffee order and brought me a latte instead of a cappuccino. Our food came out after a reasonable time, but it took them a while to clear our plates.
The environment was quite relaxed and laid back. We felt comfortable to sit there and chat, with no pressure to eat our food quickly and leave.
The café felt and looked clean, and we all loved the simple yet effective décor and thought that it was perfect for this café. The large windows at the front of the café allowed the natural light to flood in, which added warmth and made the café feel inviting.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
Address: 136/138 Rouse St, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9676 9917
Monday – Saturday –7:00 am- 3:00 pm
Sunday – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Have you been to Rock Paper Scissors 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,