It’s how you deal with difficulty that sets you apart …
Having been told about this cafe by a friend I decided to mosey on across to Hadfield to check it out. Set in a tiny shop with enough room for a couple of tables and a window bench seat, Middle Street Food and Coffee is pleasantly decorated, including a small selection of items for sale.
I was advised that I HAD TO GO HERE … HAD TO
So I went … I am not too sure what I can say … it is a total experience. The menu is MASSIVE and filtered by categories such as ‘Garlic Vs Honey’ and ‘From the Stockyard’.
I have read the reviews on Urban Spoon and Tripadvisor (with Tripadvisor being rather more positive than Urban Spoon, maybe most people on TripAdvisor are tourists and in great holiday moods?).
But next time I am near I will likely go again, yep .. It could be my guilty, guilty pleasure.
This is a very overdue review.
I ate at this cafe almost daily when I was pregnant and I miss it almost every day since leaving work in the city to have Alice. I would sit at the long bench at the back, as it was always so busy, and would read my books on pregnancy while eating whatever I craved that day.
Oh yes, another Melbourne cafe….but this one is a nice change…the Decaf coffee is good ( very hard to find) and I did not get a sneer when I asked for it.
They serve a small-ish menu of straigh forward breakfast food, which looked great as it went past us to other tables when deciding.
My eye was caught by the Rueben Sandwich, something I had not seen on a menu around Melbourne before.
I decided to try it, I do love the sauerkraut!! Even if it made me ill when I was in Prague…had to get used to all that Vinegar and dumplings.
We went back…. After trying the breakfast at Hellenic over a year ago we had not been back.
But for my birthday this year Greg took me there as a treat … And it was really lovely.
We had simple fare, poached eggs with sides of sausage, bacon and chickpea and tomato stew with feta … The quality was really high and there was not a smear left on either plate.
Being a birthday something sweet was required and it did not disappoint … Greg and I shared a custard and filo roll … With the staff providing a piece of baklava with a candle for the occasion.
It was so nice we went back this weekend as well. Looks like it could be a new regular spot.
A new cafe near our house, something to celebrate! And it is vegetarian, without parading it .. there are just no meat options on the menu.
Amongst the hustle of Hardware Lane it is hard to find somewhere that is authentic and delivers decent food.
+39 Pizza almost makes it, almost.