Axil Coffee Roasters

Quick Thoughts: A breakthrough when they first opened doors, Axil still remains as one of the best options for delicious brunch when passing through Hawthorn. With a menu that continues to evolve, Axil brings all the classics in new and creative ways, whether that’s adding rosti to the typical benedict, or playing around with croquettes….

Providence

Quick Thoughts: Lucky enough to have been invited to their launch event, what stood out most from Providence was their love for local produce and fresh ingredients. Working in conjunction with the local farmer’s market, Providence looks to bring the very best of Victorian produce in a creative and fresh manner. Set in the Australian…

Mr Hendricks

The mantle has been passed over, Mr Hendricks is Balwyn’s crown jewel of cafes, and easily one of the best in the eastern suburbs. Tucked away on the quiet part of Whitehorse road, Mr Hendricks serves up good valued, creative and tasty fare to locals who up until the past year or two have been…

Hawthorn Common

Quick Thoughts: The restaurant is beautiful, the service attentive, but unfortunately what we ordered seemed a bit on the bland side.  Beautifully presented but just lacked that flavour punch and in some ways, as beautiful as the restaurant is, Hawthorn Common simply lacked a bit of heart. In a Sentence: Beautifully presented, just lacked that…