Short Straw

743b Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn, 3122 VIC
03 9819 6203

Opening Hours

SUN 7:00am - 4:30pm
MON 7:00am - 4:30pm
TUE 7:00am - 4:30pm
WED 7:00am - 4:30pm
THU 7:00am - 4:30pm
FRI 7:00am - 4:30pm
SAT 7:00am - 4:30pm

The Details

  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Healthy Options
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take Away

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The Verdict

If one thing’s for sure, it’s that when you sit down for a delish brekkie at this Hawthorn café, you ain’t drawing the short straw (pun very much intended), and let us tell you why.

Not only does their aesthetic of wooden trimmings and succulent detailing (the centrepieces are literally succulents) make you dread going home to your milk crate bookcase and fourth-hand faux leather lounge suite, but their menu will have you sworn off peanut butter on Wonderwhite 4LYF.

Once you’ve finished ogling the Pinterest-worthy rustic warehouse décor and scoped out the delish sweets’n’treats display (hello Portuguese Tarts!!), you’ll notice that not only are the plants hanging from the ceiling, but the menu is literally jam-packed with all of your brunch faves.

We’re talkin’ the classic Eggs Benny with poached eggs, crispy potato and braised pork hash, wilted spinach and hollandaise, and the Avocado and Feta Smash on toasted dark rye with herb pesto and seeds (for less than a twenny).

But on top of that there are dishes you never knew you needed, but that you now can’t live without. Think Banana Brioche French toast, with poached pear, pashmack, chantilly cream, and maple. Or Corn and Zucchini Fritters with sliced avocado and tomato chilli chutney, and Caramel and Date Granola with saffron poached pears, rose water and vanilla custard. And don’t even get us started on their New York Style Bagels.

If you’re not already on your way there now, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

Image credit: Michelle Jarni for The Urban List 

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