Sunday, 6 July 2014

Hello Sailor

Ahoy there matey’s! Last weekend we decided to try Auburn Road’s newest café, Hello Sailor. With The Counter over the road, Hello Sailor provides another place to get your caffeine hit in the area. The interior is light and inviting, with bread in the window enticing you in. The café has a maritime feel which is probably due to the fact that the owner, Wade Nicholson-Doyle, was in the navy. You do feel as though you are in a boat with the wooden planks adorning the left wall (or perhaps even walking the plank...). We were greeted at the door without delay and the very friendly staff were attentive throughout our time there.

 
 

Although the Gingerbread milkshake ($7.00) did sound intriguing, I decided to have my usual latte. The coffee at Hello Sailor is from Seven Seeds whilst the tea is provided by Storm in a Teacup ($4.50) which has some interesting flavours such as Liquorice and Lavender. My latte ($3.80) was a milder blend but very delicious and smooth.

My Latte
 
 
Hello Sailor has a breakfast heavy menu and a couple of lunch options. Items on the menu include ‘Brioche French Toast with Rhubarb and Mascarpone ($16.00)’ and ‘Vanilla porridge with Apple, Cinnamon and Hazelnuts ($10.00)’.
 
 
I picked the ‘Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Crepe ($17.00) with truss tomato and caper sauce’ from the lunch choices. The crepe was constructed into four pillars and was filled with roasted eggplant and capsicum. The rich tomato and caper sauce had bite and the rocket and freshly shaved parmesan rounded off the dish. A very enjoyable meal.
 
Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Crepe

My dining companion went with the ‘Breakfast Bun: ($11.50) Beef and herb sausage, fried egg, cheese, rocket, relish or harissa on brioche’ and settled on the harissa over the relish. A mouth-watering delight with just the right amount of heat to compliment the fillings. A salad of shaved radish, carrot, and greens with a honey dressing accompanied the meal.

Breakfast Bun
 
Hello Sailor is a marvellous place to catch up with friends for a gossip as it has great acoustics. I really wish this was my local...


Address: 89 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn, VIC
 
Phone: 03 9813 5560
  
  
 
Trading Hours: Mon – Fri: 7.00am – 4.00pm
                           Sat - Sun: 8.00am – 4.00pm
 
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