When I have lived around Malvern in the past, I have found that Platform Espresso was a great place on the weekend to read the paper with a cup of coffee. We were in the area one day at lunch time so I thought it was time I tried out their food. White walls, a black roof and exposed light bulbs create the main interior that is on the small side but the space extends into a private back room.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
· Avocado, minted peas, marinated fetta with poached egg and fresh herbs on pesto toast ($18.00)
· Seasonal mushrooms sautéed and served on toast with poached eggs and dukkah ($16.50)
· Classic Eggs Benedict: poached eggs on toast, ham off the bone and hollandaise ($16.50)
· Pulled Pork on Brioche Bun with chimichurri, coleslaw, fat chips and chipotle aioli ($16.00)
WHAT WE ATE...
I found the menu to be quite limited and very egg heavy. I would love to see some more lunch options... One of my favourite cafe brunch items is chilli scrambled eggs so I had to try out their ‘Chilli scrambled eggs on multigrain with sliced avocado ($15.50)’. The dish looked very pretty with the chopped chilli and micro herbs sprinkled on top of the scrambled eggs. However, I found the chilli lacked any heat at all and the eggs bland. A different type of chilli or an accompanying bottle of Sriracha sauce and some seasoning would help improve the dish. The avocado was perfectly ripe.
|Chilli Scrambled Eggs|
My dining companion chose the ‘Breakfast Bun with bacon, scrambled egg, spinach, avocado and tomato relish ($12.00)’. This dish was the ideal way to start the day which was boosted by the inclusion of the relish.
WHAT WE DRANK...
The Coconut Water Iced Coffee ($5.00) sounds intriguing or you can try a Freshly Squeezed Juice ($7.50) to go with your eggs. My latte ($3.80) using Maling Room coffee was wonderful.
The service is speedy with the food arriving on the table soon after ordering.
Address: 1529 High Street, Glen Iris, VIC
Phone: 03 9886 0951
Mon – Fri: 7.00am – 4.00pm
Sat – Sun: 7.30am – 3.30pm