What’s this? It’s my first review as a Melbournian! SWEET.

So, after a couple of days of dealing with the emotional trauma (ha!) that’s a given when transporting one’s life to another city, Sunday brunch at Hawthorn’s Sardi cafe was UTTERLY REQUIRED. You know, because brunch is pretty much a form of therapy.

Conventionally located on Hawthorn’s Church Street, with plenty of parking options available, Sardi is an ideal setting for a weekend brunch. When I arrived, this small cafe was bustling (and here I am thinking…”oh nah….if I get there before 9.30, I’m sure it’ll be fine). Luckily, I snagged one of the last tables available. Dining solo, the service was efficient, but not rushed, and the staff were friendly without being familiar – good start.

The menu was also great. I always love a menu where I have trouble deciding what to order – cheers to variety! I decided on the superfood breakfast bowl – amazing almond dukkah teamed with silky poached eggs, and creamy avocado – an absolute textual delight.

Combined with the kale and asparagus, this dish was superbly executed. Sheer proof that nutrition and flavour can certainly work harmoniously.

Given the interior is not massive, they have effectively utilised the space they’ve got. Fresh, relaxing tones, in the company of other brunch lovers – definitely not a bad thing.

Good stuff Sardi, I enjoyed my visit – Melbourne, looks like we’re off to a good start!

Café Fare, Coffee
11 Church Street, Hawthorn
9818 6140
Tues – Sun Breakfast and Lunch




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