It was another rainy Melbourne weekend and I had a brekkie date at Mr & Mrs Anderson in Hawthorn East to kick it off. This cafe isn’t far from one of my favourites, Shanklin Cafe and is tucked nicely on a street corner with lots of parking available.
On the rainy morning we arrived, the cafe has a welcoming atmosphere and a great layout with some beautiful window seats.
We browsed the menu after order a Long Black and an English Breakfast Tea. There are so many great sweet and savoury option on this menu so there is certainly something for everyone. We ordered the Pulled Pork Benny ($20) and the Shakshuka ($19). We also ordered the Three-Storied Pagoda of Matcha Pancakes ($19) to share.
Coffee was great! I noticed the lovely coffee art on a nearby coffee and had to snap a picture. As the cafe was not super busy, there was time to do it for my neighbours.
Shakshuka has to one of my go to dishes in colder months, especially when I’m out for breakfast of brunch. I like a shakshuka that is rich in flavour but not too much going so that you can enjoy it, dip your bread and enjoy the runny yolks. This one ticked all of my boxes. The dukkah spice perks up the shakshuka but I liked that I could control how much or how little of it I used.
The benny was equally delicious! A benny with well poached eggs and a flavoursome and crispy hash brown or rosti ticks those boxes. The siracha hollandaise was also a winner on this dish, I enjoy this kick of heat in the colder months. Freshly sliced apple doesn’t go with every dish but it certainly compliments a benny…yum!
Finally, the pancakes! The plating was sensational and we were mesmerised by how long it took the ice-cream to start melting. We even checked the menu to check that it was in fact ice-cream. When we first sliced into the pancakes, we thought they might have been a little dense with the addition of matcha, we were wrong. They were light and fluffy! The red bean paste wasn’t to my taste but I loved the pancakes dipped in the matcha syrup with a strawberry, some candied walnut and ice-cream… the perfect spoonful!
Thank you so much to the lovely team at Mr and Mrs Anderson for a beautiful breakfast and warm hospitality. We loved the new menu!
**This post was written following an invitation to dine at Mr and Mrs Anderson, all opinions are my own.