#MelbourneCafes : Darling Cafe, South Yarra

by - 6/24/2017 09:06:00 PM

When I first heard about 'Coffee in a Cone back' in 2016, I thought to myself that it wouldn't be long before it came to Melbourne. I suppose I was right, but it took a year!! So when it was available here in Australia, Tjun & I jumped at the first opportunity to check it out - at Darling Cafe in South Yarra.
I absolutely adored the interior of the cafe with it's gorgeous marble front counter and floor to ceiling windows. Cafes in Melbourne are so beautiful, don't you agree?

There was a bit of a wait for a table- a typical feature of the melbourne brunch scene, which often makes one feel a bit apprehensive.. but it was well worth it. Service was great from the moment we stepped in, staff were calm & collected even though it was a rather busy period.
As always, coffee first : Some messiness aside, I did enjoy the coffee in a cone. From my understanding the chocolate was to prevent leaks, though it didn't seem to work too well. Still, it was tasty.
The cafe did have quite an extensive menu, so we were absolutely spoilt for choice. I was pleased to see elements of Asian cuisine included under 'The Wok', and was seriously tempted to try their waffles topped with fairy floss, but it just seemed a little over the top for brunch. In the end, we settled for some savory items from the breakfast section.
An interesting twist to a 'hipster' classic - Smashed avocado with kale chips & chilli cherry tomato concasse with an extra poached egg ($19.50)
Tjun & his egg benny - with a side of smoked salmon & prosciutto ($17.50)
Overall, the food was good and we had a really great time. I look forward to coming back and finally giving the waffles a go after my diet is over ;)

Verdict: 4/5 - absolutely 'darling' x

Darling Cafe
 : Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm
 :(03) 9820 9222

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