Crabapple Kitchen

August 19, 2012

659 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
This is just a quick post about Crabapple Kitchen, which has recently opened in Hawthorn. Nic and I had just had brunch elsewhere in the area and, despite the rain and generally gloomy weather, decided to traipse down to check it out.Needless to say, I was extremely impressed with the interior design of the place (excellent use of a narrow space), the menu looks fantastic (homely, European food, all-day breakfast, clean flavour combinations) and I like the sound of coming here for dinner and drinks, and the service was professional, polite and friendly. Expect another (more extensive) post on this place in the coming months!

As you can see, it’s hitting the right chord with the locals, who are enjoying excellent, well-priced food in a laid back atmosphere. Do check out their menu online, and tell me if it doesn’t have you hustling on a tram down Glenferrie Road!

Tea time! My favourite time of day. I’m liking those green teapots and cups.

If you’re getting dessert here, which we did as a sort of cheeky brunch-dessert (says Nic, ‘definitely a legit meal’), it’s very difficult to go past a warm slice of gingerbread with spiced rum bananas, caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I would have happily eaten this gloriously sticky dessert without the ice cream, though it did provide a nice foil to the richness of the dish.

Gingerbread and caramel, my undoing…

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Filed under: Brunch, Coffee, Hawthorn