Highlight – Awesome café find in Nunawading
Lowlight – Service was a tad slow
After perusing the A4 page menu, I opted for the Spanish Inquisition. When it arrived at the table I quickly realised there was no way I was going to finish my meal. I was presented with a large piece of french toast topped with a massive amount of spicy chorizo, onions, a couple of mushrooms, Napoli and Persian feta. The dish overall was full of flavour but too oily for my liking, especially for the first meal of the day.
My other half tried the Station Street Benedict. One egg was perfectly poached and the other was slightly overdone. Hollandaise sauce was slightly separated but generously poured over the top. Both meals were presented well and of a decent size.
Staff were polite and friendly. As the cafe was at capacity when we arrived, they offered us a seat on the couch while we waited for a table. Once seated we ordered coffees and they arrived in a timely manner. However, the food took a while to arrive. I managed to finish the Domain section of the newspaper and our food was still not ready.
We visited last Saturday morning for an impromptu brunch after an early appointment and were surprised by the popularity of the cafe. There were plenty of locals and families with kids so the venue got quite loud at times. There is a cheerful and easy going atmosphere at the cafe driven by the friendliness of the staff.
Prices are quite average, with the Big Breakfast being the priciest item on the breakfast menu at $20.
I saw on their signboard and on their website that they are open for tapas style dinners on Friday nights, bookings are welcome.
Station Street Cafe
26 Station Street, Nunawading VIC 3131
03 9878 9383