Lately, I have not been eating out for the purpose of reviewing. However when I was asked to check out a friend’s new cafe in Fitzroy, I just had to. I am really interested in checking out cafes that are popping up all over Melbourne. It seems there is a new one that opens up everyday.
To succeed, you need to not only serve great food, have fantastic service but to also have a unique concept.
Coco and Thyme in North Fitzroy, hits all points. I met Carol, the co-owner of Coco & Thyme. Not only is she such a lovely woman, she is passionate about food. After chatting with her, I got the sense that her passion stems from family. A few members of her family is in the hospitality industry. So owning her own cafe is in her blood. Their concept is easy. Pure, wholesome food that can be made gluten free and vegan. Nothing gets onto the menu without her approval.
I took the family along to try out their menu. Having already checked out their menu, I knew exactly what I wanted to try.
To start off we ordered drinks. I already knew I wanted to try the Coffee Thyme. Wow! This was a amazing. Loved it. It’s a shot of espresso blended with avocado, coconut milk and condensed milk. I could’ve had 5 glasses of that. And because I needed more caffeine, I also had a single origin cold drip coffee served over ice. It slow drips for 20 hours . Hubby had blend of banana, mango, Almond milk and honey. Thomas had a freshly made apple juice and Deanna had Watermelon, cucumber and mint. Refreshing.
St. Benny. Pulled ham hock, egg and apple cider hollandaise sitting on crumbed potato choux. I’m a sucker for eggs Benedict. The eggs were poached beautifully, and the hollandaise was light and velvety at the same time. The winning component though was the potato choux. Why have I not have deep fried crumbed potato in my eggs benny before?!
Hubby ordered the meatball cupcake. I think the name alone was what made him order it. It’s wagyu and veal meatball with mash icing served with broccolini, broad beans, snow peas and bois boudran. Hubby said the meatball was moist and tender and the vegetables was fresh and was just cooked so they still had their crunch.
We also ordered the mini pancakes and ice cream for the kids to share. This is the mini! The normal sized one was a stack of pancakes with fairy floss. The table next to us ordered it and we gawked at it as the server walked passed.
The cafe was light (a food blogger’s dream), airy and spacious. I can see customers coming here after a hectic morning of Christmas shopping for a break. When I visited, they were in the process of doing up the back room making it into a private function area. Perfect for birthdays or Christmas parties.
Friends or not, I totally recommend you visit Coco & Thyme. Food is delicious. The staff are cheery and its family friendly.
Coco & Thyme
203 St.Georges road
The Moore Family ate their meal with compliments of Coco&Thyme