With a bit of a sleep in on our Sunday morning, we didn’t end up getting out of the house until well after 11am. We were both starving, and knew no matter where we went at this stage, we were going to have to wait. We attempted a few different cafes on Chapel Street, before walking into Mr Mister Cafe and being able to sit straight away.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
We arrived to a full restaurant, but were able to get the last table outside under the heaters. After being seated, we did have a wait quite a while for menus to arrive and coffee orders to be taken. We also had to ask for water as none was brought to our table. The indoor space seems rather small with only a few tables near the counter, however walking to the back of the cafe, there is another indoor dining area plus a second outdoor section (both which were full).
Exposed white brick walls create a fresh and inviting space with pops of colour from the hanging plants throughout. Glass ceilings add extra natural light in, creating a cosy ambience.
The biggest downfall was the service and amount of time we had to wait for our food. Although our waitress was friendly, they definitely needed more staff working as she seemed to be running around and forgetting things from other tables, including ours. Our food took a good 30-35 minutes to arrive, which for breakfast I think is a bit of a stretch.
The menu focuses on nutritious dishes, using fresh local ingredients. Everything you see on the menu you would find at any other cafe, but they put their own little twist on it to make it delicious and different.
I ordered the ‘Smashed Avocado’ on super seed toast with marinated baby tomatoes, spices and fior di latte and a poached egg. I loved how fresh the baby tomatoes were, and were lightly tossed with oil and seasoning. The avocado however was extremely salty and had to try and pick off as many flakes as I could find to try and enjoy the dish.
MC ordered ‘Free Range Eggs’ on buttered toast with a side of chorizo, avocado & Vegemite. MC usually goes for the more simple dishes (if you haven’t noticed by now) but that’s what he loves! And if you mess up something this simple, he will not be a happy camper all day! So thank goodness his simple breakfast was well executed.
Overall, breakfast was just okay. For the amount of time we had to sit and wait for our food to arrive, we could have eaten somewhere else and already been on our way home. The service wasn’t as attentive as we expected, but it was quite busy. I find myself steering further and further away from cafes like this, and trying to find more hidden gems outside the hustle and bustle of the main areas. Not only do you find better service, but the food is usually better as well.