A weekday afternoon catch up was in order with the future bride-to-be, who had recommended The Diplomat Cafe in Highett. I had never been before, or to any cafe in Highett for that matter, so was a eager to see what the area had to offer. I arrived shortly after 10:30am to a bustling cafe.
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The cafe was much larger than I anticipated it to be, with high ceilings, white walls and funky orange lighting filling this brightly lit space. The cafe decor was fairly simple with dark wooden floors, cafe style tables and chairs and greenery hanging from the white ceiling beams to add a bit of colour.
The staff were friendly and showed a genuine interest in being there. The waiter looking after us ensured we were well looked after, was polite and came back once we received our food to make sure we were enjoying everything.
I was definitely amazed at how amazing the coffee was. Provided by roasters Omar and the Marvellous Coffee Bird in Gardenvale, this has to be by far one of the best roasters I’ve tried in Melbourne.
My girlfriend had recommended the smashed avo, so without hesitation, I went with the ‘Avocado and Soft Herb Mash with Poached Eggs’, smoked feta cream and a lemon-pistachio dust. It was a bit smaller than other smashed avo dishes I’ve had in the past, however it was tasty and loved the lemon-pistachio dust on the eggs. I’m not a runny eggs enthusiast and was pleasantly surprised that these were cooked exactly to my liking.
Overall, I was so pleased she had recommended we check out a new place in Highett. Driving through the area, I noticed so many cafes I had never heard of before, so definitely keen to check out a few more places in the area.
*Hero photo sourced from The Diplomat website