The name of this cute little establishment quickly started trending following the addition of a popular Hong Kong styled dish known as egg waffles to their menu in late January. It also helps that its currently the only place in Melbourne where you can get these kinds of waffles. As I had not heard about egg waffles until after coming back from my trip to Hong Kong, I was eager to make the trip to Burwood to try them out for myself.
We made our way up to Glen Iris on a chilly Wednesday morning. I ordered a hot chocolate that came with this beary cute latte art and a marshmallow on the side. This makes me wonder if it’s an Australian (or even just a Melbournian) thing to serve their hot beverages with marshmallows. I didn’t see this happen in the States or anywhere else but then again, I am not much of a coffee drinker.
I love the cute wooden tables and white tiled-brick look of the place!
The Pig-lette $15
I could never resist a good savoury omelette, especially when there’s a nice asian twist to it! This pulled pork omelette came with added mushrooms, chilli jam and some asian shoot salads on top. The bean sprouts gave the omelette a good crunch and the pulled pork was cooked nice and tender. However I am supremely weak when it comes to dishes that have chilli in it or that are even mildly spicy, so I didn’t eat much of this one ?
Hong Kong Egg Waffles $14
My first time having egg waffles and they tasted like freakin’ HEAVEN! The waffles came with a scoop of green tea ice cream on top and pistachio praline sprinkled all around. I enjoyed picking and breaking off the egg waffles one nob at a time – they were so light and fluffy on their own! But even better when combined with the sweetness of the vanilla custard that was inside and the slight tartness of the berry compote that was drizzled on top. After this meal, I cannot help but wait until I get a chance to go back to Hong Kong to try the original egg waffles from there! 😛
The cutest asian-themed cafe with Hong Kong egg waffles that you can’t go pass.
15/17 Bardolph St,
Glen Iris VIC 3146