One weekend after a big night out in Melbourne Town, we decided to visit The Baker’s Wife in hope of feeling better from the morning struggles of our hangover. They did not disappoint.
As you step into this beautifully laid out cafe, you would notice its high ceilings with vines hanging off in the centre along with some pot plants in mid-air. On your right, you would see a magnificent spray paint art of 3 heads wearing some kind of hair adornment (pictured below).
Apart from the spacious interior and natural sunlight streaming in from the windows creating a breathable, relaxing atmostphere, you’ll find that their food is also of standard. We got several dishes that day, with the majority of us ordering the salmon on poached eggs and potato rosti displayed in the second image below (part of special-of-the-day menu). The Baker’s Wife also makes their own pastry and you can pick these up on the way out from the display windows, they range from nutella/jam donuts, muffins and fruited pastries.
Overall it was a satisfying experience, the prices are normal in comparison to other similar cafes and staff were attentive and friendly.
Dish: Smoked Salmon on Potato Rosti (special of the day)||food came out warm, well balanced however in terms of flavouring it was a bit bland – though nothing a bit of salt and pepper can’t fix. Rating: 3.5/5
Dish: Monty Jack’s Burger || Char grilled beef burger, brioche bun, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions, aioli house bbq sauce & beer battered fries. I did not try this dish therefore cannot rate in terms of taste but it sure looked good!
Dish: Not Another Avocado || Smashed avocado on toast tossed with mint, feta & green chili, shaved fennel, radishes & toasted seeds. Standard bacon and avocado, natural flavouring and very standard dish. Rating 3.5/5.
Dish: Pardon My French|| House made Challah, pecan crumble, bourbon cinnamon apples, Canadian maple syrup & burnt mascarpone. Did not taste however presentation is neat – would want to try.
High-ceiling roof creates good ambience, feel and allows plenty of natural lighting to spread.