|Skinny Flat White – $3.50|
Good brunch always start with coffee, and my usual order was served in a tall charcoal mug. The coffee was nothing mind-blowingly amazing, but that’s only because we’re spoiled for choice in Melbourne. It was a satisfying beginning to my meal nonetheless.
|Brioche French Toast – $16.50|
After studying the menu for a good 20 minutes, I finally settled on the French Toast. I usually don’t order something sweet for brunch, just because I prefer a savoury start to a day, however, it was already 1pm, and I was ready for a sugar hit. The French toast was absolutely HUGE. The brioche was cut super thick, but it was still light and fluffy inside, soaking up the perfect amount of egg mixture. The caramel sauce was very dense, and contracted beautifully with the poached pears (ONE AND A HALF PEARS WHAT IS THIS). Being used to Melbourne portions, this was a nice breath of fresh air, and the quality was definitely not compromised by the generous serving!
|Heirloom Carrot and Haloumi Salad – $18.50|
My brunch partner for the day went for the healthier alternative (don’t they always). The salad was filled with good things like grains and nuts, and the flavour was enhanced by the haloumi. Little pops of raisins also added some interest to the dish.
Mr Hendricks may seem small when you first enter, but there’s actually a nice little courtyard down the back, which is where we sat because the weather was really nice. If you’re ever sick of the brunch scene in the inner city suburbs, come visit Mr Hendricks! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
How to get there:
Catch tram #109 and get off at stop #49, Northcote Ave/Whitehorse Road, Mr Hendricks is located on Whitehorse Road, which is one minute walk from the tram stop.