Freak shakes has been around for a while, and I finally jumped on the bandwagon. The place I decided to lose my freak shake-ginity is Naughty Boy, given the name, it seemed rather appropriate.
Corn fritters is one of my favourite brunch offerings, although I don’t order it all that often. Naughty Boy’s black bean and corn fritters were very hearty, after drowning them in the egg yolks, it prevented the fritters from becoming too dry. The zucchini and watercress salad were a nice counterpart to the deep fried fritters, but of course, I needed some bacon on the side, because bacon.
My friend mainly ordered this for the bacon and cheese bites, but they were a bit overwhelming, she said that it just didn’t taste as good as it sound, although there was nothing wrong with them. The burger was decent, with a thick wagyu pattie, and some nice acidity from the pickled vegetable and mustard.
We got the most chocolate-y sounding shake on the menu, since you might as well go all out. All the toppings were made in house, and my favourite was the chocolate fudge brownie, after you dig through the toppings, the milkshake itself is actually pretty normal. However, given the amount the toppings, this is definitely more akin to a dessert than just a shake.Naughty Boy is definitely more than just the insta-worthy shakes, and the vibe is quite relaxing, especially if you go when they’re not too busy. The tables are not all cramped up like some other cafes, and it’s definitely a place for some good ol’ dnm as you recover from the sugar-induced food coma from the shakes.
How to get there:
Naughty Boy is located on Lygon St, catch tram #1 or #8 and get off at Stop 117, Richardson St/Lygon St, and the cafe is one minute walk away.