Enter Neighbour

Enter Neighbour has recently celebrated its first birthday, situated in Camberwell, where there are plenty of cafes, it certainly takes something special to stand out. In an attempt to do so, Enter Neighbour revamped their menu to focus on high quality produce, while also jumping on the boozy brunch train, where for $35, you are able to have an unlimited number of cocktails with your food.

The space may initially seem small, however, there is another room down the back as well as a courtyard, allowing the cafe to accommodate both smaller and larger groups.

Soy Flat White – $4.30

I’ve recently changed my coffee order to soy flat white, purely because I enjoy the nuttiness from soy milk, but also not enough to have it in the fridge at home, not being a soy milk drinker myself. Although there was no fancy rosetta present due to the difficulty of creating decent foam with soy milk, Enter Neighbour uses quality beans from Axil Coffee Roasters, and the resulting drink is full and robust.

Summer Passion

Onto the boozier side of things, we had the cocktail special called Summer Passion. This was seriously Summer in a cup, or rather, a cute jar in this case. A mix of passionfruit, pineapple, gin and spritz, it was light, refreshing, and easy to drink without being overly sweet.

Nanban Chicken – $18.5

The Nanban Chicken at Enter Neighbour has all the essential elements that are present in the traditional Japanese dish, however, the changes made by the chef meant that it was a lot lighter and healthier. From the light batter of the chicken to the use of black rice, which also added a ton of texture to the plate. The gribiche sauce, which is typically found in French cuisine, went surprisingly well with the dish, offering some acidity to brighten everything up, and tied it all together nicely.

Benedict Cumberbatch – $19.00

The benedict featured pulled lamb, which was tender and flavoursome, and I also really enjoyed the contrast between the pickled cabbage and the rich hollandaise. Although the hollandaise did lack the sweetness from the saffron which was promised on the menu. The pumpkin puree also felt like an afterthought, which I don’t think matched particularly well with the other flavours on the plate. However, each element was executed well, and with some small changes, this has the potential of being a winning dish.

Hand Cut Chips w/ Sriracha Aioli – $7.5

The chips at Enter Neighbour were of the rustic variety, and while they were cooked well, and the centre was quite fluffy, I did find the portion size to be on the smaller side, especially considering the price tag, which was surprising considering that everything else we’ve tried by this point was quite well-priced.

Being away from the hustle and bustle of Camberwell means that Enter Neighbour has the benefit of holding the charm of a local cafe, but with a menu that is much more sophisticated than your average brunch hotspot down the road. The offering of boozy brunch gives it another edge, and is something that will be especially enjoyable for a birthday celebration or the like.

If you are feeling like avoiding the crowd, why not venture out a bit further and give Enter Neighbour a go?

How to get here:
Enter Neighbour is located on Camberwell Road, catch tram #75 and get off at Summerhill Road/Toorak Road, and the cafe is just two minutes walk away.

I dined as a guest of Enter Neighbour.

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Legacy

Stepping into Legacy, the Scandinavian-inspired interior already made me excited for the food that we’re about to have. There is a communal table when you first enter at the cafe, but we were sat at one of the tables towards the back, providing just a tad more privacy.

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Skinny Flat White – $3.90

Starting things off with a skinny flat white, since you know, try new things, venture out, all that good stuff. The coffee was smooth and went down a treat.

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Lamb Super Salad – $20.00

I was pretty proud of myself for getting a salad, it’s like seriously, who have I become? A salad person? WHAT?! All joking aside, this super salad actually didn’t taste all that… salad-y (?), and by that I mean, there was a ton of flavour and textures going on, yet it was still quite mellow. There was a good amount of lamb, and the obligatory greens took the form of kale and rocket, two of my favourite leaves when prepared right, and the hazelnuts added a nice toasty touch. The sweetness of the cranberries also offset the sourness from the beetroot pachadi perfectly. Overall, there was pretty much nothing to fault, and it’s actually a salad I would order again, and that is saying a lot!

34Legacy has a short yet exciting menu, paired with some gorgeous colourful healthy smoothies, yet it doesn’t come off as overly pretentious where you would only fit in if you were decked out in gym gear, which is actually quite hard to achieve. If you’re looking for a new cafe to try in the Eastern suburbs, definitely give Legacy a shot!

How to get there:
Legacy is located on Camberwell Road, catch tram #64 and get off at stop #61, Camberwell Junction/Burke Road, and the cafe is around 7 minutes walk away.

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