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Melbourne Food Review: Liar Liar, Hawthorn

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It was not without trepidation when we decided to brave our little family in our first brunch out adventure since Mini Me was born. You may have found out from the previous posts that I am generally not a fan of having breakfast food because I find that most Melbourne cafes serve the same breakfast food. Eggs on toasts, pancakes, French toasts, Bircher muesli… not  hard to make at home, right?

But Liar Liar, of course, is a special little gem within our neighbourhood so we decided to take our little two-and-a-half-month-old baby for her first cafe visit. I was very impressed with the lovely modern decor but most of all the incredible amount of space in the dining room that would have fit prams with not a lot of problems at all.

(potato rosti with smoked salmon, red onion and rocket leaves)

The breakfast menu didn’t disappoint – while you can have your usual eggs on toasts with all the trimmings, there were other more interesting options. Josh opted for the potato rosti with smoked salmon. The rosti was perfectly cooked and went perfectly with the salty smoked salmon, onion and peppery rocket leaves. His only complaint was that he wish there were more food!

(Smashed avocado and fetta on toast with poached eggs and candied bacon)

I opted for the smashed avocado. The lovely avocado was mixed with feta cheese and served on top of toasts with perfectly poached eggs sprinkled with dukkah and lovely candied bacon. I can’t gush enough about how lovely the components of this dish came together. The egg yolks were rich and runny and the crispy candied bacon were perfect together. And the avocado and feta rounded off the dish. I have the same complaint, I wish there was more food!

I followed my brunch with a great cup of latte. Maybe it’s just me but a newborn baby is such an impediment to a great cup of coffee. I am glad to say though that she behaved perfectly on the day and we had a lovely time.

Because the servings were on the small size (or do we just have the ‘new parent appetite’?), we decided to share a little rhubarb and  muffin. Unfortunately the muffin was ordinary compared to the rest of the brunch.

But the smashed avocado, runny poached eggs and candied bacon… oh… love.

Liar Liar [ Web Site ]
Address: 90 Kinkora Rd., Hawthorn VIC 3122 [ Google Map ]
Phone: 03 9818 8864

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PS. Say hello to my new phone. Takes decent photos, don’t you think?

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Written by Kat

April 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

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  1. Looks great! I don’t go out for breakie unless I’m catching up with a friend and we want to try the hip new place everyone is talking about…. agree, it’s far too easy to make at home, cheaper and you can stay in your pjs :P

  2. I wish that mini me will grow up to be like her food loving mother!

    Michelle Chin

    26 Apr 11 at 8:37 am

  3. Candied bacon? Runny Egg? YES!!! I want to see a pic of minikatspat drinking her first baby cino!! WoOooT!!!


    26 Apr 11 at 12:05 pm

  4. Yum, minus the bacon, your dish is what I’m craving right now, i’ve only had a Hot X bun and half a choccy cupcake to sustain myself. Am starving and heading off shortly with a friend to brunch.

    I wish Liar Liar went as far as putting their menu on their website (and to break the curse of all other restaurants who make you have to download a bloody pdf by putting it in HTML). ’cause i wanna see their brekky menu.


    26 Apr 11 at 1:59 pm

  5. it’s fine. you should go. in fact we should go together.


    9 May 11 at 9:51 pm

  6. haha that’s not happening in a long long time. plus id rather let her drink my coffee than pay for a babycino (I am SO cheap sometimes).


    9 May 11 at 9:52 pm

  7. I’m sure she will!


    9 May 11 at 9:52 pm

  8. I do want to try hip new place more often though!


    9 May 11 at 9:52 pm

  9. Looks amazing! I hardly go out for breakfast cause I like to relax and eat breakfast at home. Plus an egg and bacon roll is the best thing ever and easy to make at home.


    16 May 11 at 12:11 pm

  10. Right on!

    purple black

    23 May 11 at 1:48 pm

  11. Great photos. What is your camera/phone?

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S -Kat


    11 Jun 11 at 10:11 am

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