Review: Liar, Liar

Despite the name, there is nothing deceiving about the quality of this local haunt that can be found hidden down a side street off the bustling Glenferrie Road.

I ordered the house baked beans with fried saganaki and pesto on toast. The baked beans were probably some of the best baked beans I've ever tasted with a delicious sauce. I'm not a big fan of fried cheese so I didn't eat much of the saganaki, but the little taste I did have was delicious - it was tangy, with the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture. Mum had some and agreed. 
Mum and I wanted to check out this little gem in our neighbourhood, so we headed down early to join the ranks of mother's enjoying a cup of coffee after school drop-off. We were worried it may be too busy, but we luckily snagged a table at the back of the cafe.

Whilst it isn't a massive space, the interior of this place is cleverly designed to give it a spacious feeling. The decor is industrial, with dim lighting, full-length glass windows, and seating placed in an 'L' shape with an emphasis on communal dining. There were also really nice subtle touches like an espresso machine coffee pod door handle.

Once again mum succeeded in ordering something boring off the menu - fruit toast with jam. She was excited about the fact that the butter was home made, a very nice touch. 
The drinks menu is catered to coffee and tea lovers. There is a wide variety of different single origin beans for black coffee and, if you're a real aficionado you are also able to order syphon, pour over, or cold drip. The flavours of tea range from classic English Breakfast to a more exotic Fuji Green, which is a fusion of papaya and wild pineapple. You can also order delicious house made jucies, mlikshakes, smoothies, and granitas.

The breakfast menu is all day, which is always appreciated in Melbourne, especially by breakfast lovers like myself (the lunch menu begins at 11:30). Whilst the menu is familiar, the quality of the food rejects any feelings of boredom, as Liar Liar puts it's own twist on these breakfast classics (including be able to order fried saganaki as a side).

Despite the fact that the restaurant was quite was quite busy, the service was quick and friendly, and we didn't have to wait very long for our orders to come, which I was stoked about because I was starving.

I'm pretty happy that this cafe is so close to my house because I'll definitely be visiting again soon.

Liar Liar
90 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn
9818 8864

Mon - Fri: 7am to 5pm
Sat - Sun: 8am to 5pm


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