Waffles With Peanut Butter Parfait, Banana, Dark Chocolate And Candied Popcorn, 17.50AUD
Jan and I took a detour to Hawthorn for our weekend brunch ritual before attending mass at church. Axil Coffee Roasters was buzzing when we came in, oh we was starving. Thankfully service was excellent and the food came out really fast. This plate of waffles was my order, obviously. Someone once told me that a waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap, it is true isn't it? These skimpy waffles are the best of its kind. It was strategic of them to lay the melted dark chocolate on the base and maple syrup drizzled from the top to harmonize the sweetness balance. These waffles are thinner than most, meaning, its crispier and less sinful! The block of peanut butter parfait right smack in the centre was the banana slices' greatest pairing. Whoever first thought of the banana and peanut butter combination was a real genius. Plus, the candied popcorn delivered a nice crunch. Don't mind me while I lavish upon my dessert plate, om nom nom.
Steak And Eggs, 22AUD
Jan on the other ordered the scotch steak with potato hash base, hidden spinach, and a poached egg with béarnaise sauce. It was lovely, but the portions here were smaller than expected and Jan wasn't too satisfied. We wanted to order a third dish but we were almost late for mass, so that idea would have to pass.
Skinny Flat White, 3.80AUD
When in a roasting house, ordering coffee is more than mandatory. Here I had a cup of finely brewed coffee. There are seasonal blends so remember to check that out on their roasting corner. I do feel that among all the famous coffee houses, Axil is my favourite. Axil's blend during my visit was strong but not heavily roasted, perfect for my palate. They also make their coffee through the 1962 probat coffee roaster (only a few exists in Melbourne) and the coffee beans are roasted on site. I'll be back for sure to try out one of their filter coffees.
It took us 10 minutes of wait before finally getting a seat. Note that it was a weekend and we were here even before the lunch crowd came in.
So the verdict is that Axil Coffee Roasters serves my favourite coffee blend in the whole of Melbourne. I have tried many different coffees from famous coffee places like Proud Mary, Seven Seeds, Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse, Auction Rooms etc, but Axil stood out to me most. How lucky, I don't have to travel all the way to Hawthorn if I crave for a warm long black, cappuccino or flat white. I can't be more blessed to have a cafe near my apartment that serves Axil's blend as well.
Axil Coffee Roasters was built by two coffee lovers (also experts), Dave Makin and Zoe Delany. Fret not, they have won several barista champion trophies throughout the years. I could taste the love through their coffee, its amazing.
Axil Coffee Roasters
322 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Melbourne, Victoria 3122
Tel: +(61) 03 9819 0091
Mon to Sun: 7am-4pm