Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cafe Vamp (Updated)

Updated Jan 2010
http://www.theage.com.au/national/workers-fined-115000-over-bullying-of-cafe-waitress-20100208-nlrj.html?autostart=1

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One should always have a hearty breakfast to start out one's day. For us however, that first meal was brunch but we followed that advice to the tee by having some very scrumptious and heart warming food especially in the chilly Melbourne weather.

Ms I brought us to Cafe Vamp in Hawthorn, just down the road from Swinburne University. The cafe was already full by the time we got there at 11am and the only place left was the courtyard dining area. It was a chilly morning but the wait staff assured us that the heaters were running and we would be comfortable outside. Once we made our way to the back we realised that we were not the only ones there. Two of the three tables had already been taken up and those were the ones closest to the heaters! We were very tempted to find someplace else to eat but our growling tummies begged us to stay.

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I loved the look of the menu although upon closer inspection and combined with a good imagination one can conjure up some pretty terrifying stories of what the drawings could mean. OK enough of my ramblings and lets get back to the food...

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H ordered the Brekky Pide ($15.50) which looked fantastic. The pide were two slices of nicely toasted white bread and sandwiched in between were fried eggs, bacon, cheese and hollandaise sauce. The hollandaise sauce was just yummy.

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Ms I and I decided to share the Chicken and Mushroom Pie ($17.50) which was delicious especially on a cold windy morning. I loved how the boys in the kitchen had carved out the name of the cafe and included that on the pastry.

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The pie was filled with generous amounts of chicken, mushroom and bacon too, topped with puff pastry. The brilliant addition of bacon to the dish added extra oomph which made the pie super slurp-worthy delicious.


Cafe Vamp
727 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorne VIC 3122

(03) 9818 3141

Opens daily 7am - 4pm

14 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

INdeed now is the time for a warming breakfast! That's so cute how they've spelt out the name in pastry :)

foodie-central said...

Hi Lorraine - It is really cute. I'm so tempted to make pie now so that I can do the same but with names of course. hehe

Forager said...

Oh a brekky pide is a fantastic idea. That hollandaise sauce oozing out looks so divine!

Anonymous said...

Food might be good, but they torture innocent kids. http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/local/6774352/workplace-bullying-leads-to-death/

Anonymous said...

The owners and employees of this cafe have just been convicted and fined for the worst level of workplace bullying resulting in a waitress taking her own life. Avoid this business at all cost.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theage.com.au/national/workers-fined-115000-over-bullying-of-cafe-waitress-20100208-nlrj.html?autostart=1

Anonymous said...

I couldnt care how good thier food, the place should be shut down after the staff and woner bullied a young girl to death. As for the owners of this website, you should remove this listing from your site

Anonymous said...

Avoid Cafe Vamp !!! Reaad this first : http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/four-men-face-charges-over-teens-suicide-20091210-km91.html

foodie-central said...

My god! I can't believe this happened and we had no clue! The staff seemed fine when we were there in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Don't support this place - workplace bullies and cowards.

Anonymous said...

This cafe is a disgrace. To bully a young girl to that point is disgusting. The manager is old enough to know better. What if it was his daughters??? boycott for sure.Happy staff equals great service, and clearly there will be none of that here.

Anonymous said...

FYI, new owners have taken over this cafe and it is now called Tribe Cafe. They have sent around mailers to all the locals and posted notices pointing out they have nothing to do with the previous owners or employees. A fresh start it seems. I'll try it soon...

Michael Scollo said...

Further to the above comment:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/bullying-cafe-sold/story-e6frf7kx-1225832726440

Anonymous said...

The fact remains that despite their great food and all the rosy rabble...these men were convicted in a court of bullying a young girl to her death and that is never forgivable. Good to see the Victorian Government introducing legislation to outlaw bullying. Let's hope legislation like this spreads throughout the country, so as to send a clear message that this kind of behaviour will NEVER be tolerated under any circumstances. Good luck though to the new owners. They should be given community support.