143 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn 3101 ph (03) 9816 8887
I finally got an opportunity to catch up with Jo and the Angmoh from The Hangry Bitch a while back when they graciously came over to my side of town and had brunch with me. I'd been to Scarvelli a few times with Hubby for coffee and dukkah eggs at breakfast. The cafe wasn't super busy and I enjoyed a lovely chat over brunch, it's always so much fun meeting other bloggers!
I had a tea on the day, but the mochas ($3.8) here are quite nice, and I've always been impressed with the coffee art!
Jo had a prana chai latte ($3.8) and the Angmoh had a Lindt hot chocolate ($5), which were unfortunately both too milky.
Jo had the Smashed avocado ($15) with a poached egg ($3) which was served with persian feta, roasted vine tomatoes and toast. She quite enjoyed it but would've liked it with a squeeze of citrusy lemon or lime.
The Angmoh likes Dukkah Eggs ($17.5) and of course he ordered this. These are crumbed poached eggs, served with cauliflower puree, pinenuts, pomegranate and sauteed spinach. I have ordered this dish the last few times I'd been there and had enjoyed the crunchiness of the pinenuts, the tart sweetness of the pomegranate combined with the creamy, comforting cauliflower puree. The Angmoh liked the dukkah eggs but suggested that bread would be a great addition to the dish to mop up the generous serve of puree.
Overall Scarvelli is a great addition to Balwyn's cafe culture and I particularly like their wider range of dishes and more roomy setup as compared to nearby eateries.
The Cruffin was filled with..... wait for it.... peanut butter custard! And it was absolutely as awesome as you would think this combo would be.
The Kouign Amann was layers upon layers of buttery goodness with the the perfect amount of sweet.
I had a great time catching up with Jo and the Angmoh and I really do enjoy meeting other bloggers and chatting about a shared passion for good food! I cannot thank you guys enough for your amazing pastry gifts and look forward to brunching again with you in the near future!