Fo0die dined as a guest of Lucy Lockett and as such, the rating does not give any consideration to customer service.
We arrived at 11:30am on a Saturday to find Lucy Lockett located in an unsuspecting residential area. 1P parking is available along the Barkly Street with some 2P spots available in the streets surrounding (although be sure to check the signs as some were 1P). We parked on Lygon Street which was 2P until 1pm on a Saturday (with no limit after that).
Upon entry, the coffee counter/cashier is on the left side of the cafe with a large communal table located in frojknt of the counter. Tables are located on the opposite side with another large communal table located right at the back and outdoor seating under large black umbrellas available at the front of the cafe.
The interior is a clean white with dangling light bulbs hanging off the ceiling, wall garden boxes filled with greenery hanging off the walls at the front, a mix of wooden table tops a singular beautiful white tiled table top.
The menu is presented on a A5 sized clipboard with drinks on one page, an all day brekky menu over two pages, salads and burgers on another.
We ordered our usual drinks to start. The matcha latte didn’t have a strong matcha flavour to it while the mocha was more on the coffee side than the chocolate.
The potato hash was more of a mash potato texture and went lovely with the chilli jam which was very very slightly chilli (even the non chilli loving Mr J could handle it). The cuts of bacon weren’t overly fatty (we have a preference for lean bacon).
The fritters were shaped and plated almost like a finger food dish with a very appetising tomato salsa in the centre and a little rocket served underneath. The fritters were slightly crisp and was more on the doughy side; the tomato salsa helped to cut through that a little.
There was only one real sweet dish on the menu; the gingerbread pancakes. Crispy crust on the outside and a fluffy interior, the pancakes had a nice gingerbread flavour that went nicely with the ice cream.
Dishes that make up this review
- House made potato hash; served on a bed of rocket, topped with smoked bacon, chilli jam and a paoched egg ($18.50)
- Zucchini and sweet corn fritters; served on a bed of rocket with feta, tomato salsa, chilli jam and a poached egg ($17)
- Gingerbread pancakes; stacked and served with mixed berry compote, whipped maple butter and maple syrup ($16.50)
- Mocha ($4.40)
- Matcha latte ($4.40)