Fo0die dined as a guest of Harvest Blend and as such, the rating does not give any consideration to customer service.
With all day parking on a Sunday available at the back of the venue, we found a parking very easily at 11:30am (the parking is normally 2P on all other days). Parking is also available on the street itself.
The venue is located on the corner and has seating around the outside with tables under cover. There’s two entrances to the venue with a door on the side road and an automatic sliding door on the main road. We entered via the side door into a very busy and full venue.
On entry, there’s a few steps down into the dining area. To the right, along the back of the venue is the counter with the kitchen on the far right end of the venue. The dining area is mainly on the left side of this side entrance which wraps around the counter in a ‘L shape’. The interior is clean and simple, filled with pastel greens, wood and white decor.
The A4 sized menu was clearly very loved (ours was ripped and grey) with breakfast on one side and a lunch menu on the other. For this particular visit, we ordered two dishes from the breakfast menu and one from the lunch. The drinks menu was on a separate A5 sized clipboard and it too had creased edges and wrinkly pages.
The matcha latte (not pictured) was a vibrant green that looked stronger than it tasted. Mr J said it was well balanced and not sweet (his preference). My mocha was more like a hot chocolate than coffee.
Starting on our mains, the fritters was surprisingly from the lunch menu while the benedict was from the breakfast menu. The fritters arrived with a single fritter at the bottom with the beautifully coloured salad placed on top. This was very appetising with the sweetness, sourness and crunchy texture of the salad.
The benedict with pulled pork had a generous and chunky serving of the pork which was salty and worked well with the potato rosti. The hollandaise was very creamy and was not tangy at all (which we did not mind). Serving size wise, the benedict dish was more filling than the lighter fritter dish.
From the breakfast menu, we ordered the waffle dish and was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of the waffle dish. Thin and crispy waffle paired with a nutella sauce that you could have as much or as little of (Mr J did not let me near the sauce…)
The venue is clearly a local favourite and was very busy on a Sunday with people coming in as families through to friendly catch ups to brunch dates.
Dishes that make up this review
- Zucchini corn fritter; house-made zucchini and corn fritter, beetroot relish, apple and fennel salad ($17.90)
- Eggs benedict supreme; two free range eggs (any style), spinach, asparagus served on fried rosti with creamy hollandaise sauce + choice of protein (we went with pulled pork) ($18.90)
- HB waffles with mixed seasonal fruits, maple syrup, mascarpone, rhubarb and nutella ($16.90)
- Mocha ($4)
- Matcha latte ($4.50)