Enjoy an all day dining experience in this casual cafe which also sells a mean coffee for those coffee-holics. Both kid and dog friendly.
Cafe Melba Hot
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A tranquil location for a laid-back meal
I had gone down to Cafe Melba with a friend for weekday brunch, and it quite empty, save for a few customers scattered around. Since it was a warm afternoon, we chose to sit in the air-conditioned indoor area. There is a open and tranquil grass field situated right beside the cafe, and we had initially sat at the alfresco area facing the greenery but it got too warm for us.
I really like the fact that Cafe Melba is a stand-alone cafe away from the city area, with its high ceiling and glass walls, giving the place a sense of openness. Wood is the main element in its design and furniture, exuding a rustic and cosy charm, albeit the tables are slightly small and it got cramped when both of our mains and drinks were on the table.
My friend ordered the Eggs Benedict while I got the Full Melba Cooked Breakfast with scrambled eggs. My friend loved the runny eggs which was poached perfectly while I tucked into the fluffy scrambled eggs. Otherwise it was a very satisfying all day breakfast that will not let you down, although most dishes will set you back quite a bit.
Of course, such a tranquil setting meant that getting there would require extra effort to get there via public transportation. As those intending to drive there, there's the car park adjacent to the place, making it easier to find.
not too bad
I read somewhere that Melb means Melbourne(Duh) and A is for Asia. So clearly this cafe is going for the whole aussie vibe and I am very well educated when it comes to cafes in Melbourne since drinking coffee is how i get by in Melbourne when i stayed there a few years back.
Love the tucked away location and quite a good place for a lazy weekend brunch i guess, though you will definitely not see me on a weekend near these places as i hate crowds. I always do my brunching on weekdays because i can afford the time, hooray.
Cafe Melba has decent food but very forgettable. I had the eggs benny and to be honest, i cannot remember if they were any good. My friend had a steak and he said he will not return. I thought the place was not that bad, i quite like the outdoor area though i will definitely not be basking in the heat.
I will definitely return if i stay along Wilkinson Road, too bad my great grandfather did not leave me with one of those giant houses you see in this neighbourhood. Since i stay pretty far away, i wonder when the wind will blow me to Cafe Melba again.
Coffee was blah.
Seeking for comfort
Just like ice in the sun, I melted away despite having chosen to be seated in the air-conditioned section of the cafe. I would have felt really comfortable there if it wasn't for the weather - it was the kind of cafe visitors seek for comfort.
After being seated, it took an eternity for the servers to attend to my sister and I. It was obvious that they were understaffed as I could see them struggling to attend to their customers' needs. When I had requested for some maple syrup, it took them almost 10 minutes to bring me some. Service aside, I thought that their food was slightly disappointing. I ordered their pancakes dressed in berries and whipped cream($14) and they were stale and dry. I highly doubt that they were freshly made, so if you're looking for decent pancakes, look somewhere else.
My sister ordered the Free Range Eggs Benedict ($17) and she liked it, thus I guess that Cafe Melba does serve decent food. However, their food is a little pricey and I'm not sure if they are worth the cost. Chock Full of Beans instead, perhaps?