Mr and Mrs Anderson

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Japanese Souffle Pancake, Bruleed Pineapple, Coconut Jam, Wattleseed Caramel, Passionfruit Gelato – $19.0

MR AND MRS ANDERSON, HAWTHORN: A quaint, small cafe with bright windows in the corner of a busy street of Hawthorn, amongst a spattering of various high schools – Mr and Mrs Anderson makes the perfect Melbourne brunch spot in Hawthorn for parents just finished dropping their kids off, or for high school millenials keen for a local brunch session. With a new menu headed by chef, Emma Jeffrey, who has amassed 12 years of classy Melbourne restaurant experiences – Mr and Mrs Anderson now features a creative fare made with a farm-to-plate mentality and plenty of brunch Asian-Western fusion surprises.

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Fermented Chilli Eggs, Bacon Steak, Pressed Milk Bun, Gruyere, Shallot Dust – $19.0

The good fat: After brunching so much lately, it’s quite rare for me to find surprises in breakfast dishes lately so I was so pleased with how delicious both the Japanese pancake and the Chilli eggs were. The souffle pancake was a bit of a misnomer, as the taste was definitely more like a Japanese cheesecake – hints of creamy cheesiness coming through, slightly denser than traditional New York cheesecakes. The passionfruit gelato, along with the pineapple were the perfect fruity and refreshing side accompaniment with bursts of juiciness! A sugary kick came from the caramel dashed across the plate.

Enthralled by the taste of the chilli eggs – still not sure what “fermented” means but there was a slight sense of teriyaki like sweetness amongst the chilli that made it really special, definitely adding a bit of my favourite, Asian twist to a standard brunch dish. The milk bun was crispy and fluffy, with a brioche-like flavour and the gruyere added a dashes of delicious savouriness!

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict – $19.0

The bad fat: The special of the day, the smoked salmon eggs benedict was the most lacklustre – as we were told it was King Salmon, I had assumed it would be a salmon fillet, not merely 2 slices of smoked salmon on top of quite a standard, and rather bland and soggy (due to the hollandaise) milk bun.


YES – In a place full of surprises, Mr and Mrs Anderson’s menu is certainly one cosy, Hawthorn brunch spot in Melbourne to try!

FAT-O-METER: 4.5/5

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2wofatgirls would like to thank Mr and Mrs Anderson for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration

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