HIATUS, KEW: Hiatus is a recently opened cafe that is taking up the challenge to be different and inventive against most other Melbourne brunch places. Introducing the concept of dinner for breakfast, “brinner?” Hiatus is also big believer in sustainability and has a low waste kitchen, making their own co-yo, macadamia milk, kimchi, jams and chutneys so that nothing tasty and good for you goes to waste. We were very excited to try their menu, and happened to make it just in time for truffle season so we were more than happy to have fresh black truffle shavings sprinkled on our breakfast dishes of the day.

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Corn and Crab (Crab omelette, chilli ketchup, baby corn, leeks) – $20.0

The good fat: The corn and crab was definitely the highlight – with melt-in-your-mouth texture of the omelette, that blended seamlessly in with the delicious chunks of crab inside. The chilli ketchup resembled sirarcha but was nonetheless gave a great kick of flavour to the whole dish.

The pumpkin hotcakes are definitely the most special Melbourne brunch dessert I’ve ever seen! The texture of the cake was very dense, but not too dry when accompanied with the ginger custard. The persimmon gave unusual, yet a nice juicy sweetness to the hotcake

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Pumpkin Hotcakes w. Native plum, persimmon, ginger custard, dill – $17.0

The bad fat: I felt that whilst everything was incredibly unique, they mostly failed to truly hit the flavour mark. The greens accompanying our crab omelette consistedly mostly of spring onion, which is usually preferred as a garnish rather than a vegetable side, whilst the baby corn was a bit overcooked. The pumpkin hotcakes became quite one-dimensional after a while, as, whilst the elements like the crumble were nice on their own, they didn’t amount to something more when combined altogether. The ingredients of the hotcake also seemed like it was a dish that couldn’t decide whether it wanted to be savoury or sweet…


Hiatus in Kew definitely has some interesting concepts so if you’re looking for a tastebud adventure that provides a unique Melbourne brunch experience then Hiatus is right up your alley.

FAT-O-METER: 3.5/5

CHECK THEM OUT HERE: https://www.hiatus.life/

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

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