Aarons and Co is a newly opened Melbourne café in Elsternwick that offers a lovely open interior and plenty of accessibility for a relaxing meal. Altogether this makes it perfect for a Melbourne bayside catchup cafe with family and friends. The combination of its welcoming decor, the crisp morning air and of course, the FOOD made for a perfect Easter Sunday brunch – especially Grandma Judith’s pancakes!
The good fat: For what used to be a catering company, Aarons and Co’s transition into the Melbourne brunch scene is a fantastic one – and is a true testament to their cooking! The 1-pan vegan was a perfect blend of veggies and tofu that was hearty and homely. The chickpeas in particular gave it an extra slight nutty-like crunch and was definitely the highlight of the dish.
I’m the biggest fan of breakfast burgers (or pretty much burgers 24/7) and one added bonus about Aaron and Co’s wagyu burger was having just the right amount of tomato chutney – adding plenty of pizzazz but not overpowering the wagyu patty itself. And who can ever say no to some house hand cut fries on the side?
Grandma Judith’s pancakes were beautifully light and fluffy, with the most gorgeous presentation sitting on a drizzle of golden maple syrup. The crunchy pistachios contrasted these soft cloud-like delights and the mascarpone gave it that classic creamy, dreamy taste, living up to the high standards of Melbourne brunch hotcakes!
The bad fat: The wagyu patty in the burger was a little dry at some parts but overall, did not affect my enjoyment of the meal. The flavour in the 1-pan vegan could have been a little stronger as the mix of all the different elements muddled any overarching themes. It was also on the oily side but the sourdough helped in balancing that out.
CHECK OUT AARONS AND CO ELSTERNWICK’S WEBSITE HERE: http://www.aaronsandco.com.au/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Aaron’s and Co Elsternwick for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.