Neighbours Cafe, St Kilda East, Melbourne
We are neighbours with Neighbours Cafe here in St Kilda East. My time on Inkerman Street is now coming to a close and it’s lovely to have finally managed to give Neighbours cafe a visit and a review. I thought the food was great. It’s a curious menu that delivered some punchy flavours overall. The only shame was my experience was marred by unfortunate service.
Love thy neighbour
My former flatmate and current flatmate met up at Neighbours Cafe for a combination offer of caffeine, chewing and catching up. There’s both indoor and outdoor options though we went with the former. These post summer mornings are chilly don’t you know? Lucky there’s heaters at this neighbourly spot that keep us plenty warm. Including the coffee too – which is great.
We had a lot of hiccups in terms of the service from Neighbours Cafe. Had to ask for side plates and extra cutlery a few times, a coffee order came wrong and getting water. The staff disappear before you can grab their attention to try and remedy things. The food also came quite slowly and a fork was dropped on me. Ugh!
Eggs and all
At least we had a great time with the food at Neighbours Cafe. There’s a semi-standard brunch type menu and we shared two savoury things: the pulled pork benedict as well as fritters. Pulled pork is certainly an interesting take on the benedict and it could have really gone two ways – but here is does work. The sweetness of the meat isn’t too overbearing and the hollandaise is perfect.
I also was a big fan of the fritters. There’s a vibrant mix of colours, and flavours. A touch of citrus and sweetness and makes for a light eat, particularly in contrast to our other dish. Both serves are substantial and Neighbours Cafe is great for having a nearby spot to sit and chat at. So love the food, had such a bumpy ride in terms of everything else.