Mister Zen

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Mister Zen is created by the team behind "The Block" as a challenge on this recent season's. The Block is a reality renovating TV shows that took place in Melbourne. Natalia and Sam Osborne, the owner of Piccolo in Prahran cater to The Block Crew with their coffee caravan since they have met several seasons ago. Their recent addition, Mister Zen take place in South Yarra but walking distances from Prahran Station. Chef Aman Rai is inspired by the healthy eating habit and decided to create a menu correlates to the concept.

The Block Crew with the directions of architect Julian Brenchley creating a charming, clean, modern easily spotted and attractive venue. I love the green plants outside with unique outdoor wooden seatings as well as their modern indoor settings. Mister Zen is decorated with wooden furnitures, timber, concrete, naked lightbulbs and glass door.

Their coffee is by 5 senses and it was a decent cup but too weak for my taste, I feel that I needed a second cup. They also have tea by Larsen & Thompsen as well as Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs soft drink and fresh juices.

This is the dish that I was aiming for, love pannacotta, love coffee so I know I had to try this. Mini Banana Bread Loaf with Espresso Pannacotta, Poached Rhurbarb, Toasted Pistachios ($15). The banana bread was crunchy on the outside, moist in the inside with enough sweetness mixed with creamy espresso pannacotta and sweet poached rhurbarb. The dish just make senses and combined it tasted great.

Soft Shell Crab Burger - wasabi mayo, fennel, mint & coriander ($19). The bun was soft, fluffy and slightly sweet with subtle wasabi mayo flavour but the soft shell crab was small and has a little bit of fishy taste to it.

Their service was fast, friendly, attentive and helpful. We did have a small chat with their staff regarding the cafe. I love the interior as well as the espresso pannacotta, they are also famous for the acai bowl that I might try next time.

Acai bowl with raspberry jelly, granola and coconut flakes at Mister Zen.Photo: Suppli
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Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm
Satirday-Sunday: 8am-4pm

Mister Zen
5 Commercial Rd
South Yarra, VIC 3141