Left Handed Chef (Invited)

Monday, June 20, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Left Handed Chef located in South Melbourne area, reachable by tram (1,12). Owned and run by Chef Ehud Malka, a left handed chef. Together with Holly Smith they have run the cafe for over 3.5 years. Ehud originally from Israel, had worked in food industry all over the world as a patisserie chef to a gelato maker in Italy. The menu ranges from breakfast to lunch with some Middle Eastern dishes such as Shakshuka. But they are also famous for their waffle doughnut and fresh baked bread. Ehud him self wake up at 3am every morning to baked all the bread, brownies, multigrains etc from scratch. His creation is used on their breakfast dishes as well as the sandwiches and sweets at the counter.

I was invited by Holly through Instagram to have a taste of their menu. It started with one comment of me wanting to try their waffle doughnut and they kindly invited me in to a whole meal. The cafe was petit but full of sentimental values such as miniature Grandfather clock, vintage decor, news paper wall art. They also provide some colourings for kids.

I started my meal with my usual Skinny Cappuccino. They have their own special blend by Redstar in Port Melbourne. It was well made, served in a right temperature and I was tempted to have more.

Holly recommended this two dishes so we went with it. Whatever he's/she's having - zesty avo spread and sweet roasted tomatoes served with poached eggs. Finished with heaven bacon jams and microherbs ($16). The bacon jam was indeed phenomenal and everything match perfectly.

Specials: Piggy - thick cut bacon, chilli eggs, cheesy waffles, avo and goats curd. Both of the dish comes in a very generous portions. I usually order 3 dishes for two person but gladly I did not do that this time. The waffle could be a little bit more fluffier but all the other ingredients works together very well.

This is what I have been waiting for, the Waffle Doughnut. They are deep fried waffle shape with a hole in the middle coated with abundant cinnamon sugar. I love cinnamon sugar but the waffle has a texture closer to waffle than doughnut and a bit too tough on the outside. But the taste it self was good.

Overall, the left handed chef passion for food clearly shown through their fresh baked products, hearty portions and super warm staff. My brunch date of the day can't help her self and purchased $30 worth of granola, yoghurt and brownies just because she love's their product.

The Left-Handed Chef Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 7.30am-3.30pm
Tuesday: 7.30am-12pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8.30am-3.30pm

Left Handed Chef
2/219 Park St
South Melbourne, VIC 3205