Horse on Heels (Invited)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Horse on Heels is a newly opened cafe specialise in Waffle's. They started their journey at The Waffle Club in Queen Victoria Market and after three years, Connie and Lunnie opened HOH. Waffles in Melbourne are much more well known for their sweet sides and no one dominated the savoury waffle just yet.

I was invited by Connie to have a taste of their waffles and I gladly saddle up and ride to Horse on Heels. The cafe was natural yet has industrial feeling to it, decorated with exposed brick wall, grey concrete ceilings, naked light bulb, timber and some greenery. They have two parts of the cafe, semi indoor and indoor. I love the semi indoor since it's perfect for summer or winter, just nice to enjoy the sun. On the indoor part, they have an open kitchen where we can see the process of making the waffles. The only problem is there was no clear signage in front of the store and it could be easily missed.

We start our meal with some Taro Latte and Matcha Latte. The matcha latte was a bit grainy but the milk was fluffy but the clear winner is their taro latte. The taro flavour was subtle but the taro flavour is clearly there, combined with warm and super fluffy milk, I would have this as often as I can. Both of the drinks were served with a bite of stroop waffle. I was expecting it to be crunchy but it was soggy and sweet.

Popcorn Chicken - caramel popcorn, pickled kale w/ Chimichurri Aioli Sauce on Black Charcoal Coconut Waffle ($20). This is my favourite this of the day. The chicken was crunchy and well seasoned combined with creamy and tasty sauce on a flavourful and unique waffle. Love it!

Pulled Beef - watercress, apple beetroot relish and mixed yam chips on flax seed waffle ($18). I had some issues with this dish, the major one is their beef was served cold not even room temperature. I would enjoyed it more if its warm but the chips was really nice. The waffle was a bit more soggy than the last dish and honestly I prefer the black charcoal waffle compared to this.

Belgian Liege Waffle. They allowed you to create your own dish and pick the toppings you want which is fun, just because we are too full we just eat it on it's own. This is their signature waffle and it was warm and fluffy. 

We also did order another Coconut Pandan Waffle with seasonal fruits ($3.5) and house-churned avocado ice cream ($4.5). I thought it would be different than the black charcoal waffle but to me it taste the same.The avocado ice cream was super creamy with strong avocado taste which I love.

The service was friendly and attentive but they do need to work in their timing. I went on a weekdays and there were not many people there but it took them some time to served the dish. The overall concept was unique but less versatile cause all they served is waffle but I would definitely come back for that taro latte.

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Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm

Horse on Heels
50 Rose St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065