The Penny Drop (Invited)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

The Penny Drop is a relatively new cafe located in Box Hill. There was certainly a gap in Box Hill dining scene and penny drop fit in perfectly and quickly become one of the locals favourite to get their quick morning coffee or lunch and even dinner. Strategically opened on the ground floor od the ATO and a short walk from Box Hill Centre and near 109 tram, also accessible by train (Belgrave/Lilydale). The Penny Drop pride them self in serving Modern Australian food with an Asian influence.

I was invited down to Penny Drop, honestly I have been wanting to try their food since many of bloggers friend recommended it to me but as usual I'm as busy as ever then the invite came in. I quickly squeeze it in before my flight to Japan, literally before my trip to the airport. The cafe it self was spacious, airy and bright just like I prefer. The Penny Drop designed by We Are Huntly fit in 100 seats with high ceilings, wooden aesthetics, white walls, earthy tones with modern and minimalistic design.

Potato & Garlic Waffle - poached eggs, grandmother ham, hollandaise, wakame ($19). This is one of their most popular dish and recommended by the owner. I love this dish so much, the crisp crust waffle with moist creamy inside. It's a well balanced dish, creamy hollandaise, acidity and the refreshing seaweed.

Kimchi & Corn Croquettes - sweet potato dashi, poached eggs, soft herbs, pickled radish ($20.5) This is one of their new dish this season and I can see it become one of their popular dish in the future. The croquettes was delicious, creamy with crunchy outside and a lil bit sour and spicy from the kimchi, mixed in with super smooth sweet potato and well cooked eggs. Just simply yummy!

Wagyu Cheeseburger & Chips - tonkatsu sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomato ($20). I was craving for a burger, that's why I ordered this cheeseburger and I did not regret it. The bun was fluffy, sweet and soft with nice amount of sauce as well as tender juicy patty.

Buttermilk Hotcake Stack - pistachio floss, black sesame, coconut, berry compote, palm sugar caramel ($19.5). Their hotcake is also one of their popular dish and I have seen it all over Instagram, for this season they tweak it a bit. The hotcake texture was a lil bit different than the other cafe's, it's closer to Indonesian traditional cake called bika ambon, a lil bit dense but still fluffy and I love it. The coconut flavour is clearly presents and the combination of flavour was just perfect.

It was a great brunch, I love it so much. It's been a long time that the two of us managed to finish and love all the four dish that we had. Overall, I was fully satisfied with The Penny Drop and would love to come back again and try their dinner menu.

The Penny Drop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Penny Drop
913 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill, VIC 3128
Monday-Tuesday: 7am-5pm
Wednesday-Friday: 7am-10pm
Saturday: 8am-10pm
Sunday: 8am-4pm