Mr and Mrs Anderson

Thursday, January 05, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Mr and Mrs Anderson is a brand new cafe, re opened around a month a go at the end of the year. It's a newly refurbished cafe located in Hawthorn East, sadly is quite far from train station and best to be reach by private vehicles. James Limneos (Black Squirrel) and Roulla Saisanas partnered up to transform Lalage Cafe to a modern cafe, they added Lasse "GD" Povlsen (Ex Three Bags Full, Andrew McConnel's group, Attica and more) to create the menu. Aim to caters to all dietary preferences such as sweet tooth, health conscious, vegan and more, sourcing the fresh produce from their own farm and local suplliers such as Woodfrog Bakery and Axil.

It's on a weekdays and my mom is in town visiting me from Indonesia, she's a big fan of any kind of bread or all school cakes. Since I keep seeing Mr and Mrs Anderson brioche on Instagram, I decided to take her with me to try it. She also brings her friend, I bring my husband and his little brother. The interior was bright and warm, decorated with the classic wooden furnitures, big windows and open kitchen. There's some seats outdoor but mainly indoor for a group bigger than four. We started with some coffee, orange juices and hot chocolate. The juice was fresh but the coffee was a little bit too thin for my taste and the hot chocolate was way too watery and sweet.

Soft shell crab burger, brioche bun, fennel/cabbage kimchi, miso kewpie mayo, shrimp crackers ($19.5). My brother in law ordered this dish and it's the second best of the day. The bun was a bit dense but the flavourful was creamy mixed in with a lil bit of sour spiciness from the kimchi and crunchy soft shell crab. The crackers was a nice touch even though it's too oily.

Slow cooked crispy pork belly, carrots, orange, broad beans, torn bread crouton's, pork and port jus, a poached egg, grilled red onion, summer leaves ($20.5). My husband ordered this dish and he does not like it that much, the sour flavour was too strong for him and the carrots was still too tough to be enjoyed, I like it more crunchy but soft inside. The pork was well cooked with just a slight of crispiness on the skin, I prefer a little bit more crispier.

Braised grain fed beef short rib, baby beetroot, red vein sorrel, parsley kewpie mayo, a fried egg, triple cooked potato with Sichuan salt ($20.5). The beef was tender even though the portion was quite small and needed a lil bit more seasonings. The best thing on the plate was the super tasty parsley kewpie mayo without the whole dish was plain.

Smoked salmon, confit mushrooms with farm harvested vegetables and leaves, crushed peas, parmesan cheese, a poached egg and walnut pesto ($19.5). This is the best dish of the day, all the fresh vegetables was delicious and the pesto was tasty. Love this dish so much.

Caramelized white chocolate brioche, crystallized white chocolate, white chocolate matcha truffles, raspberry coulis and sorbet, fresh berries, candied walnuts, flowers ($17.5). This is what we have been waiting for and we were pretty shocked that the portions was so small. The brioche was really dense and my mom prefer it fluffy but the taste it self was pretty good. The matcha truffles was clearly the winner of the dish, I would love that have more of those with the refreshing raspberry sorbet and berries.

The service was pretty much really green, the staff that handles our table forgot who order what twice and he look pretty loss but the food came in pretty quick which I like. The cafe was cozy which gives it a plus point but to my Asian palate, the seasonings needed to be amped up a bit even though the ingredients matched well.

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Mr and Mrs Anderson
398 Tooronga Rd
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-4pm