Hard Pressed Coffee (Invited)

Monday, December 24, 2018 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

We visited Hard Pressed on a peaceful Saturday. The interiors of the cafe were woodsy and rustic, and we were lucky to score a seat by the windows! This cafe has been on my list for a very long time but ya never got to it till now.

To start off, we got the Chai Latte which was beautifully aromatic and soothing. I was also super keen to try their Vietnamese style Iced Coffee. It didn't deliver a lot of the strong coffee kick and condensed milk creaminess that I've grown to expect from my favourite Viet coffees, but it was still a decent iced coffee. Not too sweet at all.

We first tried the Pressed Breakfast which has everything you need in a breakfast platter. You've got a good base  of sourdough accompanied smashed avo, bacon, mushrooms, chorizo, hash brown and hollandaise. All the components were as good as can be, and the sunny side ups were oozily perfect.

We then tried the special on the menu - the cauliflower cheese and sweetcorn beignets with beetroot hummus dukkah and 2 poached eggs. The coating of the beignets were crunchy, but the cauliflower filling did taste a little strange on its own. Best to eat it with the coating I say. The beetroot dukkah was pretty good to start, but I didn't enjoy some of the spices that came through inside.

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Hard Pressed
+6139417 4441
76 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002