Tonic & Grace (Invited)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Tonic & Grace is one of many of healthy, environmentally friendly cafe. The interest for this area keeps growing and I strongly support it. Leah Blefari (ex Red Rock Leisure & Peter Rowland Catering). Malvern is the perfect place for her brand new cafe, people in the area really knows their food and their awareness of healthy living is high.

We come in on a Sunday morning. They said  they are having a busy morning and have a lot of group bookings so they apologise in advanced for the slow service. We started with some drinks; Fresh Start - orange, apple, carrot, ginger ($8), Babycino, Latte and Choc Mint Hot Chocolate ($5.5). Everything is good in terms of flavours as well as texture but nothing out of the ordinary.

Captain Gillenstalk - fried shitaki, oyster mushrooms, thick cut pumpkin toast, truffle oil, cashew cream, pine nuts, roasted herbs, chimichurri ($17.5) add poached chicken ($5.5). We love the army of mushrooms medley, they always have an aromatic deep earthy flavour matched really well with truffle oil and herbs, that's also comes from the ground. Earthy goodness. That's what I call them.

Harajuku Lover - Japanese pancake, daikon, tofu, spring onion, green algae, ginger, winter veg, house made mayo, BBQ sauce ($18) add smoked salmon ($5). Super healthy pancake. If you are on the road to healthy life than this is the perfect meal for your while it's still flavourful because of the generous mayo. But it does get a lil bit soggy at the end, I wish the pancake is slightly crispier.

Day of The Soup - potato & leek, crusty bread ($12). I love soup at all times, especially on a cold winter days. It always have a nice spot on my stomach. My son also loves soup. It's super creamy and thick, love every bits of it.

Leah aims to open until 7pm in future to be able to accomodate people after work. They have to pre order their food and pick up at the cafe to bring home for their family dinner. It's a healthy home made meal without the fuss.

Tonic & Grace
+6138590 3121
63 Glenferrie Rd
Malvern VIC 3144