On this cold Melbourne morning, I popped into Mr Peebles in Ivanhoe. I was greeted by a happy waiter and the owner, Scott Curatolo. It was a lovely, warm welcome and immediately felt at home.
While the cafe is small, there is still plenty of room with the seating placed to maximise space.
Mr Peebles is also dog friendly, with seating outside available and a little water dish for your furry friend.
I started with drinks, a soy cappuccino. However upon looking at the separate tea menu I decided to get one of those too!
The tea is from Tielka, and I went with the Limonada Rosa, which is a Lemon Myrtle blend including Hibiscus and Rose Petals. I loved the little tea book which explains the benefits of the tea – plus it tasted so nice!
My soy cappuccino was made perfectly, and I liked the cup it came in. Some places the cups are so small, but this was a very welcoming mug!
I forgot to ask where they get their beans from, but this was such a delicious cup of coffee! Plus how cute, it matched my nails!
I had checked out the menu before I arrived, as I do, and was unsure of what to have. All the dishes looked so good! A favourite on social media, the Green Eggs has been photographed quite a bit. One of my fellow foodies actually tried it a week ago.
Photo courtesy of @erwiny11
The Green Eggs consists of house smoked salmon, halloumi, kale and basil pesto, pickled ginger salad, creamy scramble in a toasted croissant. – YUM! I am definitely going to have to try this one next time!
I decided to go with the Mr Hash. I liked that it was a little different and not just bacon and eggs. It included, a crisp potato hash on pureed peas, spicy nduja (spreadable salami paste), fried corn, peas, grilled chorizo, edamame beans, poached egg, paprika oil.
It was the absolute best! I found the elements on the dish extremely tasty, from the paprika oil to the puree peas and chorizo. So much flavour in this dish!
My poached egg was cooked perfectly, the moment I cut into it all the gooey egg yolk ran out and added an extra element and flavour. Yum! I want this again too!
As I had ordered the tea also, I couldn’t finish my coffee however the waitress was so lovely she popped it into one of the takeaway cups. It’s little things like that, that mean so much and make the experience incredibly enjoyable.
I loved Mr Peebles so much that I’m heading back on the 11th of August! I really want to try the P.P.P with house porridge mix, saffron poached pear, coconut milk, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, pink muesli crisps. Scott explained the pink muesli crisps to me and it sounds so cool!
Also the Avo Schmavo is undergoing some changes which sound amazing! Although, currently it has 1⁄2 avo, sautéed broccoli and silverbeet, house made cashew cheese, celery salt, mixed seeds and seaweed cracker on toasted multi-grain which has tickled my interest.
This is a great little cafe in Ivanhoe, I recommend you add this to the list of places to try. They also have an extensive burger menu AND crazy milkshakes!
I hope you enjoyed my review of Mr Peebles, you can find their website here which includes a link to the menu!
Check it out!