Mont Albert’s most stylish resident comes in the form of a contemporary cafe on busy Whitehorse Road.
Mister + Miss is housed in a former mechanic’s garage, and is named after owners Mr Dennis Chronis & Miss Christina Panettieri. The pair have been in hospitality for over 20 years, with Dennis cutting his teeth at Cafe Greco Chapel Street, and Christina managing cafes such as Sugo. They worked countless hour digging up concrete, shoveling dirt, and setting the foundation for the venue. The fitout was designed by Maria Danos Architecture, and inspired by shapes & form commonly found in a mechanic workshop. There’s a harmonious blend of industrial features and sophisticated style, with a fireplace, upholstered dining booths, exposed red brick brick walls, limed oak tables & perforated mesh light diffusers. The booths create sufficient privacy without being isolating, and the layout is such that sound is perfectly diffused to permit atmosphere minus noise pollution. With ample seating smooth background tunes, there’s a real buzz & ambiance. They even have a Courtyard with stained timber decking, and planters with lush greenery.
Coffee is from Axil, with both a Seasonal and House Blend that’s carefully crafted for the cafe. Served in stylish Acme cups, the house blend had chewy caramel & choc malt flavours, which was like a liquid Mars Bar.
Teas are sourced from The Tea Project, and served in tea bottles. Their organic Chai is made to an authentic Indian recipe, using Ayurvedic spices. Even their honey is infused with these spices, to give the tea a more rounded flavour.
The menu is creative and filled with seasonal ingredients, catering for a range of dietary requirements. Breakfast includes the Crushed Avo with poached eggs, feta, mini tomatoes, grilled asparagus, and a balsamic glaze, Potato Hash with field mushrooms, bean puree, bacon & truffle oil, and Buttermilk pancakes with vanilla mascarpone & berry compote. Lunch features a selection of carefully designed Pizza’s topped with ingredients like fior di latte, and calabrese salami. They also have Soft Shell Crab Burgers with pear slaw, and Panko crumbed Chicken Schnitz.
Mister & Miss.
713 Whitehorse Rd
Mont Albert VIC 3127