“Far from the evergreen of old Assam,
Far from the rainfall on the trails of old Saigon,
Straight from the poster town of scorn and Ritz,
To bring you the wilder side of gold and glitz”.
Introducing Neon Tiger, sister cafe to Mr Brightside, which has also been named after a track by “The Killers”. This large open space sits quaintly on a corner in the leafy suburb of Malvern, and over the past year, has raised the benchmark in the city of Stonnington.
Sibling Architecture are behind the alluring interior, and have put their design collective to the task with this project, delivering a space that’s focused on intelligent forms, and engaging features. The ceiling is covered in floating perforated cloud figures, while natural light flows through the large walls of glass that look out onto an outdoor dining area. Pastel pink walls and edging on the La Marzocco Linea, soften the black tiled counter and furnishings, creating a calm and unobtrusive visual contrast.
The menu offers a mix of both quick eats and nourishing dishes. The All day breakfast menu features Cheesy Croquettes with Mexican beans; Tacos with grilled rockling and corn slaw; and Nordic Loaf with smashed avocado & feta. For those after something a little more indulgent, there’s the Poached apple and rhubarb pancakes with vanilla mascarpone, or the Bratwurst hot dogs served with sauerkraut, caramelised onions, and tasty cheese.
Coffee is ground in one of two Mythos One grinders, and extracted through the La Marzocco Linea PB. The house blend is Coffee Supreme’s signature Supreme Blend, which offers a smoother coffee, with sweet caramel tones. I enjoyed the Single Origin of the day from Colombia. The El Mirador is a washed processed Caturra lot grown at 1700 meters above sea level. As a long black, it had a creamy body, with tropical fruit tones, and milk chocolate on the finish. They just got a moccamaster in, and are now serving batch brew. A great Kenyan was on this morning, which had juicy blackcurrant notes. A great winter warmer.
1252 Malvern Road
Malvern VIC 3144