Remember Mr Miyagi in the Karate Kid? “Wax on Wax off”, “First learn stand, then learn fly”. Well, if you’re an 80s child like me, you will remember his philosophical approach to life and martial arts, and his mentorship of “Daniel San”. It obviously left a lasting impression on Todd Pryse, who pays tribute to the Karate Kid at his Murrumbeena café.
The café is split into two sections, with the takeaway area where coffee is brewed, and the kitchen is hidden behind a white tiled wall; and the large dining area, which is decorated with old school lockers, and ample seating.
The menu not only has images of Mr Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso on it, but there are a few dishes named after the pair. Appropriately, the Miyagi Belt has tuna and wasabi in it, while the Crane Kick is packed with protein in the form of Chicken. All Day Breakfast options include the Early Mornin’ Burger with a house made sausage patty, free range bacon & a fried egg, the Egyptian Eggs with Dukkah and Sumac ‘Shrooms, and Corn Fritters with Chili Con Carne (aka. Mariachi El Brunch). They also serve a variety of Toasted Jaffles, such as the Spaghetti and Cheese, and Ham, Cheese and Tomato. A childhood favourite, especially on cold wintery mornings.
Coffee is sourced from Coffee Supreme, and extracted via a La Marzocco Linea PB. Their South blend is based on full bodied South American beans, which made for a smooth long black, with hints of malt and chocolate, reminiscent of a cup of milo.
471-473 Neerim Road
Murrumbeena VIC 3163