Lolo and Wren - Candy Apple Pancakes - Walnut praline, rhubarb and blueberry compote, fresh mint, vanilla mascarpone and pure Canadian maple syrup ($18.50)

Lolo and Wren, Brunswick West

Lolo and Wren - The Smork - Rich Mork hot chocolate covered in scorched marshmallows ($6)
The Smork - Rich Mork hot chocolate covered in scorched marshmallows ($6)

Lolo and Wren may have opened up a burger joint next door, but they haven’t neglected the original cafe. A new menu and extra outdoors seating breathes new life into the venue.

Lolo and Wren - low Cooked Pork Jowl - Sticky glazed Golden Plains pork jowl w crispy egg and salad of pickled red cabbage, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, chilli and crackling ($21.50)
low Cooked Pork Jowl - Sticky glazed Golden Plains pork jowl w crispy egg and salad of pickled red cabbage, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, chilli and crackling ($21.50)

They pimp up their Mork hot chocolate with marshmallows, making it a delicious treat. Slow Cooked Pork Jowl comes with a sticky glazed, crispy egg and a salad of pickled red cabbage, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, chilli and crackling. The pork jowl is unctuous and quite fatty, though the tang of the accompanying sauce helps to cut through it.

Lolo and Wren - Crispy Croque Monsieur - Shaved leg ham, Swiss cheese, cheese & chive cream, coated in crisp breadcrumbs and fried. Served w homemade tomato relish ($18)
Lolo and Wren - Crispy Croque Monsieur - Shaved leg ham, Swiss cheese, cheese & chive cream, coated in crisp breadcrumbs and fried. Served w homemade tomato relish ($18)
Crispy Croque Monsieur - Shaved leg ham, Swiss cheese, cheese & chive cream, coated in crisp breadcrumbs and fried. Served w homemade tomato relish ($18)

The Crispy Croque Monsieur is a show-stopper for cheese lovers. Between the slices of bread are shaved leg ham, Swiss cheese, and cheese and chive cream. The whole things is then coated in breadcrumbs and fried. The homemade tomato relish helps offset the richness of the dish, which oozes with all the cheese and cream. It’s a heavy dish suited for big eaters, or for sharing.

Lolo and Wren - Candy Apple Pancakes - Walnut praline, rhubarb and blueberry compote, fresh mint, vanilla mascarpone and pure Canadian maple syrup ($18.50)
Lolo and Wren - Candy Apple Pancakes - Walnut praline, rhubarb and blueberry compote, fresh mint, vanilla mascarpone and pure Canadian maple syrup ($18.50)
Candy Apple Pancakes - Walnut praline, rhubarb and blueberry compote, fresh mint, vanilla mascarpone and pure Canadian maple syrup ($18.50)

Lolo and Wren’s Candy Apple Pancakes are a highlight. It’s a generous serving of two medium sized pancakes, which are moist on the inside, with a sweet, crispy crust and lots of apple. Certainly one of the more memorable hotcakes I’ve had of late.

Lolo and Wren left a good impression on my last visit, and they definitely did not disappoint today!

Lolo and Wren

<em>Disclaimer: I was invited to Lolo and Wren as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time</em>

Lolo and Wren
484 Albion St
Brunswick West, VIC, 3055
(03) 9383 3712
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