07 Jul Hiatus, Kew
Something exciting has arrived in Kew – Hiatus looks set to shake up the local brunch scene. Taking over from the pizza restaurant before it, they’ve opened out the dog-friendly courtyard at the back, which also eases access from the large car park. It’s quite an open space, and a large skylight introduces plenty of light into the room.
The menu features dinner-like dishes for breakfast and lunch, with a zero waste approach. It’s not as unaffordable as it sounds – nothing on the current menu is over $20. Corn and Crab is a crab omelette with chilli ketchup, baby corn and leeks. There’s a capsicum-like flavour in the ketchup, and the omelette is slightly oozy. Mushrooms comes with a small jug of smokey mushroom broth, tofu, chilli, cured yolks. It should please the vegetarian and mushroom-loving crowd, though also comes with an optional side of sliced skirt steak if so desired.
Grapefruit Cheesecake with citrus, almond, tonka bean, feijoa and wild rocket is not to be missed. The feijoa comes both poached and in chip form, and although the crispy rocket and rocket puree sound out of place in a dessert, everything just works so well together. There’s not just a variety of flavours, but also textures, from the fluffy cheesecake and smooth tonka bean panna cotta, to the crunchy elements on the plate. One of the best sweet brunch dishes I’ve had to date.
With its unique, reasonably priced wholesome menu, Hiatus is the perfect place to take a break from your busy schedule – or from brunch fatigue. I look forward to seeing what the kitchen has planned next.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Hiatus as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time.
117 High St
Kew, VIC, 3101
0491 027 139