16 Nov Riche, Richmond
Otto has now become Riché – still with the same team behind it. Brunch staples such as porridge, French toast and fritters feature on the menu, but you’ll also find things a little fancier like barramundi and lamb in red curry. Reading through the menu you’ll realise that there are touches of Asian influence dotted through.
The Crying Tiger, Hidden Dragon come with a generous serving of medium-rare sliced Porterhouse, and a refreshing accompaniment of glass noodles, herbs and nuoc cham dressing. We also try the hearty Mr Potato Head with slow-cooked pulled pork, spinach, poached eggs, and sriracha hollandaise on a potato hash.
Riche’s Match-A Made In Heaven features plenty of matcha. A pair of matcha hotcakes are teamed up with sweet red bean paste and matcha soil, balanced with a bit of freshness from figs, strawberries, raspberries, and matcha ice cream.
It’s not an easy balance to strike, but there’s enough variety in Riche’s menu to cater towards both locals and those looking for a destination cafe.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Riché as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
3/189 Bridge Rd
Richmond VIC 3121
(03) 9428 8929