Hidden in a quiet side street behind Ripponlea train station, Hawk & Hunter is a trendy, hip and happening café, suitable for parents with little ones. There’s always a great vibe with lots of happy customers but sometimes on weekends there can be a short wait for a table. Parking is convenient with lots 1-hour spots just out the front.
The space has a stylish industrial look with polished concrete floors, Tolix chairs and large metal dome pendant lamps, painted in fluro colours. But my favourite thing about the interior is the big communal dining table at the back and the stunning handmade wall mural created by DoReMe, a local design and craft space in Elsternwick.
I quite often see mothers groups lunching around the communal table, sipping lattés and rocking their newborns, so cute! The large space is suitable for prams but there are a couple of steps to combat at the entrance, although I’m sure the friendly staff would be happy to lend a hand.
Hawk & Hunter is a great spot for breaky, brunch and lunch. The eggs are great and so is the coffee. I’m a soy late drinker and they use Bonsoy which makes all the difference!