Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
When you find a good place that delivers quality food and service time after time, you just can’t stop going. And this describes my relationship with Liar Liar. Can I just say that I read about this place in the Epicure when it first opened while subsequently walking outside this place after hours and wondering what café it was that had just opened off Glenferrie Road…it took a tragically long time for me to put 2 and 2 together. There’s been no turning back since.
This is the sister café to Apte in Alphington and has very similar reciprocal food items on it’s menu like the toasted banana bread with rhubarb and labne that I can’t stop ordering. They also do quality soy chai lattes with real brewed chai tea and spices.
The interior is modern and funky with stained timber tables and cute wooden stools. I’m short so the footrests are a perfect height for me to rest my feet on and still fit under the tables!
All that timber means it can get pretty noisy inside when it’s busy and the exhaust system isn’t the greatest so your clothes can carry some of the café with you after you’ve left. There isn’t as big a selection of sweets or cakes on offer as at Apte nor any muffins, which always makes me a bit sad when I go to a place that is otherwise so great but the raspberry and passionfruit friand I tried was excellent and the sweetness goes very well with their high quality coffees.
I read that this place has been sold to a doctor who will keep the same staff – what will this mean for my special Liar Liar? Watch this space…
Why I eat here:
Food: excellent all-rounder though I just can’t get past the toasted banana and coconut bread
Atmosphere: cool and chilled so you could linger on all day long with your laptop and a coffee in one of the little corners
Service: staff are very good and very attentive even when it’s functioning at peak hour traffic
Seating: communal and smaller tables, I have seen separate couples have to share the one table when crowds swell – be prepared!
Pricing: expect more inner eastern suburb pricing I suppose u could say! Still reasonable for the quality though
Chai lattes: of course and one of the best
Liar Liar - 90 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn, 03 9818 8864