6/769 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn (map)
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch
Went to Liar Liar with Mum and Dad a few weekends ago - remember that crazy Saturday when it was sunny but there was a torrential downpour and then it stopped, and then it hailed? Actually, come to think of it, that's pretty normal by Melbourne standards...
Liar Liar is infinitely cooler than all of the cafes I used to walk past along Glenferrie Road every morning when I was a schoolgirl over a decade ago. We arrived at mid-morning prime time... the place was packed.
The guys at Liar Liar are very coffee-focussed: they use Five Senses coffee on a Clover machine (from before Clover sold out to Starbucks, natch). Alas I can't drink strong coffee, but I must say that Dad's macchiato looked fantastic.
Mum had the Liar Liar Scramble ($14), which does not have eggs but does have tomato, olives, feta, red onion, avocado, lemon and garlic oil scrambled together and served on five grain bread. If I hadn't had an unusually sweet tooth that morning I would definitely have ordered this - it's almost a puttanesca on toast!
I went for the Ricotta Hot Cakes with lemon curd and passion fruit ($15.50). As you can see, the hot cakes were monstrously big, but were fluffy and delicious. Great lemon curd too, but the passion fruit syrup was a bit overpowering - wish it had been a bit more subtle.
Dad had the Salmon Scramble ($12.50): scrambled egg with smoked salmon and goats cheese served on five grain bread. The scrambles were decadent (no doubt HIGHLY sinful) and tasted great with the goat.
For all the coolness of the cafe, our waitress was completely friendly and charming. She was from Perth and asked me lots of questions about my recent trip there - when I showed her the photos on my camera of Cott Beach, she got very homesick... and later on brought another Perth waitress over and asked whether she could see the photos too! :)