Templestowe Lower has a new cafe and boy it’s a good one.
Riddik Cafe Templestowe has opened in what was once the old ANZ Bank building and with tree-lined views of the classic Lower Templestowe street beyond, it is sure to be equally loved by locals and visitors from further afield.
Surprisingly they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have only visited for breakfast so far but I really enjoyed what I tried from the menu and the Code Black coffee was excellent. The kind of coffee that stays on your mind and demands a revisit.
The brunch menu was also rather delicious,
Eggs on toast ($9) with potato and dill rosti ($3) and the kids waffles with maple syrup and ice cream ($7).
Fresh juice $6.50.
French toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup ($7).
Eggs Benedict, ($16). There are six different “Benes” to chose from including the Pastrami, crispy fried soft shelled crab and the crispy skin sweet soy braised pork belly.
The cafe itself is big and spacious and has plenty of room if you want to visit in a group. The service has also proven to be very good; functional, helpful and friendly even when things get busy (and they do get busy).
Visit for the great coffee and you are bound to be tempted by the menu.
Next stop for me will be the beautiful cake cabinet, or maybe a sweet Valentine drink?
Riddik Cafe Templestowe
1-3 The Mall
Open 7am to 11pm 7 days.