POMPIDOU CAFE IN HAWTHORNE HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
Helping to cement cute paper-bark-lined Riding Rd as a serious rival to Oxford St when it comes to cafes, Pompidou Cafe raises the bar with its French-influenced menu for breakfast and lunch.
Overseen by former Siggi’s maitre’d Philippe Beylot and his ancestors (via a giant black & white photo), this stark white space with its vintage wall signs and tiny side deck is the place to come for traditional Gallic food with a blend of contemporary Oz.
On the Breakfast Menu you'll find Light Start options like Croissants with butter disc and house jam, Banana Bread or Muesli Cup with mixed wild berry compote while not to be missed are Breakfast Classics such as Pancakes with coffee cream cheese parfait, maple, banana andpecan nuts, House Fritter with poached egg, spinach and lemon zested herbed whipped feta or Saffron-infused Savoury Mince with poached egg, crusty sourdough and prosciutto.
Lunch choices include Nicoise cos Lettuce, Sandwiches and Burgers (on buttered milk brioche buns), Pompidou Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Marinated Lamb Loin or Chicken Breast with veges and with afters of old-fashioned sand cake, cherry chocolate brownies or chocolate pots as a side with tea or di Bella coffee.
216 Riding Rd