An old antique shop alongside a tiny pocket park on Haig Rd has been transformed into Cafe Auchenflower, a charming airy cafe with country vintage décor and a mouth-watering innovative menu.
The rustic tables are relics from the antique shop, vases of fresh flowers and herbs are dotted around the VJ walled room and there's a backyard courtyard and great cushion-strewn window bench and chairs outside with a view onto the adjacent little fenced park for mums with children.
Attention to detail carries over into the menu, where coffee is organic BlackStar, hot chocolate by Koko Deluxe and loose leaf tea from boutique Melbourne outfit She-Tea. Breakfast – featuring dishes such as maple roast muesli, crispy bacon and eggs with truffled mushrooms and peanut butter pancakes with salted caramel and banana – is an all day affair. Meanwhile lunch options include roast vege salad salad, soup of the day, or cheeseburger with thick-cut chips
Bread and baked goodies come from Leavain bakery, with sweet treats such as orange poppyseed cake, muffins and a range of gluten free choices.
With the proximity to parks and Milton School children are also well catered for, with a special kids lunch menu and plenty of room to park a pram.
97 Haig Rd
0439 792 602