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Opened by the folks behind Strangers' Reunion, this gorgeous, light-filled cafe in Prinsep Street is a favourite among nearby art school students and office workers alike. Many come for the much photographed Ricotta Hotcake ($14.90). In comparison to Paddy Hills' prettier version, this is a little more rustic, more affordable and a whole lot more generous — you can comfortably share it among four. We like the caramelised sides and the contrasting textures of pumpkin and sunflower seeds and milky vanilla ice cream, but we must admit we started slowing down when we got to the cakey middle. For a lighter sweet treat, the Buttermilk Waffle ($12.50) with Greek Yoghurt, maple syrup and fresh fruit is amazing. If you're here for a proper meal, try the Corned Beef Scotch Egg ($17.50), which is beautifully crisp golden on its breaded outside. The meat within is punchy and flavourful, and even better when smeared with the accompanying tomato conserve. For drinks, try the Flat White ($4.90), which is moderately robust and smooth. We also like their excellent Syphon Coffee ($6.90) — one of the owners is actually the World Siphonist Championship 2015 winner! Pro-tip: It starts to fill up quickly from noon, so visit either before or after the lunch rush to avoid the crowds.

Avg Price: $25 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Marc T