Willow and Spoon is one such funky café that takes retro kitsch and wears it with pride to ensure you know you’re at this particular café and nowhere else.
Situated on the suburb border of Windsor and Wilston, Willow and Spoon has made a name for itself for serving up creative meals made from fresh ingredients, sourced from local markets.
We kicked off with a Flat White Coffee and an Indian Chai served on Oat Milk. This would have to be my first oat milk chai, and it worked really well. It had a more subtle taste than chai made on soy milk and made for a unique breakfast brew.
- Seven Dwarves: Spicy Pulled Pork with Smashed Peas, Fried Egg on a Brioche Bun (with a side of haloumi)
- Snow White: Belgian Waffles with Ricotta, Passionfruit and Maple Syrup
In case you’re wondering, all other menu options had other random fiction characters as names, we just happened to choose from the Brothers Grimm section.
The spicy pulled pork was cooked beautifully though it could have done with a little more spice to live up to its name. It also came out on a normal bun rather than a brioche bun. The side of haloumi worked a treat with this dish and the smashed peas were a really nice touch.
The Belgian waffles were truly faultless- I savoured every mouthful. I absolutely loved the light ricotta and tart passionfruit served on top of the hot crispy waffles.
- WIllow and Spoon can be found at 190 Newmarket Rd, Wilston 4051.
- Open Tuesday - Sunday for breakfast and lunch.
- Lunch mains $16 - $21.