In the trendy suburb of Prahran, there is a cafe in a backstreet alleyway area, called Babble.
The “building” it is in is actually an old weatherboard house which has been restored and turned into the cafe – Such a hipster Melbourne thing to do!
When you enter the cafe it still has much of the charm of an old home, but the modern wall paintings bring it into present day.
The menu is quite large with lots of options to choose from, including lots of gluten free options.
There’s plenty of hipster style food with superfoods and vegan food galore, but there’s also some old school favourite dishes too.
It definitely took me a while to decide on something!
As I hadn’t had breakfast by the time we got to Babble, I decided to order something off the breakfast menu.
My fellow gluten free friend ordered pasta.
The cafe itself was fairly busy when we first arrived. We were actually quite lucky that there was enough room for 7 people, otherwise we would have had to sit outside in the hot summer weather.
The staff were helpful in setting up a table of 7 for our group, even though they were super busy and we didn’t have a booking. However, they got pushy about the fat that only half our entrourage was present (we were waiting for 3 people to come and they were running late).
The staff were not overly helpful, but they were not rude either. Nothing outstanding in the customer service department. This is possibly as it was a busy Sunday weekend rush.
The price for food is quite average and reasonable for the cafe style food.
I ordered a stack of vegetable frittatas, bacon, smashed avocado and a poached egg.
I loved the presentation of my meal. The meal had two frittatas stacked on one another, bacon in between each stack and plenty of avocado smash smeared across the one side of the plate. It was finished off with a chutney smeared on the other side of the plate, a poached egg to the side of the avocado, and lots of herbs for garnish. Plus a cute purple edible flower on top of the stack.
All the flavours worked well together. I would definitely buy this again.
I also ordered the “Jungle Juice” which is a freshly squeezed juice with apple, carrot, celery and ginger. It was a really nice start-of-the-day type drink.
My friends gluten free spaghetti bolognaise looked really nice too. I think I’ll try this next time I go to Babble.
I definitely liked Babble and wild definitely return again for breakfast or lunch.
For more information on Babble Cafe, visit their website here.
Rating of Restaurant
Atmosphere: 3.5/5 | Service: 3/5 | Taste: 4.5/5 | Presentation 4/5 | Value for Money: 4/5
Have you been to Babble Cafe before? What’s your favourite meal on the menu? Let me know in the comments section!
Bye for now