This week we stopped by The Boy Who Cried Wolf – a new cafe concealed in a carpark in the neighbourhood of other respectable establishments like Kong BBQ & Top Paddock. It’s owned by Eugene Ye, Alan Ng & Eddie Lu who all take their coffee seriously and are highly experienced barristas.  You’ll find specialty coffees in this cafe and for people looking for something a little different, they’re even making coffees with preservative-free Malk almond milk which they say achieves a delicious creamy result.  They’re open Monday to Friday and are serving up an all day menu created by head chef Dominika Kiernzel.  The menu consists of  breakfast staples like orange porridge, bircher muesli, avocado mashi, eggs on toast & buckwheat fritter with prosciutto & poached eggs.  And the lunch menu consists of soups, salads, curries, stews, and baguettes.  It’s quite a mixed menu but there’s guaranteed to be something on it for everyone.

The fit out is light and airy with a shattered window for a bit of street cred.  There is corrugated sheeting, laced lighting, & hanging pot plants, with blue accents everywhere from the brolly outside to the La Marzocco coffee machine, to the blue wooden letters that they use in lieu of table numbers.  It’s a really nice place to catch up over coffee and tuck into a delicious meal.

 

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Mocha ($4) 
I had wanted to try out their almond milk coffees but the ladies in the queue ahead of us ordered the last one… shame!  My husband, however, ordered a mocha and it was amazing.  The coffee was so strong and combined with the rich chocolate, it was on another level to any other coffee we’d had in such a long time.

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Bigos stew – with beef, chorizo, sauerkraut ($11.50) 
Whilst our 8-month-old kept occupied with the delicious, toasted, multigrain bread, I thoroughly enjoyed this Polish hunter’s stew.  It was absolutely divine with lots of beef, chorizo, onions, mushrooms & sauerkraut.  I’d never had bigos stew before but the flavours were intense & the beef was lovely and tender.

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Meatball baguette ($9.50) 
This was incredible.  The tomato-based sauce was to die for and made the baguette so incredibly tasty.  It was served with a bed of peppery rocket, aromatic meatballs, and oozy, melted cheese on top.  Amazing.

We had such a fantastic late lunch at The Boy Who Cried Wolf and I think it’s a place we’ll happily return to.  Next time I’d love to try an almond milk coffee as well as their baked eggs with pork belly which they had sadly run out of by the time we got there!

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
3 Newton Street
Cremorne  VIC  3121
03 9421 5143

Open Monday to Friday 7 am – 4 pm

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