There is no doubt that driving through Toorak is an experience with some of the most beautiful and luxurious homes in Australia. Naturally the people who live in those homes are very well off. The question is once they step out of their home where do they have to go for sustenance?
There is a template for how cafes in this pocket of Melbourne need to look if they are to find a regular clientele to survive. Nestled in Hawksburn village, Town House does not go outside of that template. It is on the work rotation for lunch, but plays a mostly supporting role. We are never 100% sure how we decide to come but the fact it is a regular haunt is a good sign.
Rarely do we go on a Friday so today I decide on the most Fridayish option and order the burger which is today using lamb. While pricey, it is a good burger with smart accompaniments for the lamb in the yoghurt sauce, and Halloumi cheese.
I have a big night ahead so I put aside the beer order for coffee. The baristas’ at Town House do a good job with consistently good quality coffee being served. Similarly the waitstaff do a good job and given the area this is a no hipster zone.
Town House is a solid café that is worth checking out if you are in the vicinity. Take the back streets on the way there or back and enjoy the architecture.