Isn’t it just the way that I don’t visit these cool Prahran places until I’ve moved? So typical.

After a serious morning of exercise, we decided to give Hobba a go for breakfast. I was around 6(?) months or so ago when they first started up and I felt like it was going to be one of those hip industrial fit-outs with a cool barista and far too much attitude with the coffee. What I got was actually a pleasant surprise.

Of course, with a place this good, you’re going to have to wait. If you’re not prepared to wait, you’re going to have a bad time. For three of us, our wait was only 15 mintues, which is completely do-able with a few shops around. I mean, it’s Sunday morning after all. Though apparently walking off during this time, even though you’ve put your name down, means you’re not coming back. Burn. We had to wait another 5 minutes. C’est la vie.
Our waiter was extremely cool and gorgeously Irish. I am not-so-secretly in love with him. He explained in that honey-voice of his that the slow cooked eggs are done at 68 degrees for some indeterminate amount of time and they come out rather runny – but don’t be afraid! They’re perfectly fine. In fact, I love runny eggs and these are just awesome, because there is absolutely no way I’d ever be able to replicate them at home.

Just look at that – slow poached eggs with avo and feta smoosh, side of mushrooms. I was a little dismayed about the size, but it is still relatively cheap – $12.90 plus $3.10 for the side. Okay, a little on the stingy side.

But if you know you want something quite big, go for the hobba breakfast. $18 gets you this far (again, the lovely slow poached eggs)

Also, the coffee was pretty damn delicious.

I will most certainly be coming back. I’ve even heard that the lunches are really good too (hamburger recommended). Here’s some seriously self-satisfied decoration.

Hobba Coffee + Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Ambience: 8/10
Service: 10/10 (can’t beat a hot waiter)
Food: 9.5/10 (yeah you read that right)
Value for money: 7/10
Score (food is weighted double): 88%


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