96 Denmark St, Kew 3101 ph : (03) 9939 7642
|We're thinking this is the eponymous Percy's Aeroplane?!|
I first heard about Percy's Aeroplane from my cousin last year. Excited to try another coffee place in Kew, I brought Macaron Monster and Bubs out for brekkie before visiting Leo's Fine Foods on one of my trips there to buy couverture chocolate for my macaron making. Quiet and unassuming to look at from the outside, this little cafe surprised us with a very decent coffee and some good old fashioned friendly service.
The owners are obviously very serious about their coffee. They roast their own beans and offer single origins as well as their house blend. I love love loved the yellow coffee machine and the splash of color it brought to the quiet minimalist decor. We visited late last year and the waitress told me that they had just recently opened on the premises of a previous cafe.
|I love that the coffee machine matched the aeroplane! Cute touch!|
The coffee is pretty good too. My mocha ($3.5), with its pretty latte art, is certainly right up there with the top Melbourne coffee spots that receive much more hype. The locals certainly know their luck as we watched a steady stream of people come in for their daily brew and a friendly chat.
The little ones are well catered for too, with a kids section on the menu. I ordered a poached egg with bacon on toast ($6.5) for Macaron Monster, which is pretty good going for that price on this side of town. The egg was nicely poached, bacon was delicious, and there was enough bread to share with Bubs.
And of course there was the obligatory babycino. It came with a marshmallow, which seems to be a rarity nowadays, but of course won Macaron Monster over straight away.
I had a Ham and Egg Muffin ($5) which was very pleasant. Sliced ham with folded eggs and cheddar on an English Muffin. Mine was a slight touch cool towards the centre but otherwise this is a great take away brekkie with a cup of coffee.
We sat near the front of the shop and got a good view of all the action happening with the coffee and food making, which entertained the kids. There is a courtyard out the back with more seating which would suit slightly bigger groups and prams.
Eat.Play.Shop. says - A quiet achiever in the Melbourne Suburban (yay!) world of coffee and a welcome addition to Kew.