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Crabapple Kitchen

) #3 of 208 Restaurants in Hawthorn $$ - $$$ , Cafe, International
659 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9078 5492
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“muesli” (5 reviews)
“sweet corn” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
659 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what Melbourne is all about: a cosy little place, with a nice gas fire, arty decor, with great coffee and nice food. We asked to share a small breakfast toastie and that was fine by them. We sat for ages and read the...More

Thank Martin D
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us an awesome review Martin! It's great to hear that you both enjoyed your breakfast with us. We're looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My son introduced me to this great local cafe. Very busy little spot just near the train station. We sat up at the bar to have a cuppa that slipped into a drink and nibble. Staff were delightful, all stopping to engage in a brief...More

Thank lisa w
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're very pleased to hear that Lisa! Thank you for your great feedback, our staff will really appreciate it. Don't forget to stop by again soon!

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Have been here 4 times , love 2 of the dishes and the third time I came back menu changed non of what I like was on the menu anymore :( they always busy ) food can be very rich as in strong flavour salty...More

Thank MKAJJ
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there, thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback! Our menus are seasonal so every few months we like to change it up and add new dishes to keep things interesting! However, we can assure you that our food definitely is...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times before and always loved it but have to say I was a little disappointed this time. The service was lacking even though there were plenty of staff on deck. We were asked for drinks when we sat but weren't asked...More

Thank Larry S
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Larry, We're disappointed to hear that your experience with us wasn't up to our usual high standards that we like to pride ourselves on. Your feedback has been passed on to both our chefs and management as we want to ensure that we are...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast this morning, greeted by wonderful friendly staff. Coffee was great and the salmon breakfast possibly the best I've ever had.

Thank Lyn V
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for letting us know what you thought Lyn! We really appreciate the wonderful review. Don't forget to stop by again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Usually have smashed avocado on olive bread. Served with feta, mint, chili and a squeeze of lemon, it's also great with a poached egg. Something to look forward to, and definitely worth returning for.

Thank Gael-Fource
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Good choice Gael! The smashed avo is also one of our favourites. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Booked a couple of weeks ahead. Packed restaurant but cosy nevertheless. Had avo mash on sourdough bread whilst the others ordered pancakes, Mykonos breakfast & fritters. Small but good enough portions. Coffee was great. Highly recommend.

Thank Cwood59
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for your awesome feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed your Mother's Day breaky with us. Don't forget to stop by again soon!

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Seriously the worst meal I've ever tried to eat! The 'special' was Rigatoni Salmon, the fish tasted off and the pasta was cheap and over cooked. The coffee, although beautifully presented was almost cold. The meal was inedible and although left uneaten the waiter made...More

Thank Lisa B
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Lisa, We are very sorry to hear that your meal wasn't up to our usual high standards. This is uncharacteristic of Crabapple Kitchen, and we have taken feedback on-board. Your comments have been passed on to our chefs and management team as we are...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

My daughter and I popped into this cosy, quaint cafe for a late lunch recently. Such a welcoming vibe from the staff to the decor and what a busy place it is! The menu is a real surprise, from the all-day breakfast with 17 choices...More

Thank flametrees
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks a lot for your great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback. We hope to see you at a Friday Night Flight in the near future!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Cool little place that dishes up quality meals with big friendly smiles. Get on board guys, you won't be disappointed :)

Thank ZakLee8
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks Zak! We really appreciate it!

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Mem02_08
What is the theme for Friday 14 pril, '17 please?
13 April 2017|
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Response from VaporettoCrabapple | Property representative |
The theme for this night is Istanbul, Turkey!
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theme , 14 April?
13 April 2017|
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Response from VaporettoCrabapple | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry! We are indeed open today (Friday 14th April) and we are open for dinner from 6pm as usual for our Istanbul, Turkey Friday Night Flight. We hope to see you there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 23
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 5492
  • E-mail
Description
Crabapple Kitchen was designed to be an oasis in Hawthorn where you can relax and get away from it all. It embodies the essence of old school hospitality, serving interesting and well executed breakfast and lunch menus that change seasonally. Only the best possible produce is sourced and it is then prepared and served by a team of talented and caring hospitality professionals. You will sense there is something special about Crabapple Kitchen the moment you walk in the door. For one thing, there is not an ounce of ego, you will be welcomed the moment you enter and all of your special needs and requests will be accommodated wherever possible.
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