Mr and Mrs Anderson, Hawthorn East

Cafes, Eat, Melbourne / 6 June 2018

Mr and Mrs Anderson stands out from the crowd with a menu full of innovative fusion food

In the leafy suburb of Hawthorn East, Mr and Mrs Anderson await you. Don’t let the name fool you, this is not some ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’-type spy couple, but actually a vibrant and innovative café. Located on the corner of Tooronga and Anderson roads, this café is anything but your typical local breakfast go-to.
At Mr and Mrs Anderson, exciting changes are happening. Newly appointed Head Chef, Emma Jeffrey, has worked to create original, unique and delicious menu items. Jeffrey’s creative talent puts a spin on standard cafe dishes, while staying true to the café’s signature fusion flare.
Mr and Mrs Anderson
With all this in mind, I was more than a little excited to sample some food just slightly different to my standard mid-week cereal and Vegemite toast situation. The café itself is beautifully light and airy. Outside tables under striped umbrellas make the café the perfect place for a sunny Sunday brunch. For those chillier winter mornings, inside tables face full-length glass windows, so you can revel in the warmth of the sun, minus the frosty air. The coffee bar and servery are the focal point of the establishment, and the pops of white subway tiles are not only as light and bright as its food, but work as a beautiful contrast against feature walls of opulent Moroccan tiles.
On the menu, fusion really is the focal point. Paired with Emma Jeffrey’s creative genius, this menu truly ignites your curiosity. Menu items like a ‘hot cross spam burger’ and ‘Japanese soufflé pancakes’ whet not only your tongue, but your imagination. A sucker for mid-morning spice and with a hankering for something hearty, I opted for the Kimchi rice bowl. My partner, lured by the words ‘pork belly’, chose the crispy pork belly benedict.
With  a million cafés to choose from in Melbourne, Mr and Mrs Anderson stands out from the crowd. This cafe nails a delightfully imaginative fusion cuisine for both your eyes and belly to feast on. If dry toast on the morning-after-the-night-before won’t cut it, head down to the open doors of Mr and Mrs Anderson.