Saturday, October 07, 2017

Handsome Her II

September 16, 2017

After three visits to Handsome Her I've spanned their sweet menu and I'm here to declare my surprise favourite: the granola! After a week-and-a-bit of morning fruit platters in Bali, ordering the dish most resplendent with fruit felt like the right thing to do. There's plenty more to the 'Samantha Ratnam' ($16.50) besides: crunchy, gluten-free grains and flakes glistening with a sweet syrup, nuts, a halo of beetroot coconut yoghurt, your choice of dairy-free milk and in the centre, a proud passionfruit pannacotta served as a popsicle. It's as light and festive as breakfast gets!

As an added bonus, it left me with room to try HH's iced chocolate ($8), a gorgeous icy blend based on almond milk.

Michael was also rather pleased with the Rosa Parks ($19.50): while he didn't think that the beetroot tint benefited the bun, he was roundly impressed by the mushrooms and pumpkin, vegan bechamel & mozzarella, pea puree & fresh salad.

We're thrilled to see this terrific new cafe near full every time we visit - in fact, they were only able to fit us out back this time. It's a little plainer out there at the moment, but it's still plenty comfortable when there's sunshine and food this fun.

You can read about our earlier visits to Handsome Her here.

Handsome Her
206 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
8383 7360
drinking, eating, booze

Accessibility: The entry is flat, and tables are densely packed with a clear corridor through the middle of the cafe. Out the back, the ground is a bit uneven. We ordered at the table and paid at a low counter. We haven't visited the toilets, but we noticed a 'wheelchair accessible' sign beside the directions leading to the loos.


  1. I've got as far as driving past and having a robust discussion with Sylvia about whether we went there or another cafe - sadly she won so I have Handsome Her on the top of my list for next time - that red burger bun looks like fun!

    1. Hi Johanna - there are excellent chips and all sorts of sweet goodies in the display cabinet, once you get Sylvia in the door I'm sure she'll enjoy it. :)