Hammer & Tong
Hammer & Tong has a great reputation and deservedly so. They specialise in off-the-wall combinations and their coffee and drinks list is terrific. If you manage to arrive off-peak or have a booking you can choose to sit in the main dining hall and coffee bar, the corridor bar or the sunroom.
I had the raw beef salad with smoked egg yolk and yuzu chilli sorbet and pho jus. Ben had the spanner crab egg crepe with cucumber ketchup and charcoal brioche and an egg. The first people who saw my photo of the raw beef salad asked what all the wiggly tings on top were with quite worried looks on their faces which I found quite amusing! They were nice crunchy carbohydratey tendrils which went beautifully with the protein of that raw meat. Not something you eat everyday but fortune favours the brave, right??
Hammer & Tong is at the rear of 412 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC. They are open for delicious coffee, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages every day from 7am to 4pm. They can be reached on 9041-6033 or contacted at email@example.com.