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Crabapple Kitchen

££ - £££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)
“pancakes” (21 reviews)
“muesli” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
659 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times in the past. It's a good place to meet friends. Food changes so it's not always the same, they have tapas and specials from different countries. Breakfast is your normal fare, nothing fancy there. Coffee is not the best but...More

Thank Rihck
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hey Rihck, thank you for leaving your feedback. We appreciate the honesty regarding coffee and portion sizes, and will follow this up with our staff to ensure we are always delivering nothing but the best. Regarding space, unfortunately this is out of our control and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Disappointed in the dish that I ordered. Usually, when you order anything avocado (smashed or in this case, Avocado Toast) you expect more than what was a 'thin spread of it'. This was not only insufficient for what I paid for, it also made the...More

Thank gusto11
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for leaving your feedback! We are disappointed to hear this about our avocado toast, as it does not sound like it lived up to our usual high standards. Your feedback has been passed on to our chefs to avoid this reoccurring in the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Always make a point of coming here when visiting my brother, interesting breakfast menu which delivers. The service is great, very relaxed but professional. Pancakes with mascarpone and maple syrup very good. I had the chef travels slow cooked beans with shredded confit duck and...More

Thank stonegrain
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We love to hear that you return every so often. Don't forget to stop by again soon when you have the chance!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Recently I was in Hawthorn for a conference at the Swinburne University of Technology and I found it difficult to get breakfast nearby before student waking up time (which clearly is well after 9). So it was doubly a pleasure on my second morning in...More

Thank Aussievisitor_10
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal wish us, and so glad you stumbled upon us! We hope that you will stop by again in the future when you are next in Hawthorn.

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The food was well presented and tasty. I ordered a slider (yummy) and a grilled octopus quinoa and corn dish. It was delicious although if the octopus pieces were larger, they would have been a bit softer and palatable. The staff were very attentive and...More

Thank Lilly_traveljournal
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for the kind words Lilly! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Love the ambience of this quaint cafe in Hawthorn. Really pretty venue, lovely staff, good coffee and wide range of food on menu. Yum thanks.

Thank Sophie P
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks a lot Sophie, we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Smart savoury and stylish. That explains why it is so popular. Enjoy the weekend fare and what a great place to meet. You may have to wait as it is popular but give yourself plenty of time and enjoy the delightful meals served up. My...More

Thank Peter C
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you Peter! We very much appreciate your wonderful feedback! For future bookings, we recommend booking in advance as you mentioned it does get quite busy, especially on weekends! You can do so via our website or by calling us on (03) 9078 5492. Thanks...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and it was my regular place for a coffee - it's a shame I moved suburbs !

Thank Freddoz
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

It's great to hear that you love our coffee and Friday Night Flights, we appreciate your review! Don't forget to stop by again soon if you're in the area!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We had a really good family lunch here. The menu is creative and well thought out. All our dishes were delicious. The staff were very attentive and helpful. This really is a quiet gem on busy Glenferrie Rd.

Thank Robert W
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much Robert, your wonderful feedback is much appreciated! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! The staff are so efficient and friendly, service is very quick and efficient .... food is unbelievable.

Thank kbell3400
VaporettoCrabapple, Front Office Manager at Crabapple Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you very much for your amazing feedback! We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Mem02_08
13 April 2017|
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Response from VaporettoCrabapple | Property representative |
The theme for this night is Istanbul, Turkey!
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Mem02_08
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
US$11 - US$23
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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