‘If you’re going to Melbourne, I would suggest that you go to Top Paddock!’ That was what i have been hearing ever since I told people my plan to go to Melbourne for New Year’s eve. Any Melbourners can tell you how ‘hot’ Top Paddock is, and I was there to find out.

Date

Jan 2016

Meal

Brunch

Ordered

ALL DAY MENU

  • Blueberry & ricotta hotcake – 19.50 AUD
  • Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich – 21 AUD

COFFEE

  • Mocha – 4 AUD
  • Single Origin White – 4 AUD

TAKEAWAY

  • Single Origin White (L) – 4.80 AUD

Food

ALL DAY MENU

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake  – 9/10
with berries, organic maple, seeds & double cream

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Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake

So full!

So full!



Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich  – 7/10
with red onion jam, wasabi butter, horseradish, tempura beetroot leaves and native pepper 

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich

COFFEE

Mocha – 10/10

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha

Single Origin White – 7/10

Single Origin White

Single Origin White

Single Origin White

Single Origin White

Coffees

Coffees

TAKEAWAY

Single Origin White – 4 AUD

Takeaway coffee

Takeaway coffee

Takeaway Coffee

Takeaway Coffee

Ambience & Interior

Coffee bar

Coffee bar

Open coffee bar

Open coffee bar

Inside

Inside

Inside

Inside

Complimentary water on the table

Complimentary water on the table

Lightsing

Lighting

From the outside

From the outside

Lovely

Lovely

 

Menu

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Menu

Menu

Recommendation

  • Blueberry & ricotta hotcake
  • Mocha

Verdict

Blueberry & ricotta hotcake – 9/10
Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich – 7/10
Mocha – 10/10
Single Origin White – 7/10

Top Paddock is a must when you are in Melbourne and I felt so  lucky that it wasn’t closed over this Christmas/New Year’s holiday! Lots of people were queuing when we arrived, we had to wait for over an hour.  Some people decided to sit on the grass and wait, some ordered coffee and waited patiently outside.  Top Paddock’s signature dish is the Blueberry & ricotta hotcake which you will find lots of people ‘Instagramming’ that dish. I have never seen such a big hotcake, and it was adorable.  Lots of colours and not surprsing, lots of flavours too.  The hotcake was spongey and fluffy, with lots of colourful fruits on top, cherries, raspberries and strawberries topped up with pine nuts and sunflower seeds.  We will need a third person here to finish all that. I was a little disappointed with the Cape Grim Hanger Steak Sandwich, the steak was very tough and the red onion jam was ever so sweet and just didn;t go for vert well with the wasabi butter.  However, the coffee really made up for it.  Both the coffee was so good we ordered another one on the run.  One of the best coffee in Melbourne that I had!

Would I go back again? Probably no in general, yes for the hotcake
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8/10

Damage

Approximately 25 AUD (145 hkd) per person

The bill

The bill

The business card

The business card

Details

Top Paddock

658 Church Street
Richmond
Melbourne

03 9429 4332

Monday – Friday
7am- 4pm
Saturday & Sunday
8am – 4pm

Reservation
Queue up time!

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