Colourful is the first word that comes to mind when describing this new cafe in Malvern. From the spectrum of multi-coloured chairs to a bright green feature wall, this is one cafe that feels no compulsion to white wash the walls. It’s a nice point of difference to the raw, industrial-inspired trend that most cafes currently follow.
Owners David Ballenger and Ryan Storey are both qualified chefs and have been working in the industry for years. Ballenger, who actually trained Storey as a chef originally, developed the menu with a desire to offer customers something more than just standard cafe food. This see’s dishes like slow-cooked rabbit and deep-fried, crumbed poached eggs make their way onto the menu alongside the more traditional offerings. All the pastries and sweets are also made onsite.
“I think breakfast has changed a lot,” says Ballenger. “It’s no longer just about sustenance, it’s more like sustenance for the soul.”
This leaves Storey to focus on churning out some high quality Axil coffee on their canary yellow La Marzocco machine and run the front of house. “We always knew we wanted to use Dave Makin’s product because we know he has such a high attention to detail,” says Ballenger of the award-winning barista’s beans.
The Pour Kids
1e Winter Street, Malvern
(03) 9077 3847