Hunter & Scout
When the lease on a handsome heritage-listed space became available on Graceville’s Honour Avenue, long-term friends Trish Walker and Jess Wyatt transformed what was a poky op shop into Hunter & Scout, a lively, sprawling cafe.
Inside, a small eating area is made cosy with exposed-brick walls and rafters and a signature stag head rendered in a polished wood hanging overhead. It’s perhaps out-shined, though, by the courtyard out back – an area lined with leafy trees, plants and timber accents, populated by beautiful bistro-style furniture and large cane lamp shades. It’s perfect for sunny winter days.
The kitchen serves big, hearty portions of local produce with an elevated restaurant quality. Expect a few standards (avo on toast with poached eggs, of course) among some more creative dishes including a spin on eggs Benedict with roast garlic and chive croquettes; albóndigas mince with pearl barley and grilled avocado; spiced lamb shoulder; and confit octopus.
Cakes in the cabinet come courtesy of James Street’s Jocelyn’s Provisions. Coffee is supplied by Fonzie Abbott Coffee Roasters in Albion.
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