Down The Rabbit Hole
To reach John Scardamaglia’s cafe in Templestowe, you’ll drive through the undulating hills of Melbourne’s northeast.
Down the Rabbit Hole, which Scardamaglia co-owns with his wife and brother, is located across from a narrow stretch of eucalypts. The gums are the inspiration for the interior fit-out, handled by Melbourne-based studio Zwei. Timber battens line the walls in an abstract homage to the trees outside.
As for the food, there are no subheadings for breakfast or lunch on the menu.
Calamari bao with Asian slaw is a bestseller, as is the breakfast board with a bacon- and egg-filled mini-bagel, acai granola and petite, spherical doughnuts drizzled in jam – made with cut outs from one of the cafe’s other bestsellers: bronuts. That is, brioche doughnuts.