Harper's Kitchen

Harper's Kitchen

Tuesday
7:00am - 4:00pm
78 Inkerman St St Kilda
(03) 9537 0450

Just down the road and across the street from Mr Wolf, is this small cafe on Inkerman Street. Owned by Hana Proven (formerly of Cross Cafe), Harper’s is a hive of activity with very friendly waiters swiftly shimmying through a handful of tables inside and out as well as a long communal one down the middle. The interior is fitted out by Izzi & Popo and the communal table was literally built around a long ruler found at the interiors store that serves as permanent runner along the tabletop.

Emphasis here is on having lots of fresh sandwiches and salads. There may be a salad of brown rice, tuna, capers, beans and sumac, or an organic soba salad sitting alongside baguettes and pides. There is also a generous and simple breakfast menu: eggs with the usual extras; avocado and ricotta on toast; porridge and the well-made coffee is Supreme. Bread from Port Melbourne’s Noisette tops off a cosy community cafe that clearly has local support for delicious reasons.