Mighty Boy Eatery is a family run affair by Mark Peou – who also owns Tiny cafe in Collingwood and managed the Lucky Coq kitchen for almost five years. The kitchen is run by Christian Simoni (who has worked at Chin Chin and Borsch, Vodka & Tears) and the menu offers a wide range of flavours including an Asian-influenced Mighty Boy Breakfast with Thai sausage.
The real star is the lunch menu, a tidy list of Vietnamese and Thai dishes all under the $14 mark. These include a fried-chicken roti wrap, traditional pad thai, duck rice paper rolls and Mighty Boy’s signature drink – the mixed ice crushers, which are a refreshing mix of lychee, pineapple and mint or young coconut, pineapple and lime.
The space itself is open and fresh, designed by the Peou family with architectural layout by Sashimi Studios and light fixtures by Mark Douglass. Mighty Boy also has a generous outdoor seating area on Gertrude Street, fenced off from the traffic where you can enjoy your lunch in the sun.