Our favourite cafe and pre-loved clothing store combo, Mekko Market & Cafe, has recently started offering their sensational, new autumn menu. Full of incredible flavours, intoxicating aromas and vibrant colours, Mekko brings us a beautiful menu with dishes as exceptional as ever.
A beautiful, sunny day, we left the clothes shopping for later and went to soak in the sunshine and breath in the fresh air on the outdoor verandah. To cool off, we drank one of Mekko’s deliciously creamy smoothies and an awesome iced chai latte – ice cream included!
We started with a classic, The Big Mekko. A delicious breakfast consisting of poached free-range eggs on sourdough bread with roasted mushrooms, roasted tomato, smoked bacon, chorizo, tomato relish and hash browns. This generous serving of breakfast goodness is sure to make satisfy even the biggest of breakfast cravings.
Mekko is always making new and delicious takes on a traditional Eggs Benedict, this time the poached eggs are served with slow-roasted pulled pork, wilted spinach and apple cider hollandaise on sourdough toast. The rich, creamy hollandaise is speckled with bits of fresh dill which infuse the rich, creamy sauce with the dill’s bright, fresh flavour. The generous amounts of pulled pork are tender and perfectly seasoned. The flavours are simply sweet and don’t overwhelm the flavours of the poached eggs and hollandaise.
The Potato Rosti is paired with rich, honey-roasted heirloom carrots, a home-made smokey eggplant puree, cashew cream, wilted spinach and poached eggs. The Potato Rosti itself is perfectly cooked potato goodness, and pairs beautifully with the smokey and well-seasoned eggplant puree. The cashew cream adds a soft flavour and texture to the dish, which pairs beautifully with the bright pops of flavour added from the pomegranate seeds sprinkled over the plate. This dish is rich and filling, with lots of amazing herbs and spices mingling perfectly to make new and unique flavour combinations.
Moving on to the sweets, we adored the Vanilla Bean Pannacotta with cinnamon & vanilla roasted pear, confit red grapes, orange tuile, grape coulis and fresh mint. All the flavours are light and fresh with beautifully sweet undertones. The pannacotta has a perfect, light and silky texture. Its creaminess mingles beautifully with the vibrant sweetness of the grape coulis and freshness of the mint. The cinnamon & vanilla roasted pear reminds you of a traditional apple pie and the confit red grapes bring a rich sweetness to this pairing.
Mekko’s Buttermilk Pancakes are sure to quickly become a customer favourite with their delicious sweetness, infatuating aromas and gorgeous plate arrangement. Served with blueberry Chantilly, salted caramel sauce, macadamia crumble and fresh fruits, this dish is the perfect combination of rich sweetness and fresh fruitiness. Edible flower petals add bursts of orange to the dish, which brings a palette of bright reds, purples, oranges and blues to the plate.
Every season, Mekko Market & Cafe wows us with an incredible new menu of delicious, fresh and unique meals. If you’re yet to visit this gorgeous cafe and boutique, it’s definitely time to try one of their incredible meals and treat yourself to a nice new (to you) sweater or shirt while you’re there!
Words by Elisabeth Marie
WHERE: 89 Prospect Rd, Prospect