Located across from the Glen Waverley train station, the aptly named Platform 7 is the sister location of legendary Hash Speciality Coffee and has brought their CBD vibes out to the 'burbs with a grown up offering of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Platform 7 is the perfect embodiment of a thriving café. Only a few months old and the café has already earned its standing as a weekend brunch mecca, drawing in the crowds week in week out with its consistently excellent food, fantastic coffee and cheerful wait staff.
As expected of any great café, the coffee is excellent. There is also a great selection of drip, filter and immersion brews.
The menu is exciting and features a wonderful selection of brunch options.
The dish of maple bourbon beef ribs served with potato salad was a winner. The beef short ribs were tender and delicious, courtesy of being slow cooked for 24 hours after being rubbed with authentic BBQ spice. Simply delicious!
For something lighter, we recommend the confit duck salad. Think melt in your mouth morsels of shredded confit duck, spiced chickpea puree, hazelnuts, kale, turmeric pickled egg, spinach, angel hair chilli all brought together by a tangy plum dressing.
Another favourite of ours was the breakfast ramen which is perfect for a cold Melbourne morning. This is comfort food at it's best. Slippery ramen noodles in a hearty pork and miso broth go wonderfully with pressed soy pork belly, shimeji mushrooms, bamboo kimchi, onsen egg and zucchini flower.
Schedule your next brunch date at Platform 7 as soon as possible before you can’t get a table.
Location: 31 Railway Parade North, Glen Waverley,
Phone: 03 8658 3530