Sitting unassumingly in a quiet street off bustling Bridge Road, Long Story Short is a delightful café exuding modern chic charm with its modern interior, wooden benches, ceiling-suspended lighting and touches of greenery.
As expected of any great Melbourne café, the coffee is excellent (Eagle Vision by Proud Mary) and poured by adept baristas.
The drinks selection also includes welcomed additions such as matcha lattes and Sisko hot chocolates.
Poached Chicken Salad, Beluga lentils, chickpeas, dukkah, harissa yogurt, spinach leaves and kimchi popcorn
Perfect for the warm weather, this was a lovely salad of tender roasted chicken breast served on a bed of baby spinach, lentils and chickpeas. The scattered kimchi popcorn added a delicious salinity and spicy kick to the dish while the tangy harissa yogurt dressing brought all the elements of the salad together.
Grilled calamari salad with rocket, chickpeas, quinoa and Vietnamese dressing
A delicious salad of perfectly grilled calamari that was spiced up with a Vietnamese tangy dressing, we loved the freshness of this salad and its Asian-influenced flavour combinations.
Pepe Saya Buttermilk Pancakes with caramelised banana, peanut butter, sour cream and vanilla ice cream
The Buttermilk Pancakes were a showstopper. A simple breakfast favourite that amalgamates the best things in life (such as ice cream). The pancakes were fluffy and moist and embellished with wonderfully caramelised banana, decadent peanut butter and balanced with slightly tart sour cream. Yum!
Armed with amiable staff and a great selection of honestly prepared food and beverage, Long Story Short puts most cafes to shame.
Location: 10/53 Coppin Street, Richmond
Phone: 03 9421 6221
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Long Story Short Cafe.