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Hunna Bunna

A cafe that stands out through its social events, great coffee and a possible love affair with synthetic grass.
By Alex Condon
August 13, 2014
By Alex Condon
August 13, 2014

Occupying a cosy nook next to a rustic barbershop on the corner of Pashen Street and leafy Riding Road in Hawthorne, Hunna Bunna is a new addition to the suburb's fine crop of cafes.

The cottage-style cafe opened in May and has been enjoying popularity in the precinct with a number of social events, great coffee and a possible love affair with synthetic grass — the outdoor seating area's floor is covered with it, as are several toy bunnies scattered throughout the venue, adding a lush, green whimsy to the place.

Flavoursome, fair-trade BlackStar coffee ($3.50), of West End fame, is Hunna Bunna's bean of choice and it packs a rejuvenating punch. If you're pressed for time, you can order your morning cuppa online in advance so it's ready and waiting. There is a selection of sweet treats, including paleo and gluten-free varieties. In addition to coffee, Hunna Bunna's friendly staff knock up a mean hot chocolate and there is also a variety of juices and iced coffees available.

The alfresco area has a warm, rustic, backyard (well, side-yard, to be specific) feel and is the perfect setting for a morning or afternoon coffee and/or cake. Did we mention pop-up creperie La French Attitude are there on Fridays to make delicious sweet and savoury crepes for all you crepe-lovers? Well, they do just that.

Further adding to Hunna Bunna's uniqueness is their hosting of an alternative comedy night, Comedy @ the Cafe, on the second Friday evening of each month (the venue stays open later on these occasions. And, brilliantly, so does the crepe stall).

So if you're looking for something a little bit different for a top-notch cup o' Joe and snack, then stop in at the hallowed (Astro)turf of Hunna Bunna.

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