A Hawthorn favourite where you can drink great coffee outside by the cafe's very own street art.
Launched by former medic Wade Nicholson-Doyle, Hello Sailor cafe in Hawthorn is a nod not only to Wade's time in the Australian navy, but also his grandfather William "Paddy" Doyle, an Irish sailor in the Royal Navy who jumped ship in 1942 to start a new life in Australia. While the name may evoke whimsy, the cafe space is soft and refined, with organic colours combined with wood accents and plants to create an intimate but relaxing atmosphere. Although, it's not just the aesthetics that are good. Using produce sourced from local Victorian suppliers, the menu has all the delicious breakfast staples you'd expect from Melbourne's best cafes, like french toast with mascarpone or perfectly poached eggs, plus Seven Seeds coffee.
Images: Tracey Ah-kee.