With cafe pedigrees taking over Melbourne, this new addition comes from one of the best. Building on the success of Coin Laundry and Station Street Trading Co., the team behind Tall Timber has brought a slice of hinterland idyll to a bustling Prahran.
Be welcomed by the expansive front room, draped in winter's sun and rustic white decor. Little pots of herbs and preserves highlight your way, snaking along the side of the cafe to reveal a sheltered courtyard; the outdoor seating complements this charming feeling of home. Such a raw, effortless atmosphere makes the hospitality at Tall Timber easygoing, with the service unassuming, attentive and friendly without being pushed to a fault.
This sleepy feeling is accented by a menu that is produce focused and inviting. Featuring a host of favourites that shine through careful attention to the little details, the serves are assured to impress. Although a simple concept, the breaky board (one poached egg on sourdough, house cereal with natural yogurt, poached fruit and an OJ cleanser; $16) hits the spot perfectly for both the indecisive and the eager. Such an idea is all too often missing from cafe offerings, but Tall Timber knows how to please. Likewise, the lumberjack's fry up ($19.50) is a hearty selection of breakfast necessities.
Coffee is additionally reliable and handled with expertise ($3.50-4.50). From Niccolo, and soon to be roasted in-house, its consistency is sure to only get better. Complement this with a careful selection of sweets ($4-4.50) on display on the crisp cake counter.
For its first weekend, Tall Timber exceeded the pressure of expectant crowds to deliver a charming, leisurely experience. It's a local that has the potential to entertain and impress your dearest of friends, while also being a reliable choice for a comfortable, solo retreat. With the team already working together as smooth as a lumberjack's axe, Tall Timber is a standout.