Wolf and Hound, Flemington
Wolf and Hound is a little on the cosy side, a lot on the friendly side and definitely a lot on the delicious side too! Enjoy their alfresco dining and welcoming local cafe vibe within a stone’s throw of Newmarket Station.
Food: Red Hot Chilli Peppers Special, Dr Marty’s Crumpet French Toast
Wolf and Hound is a tiny little cafe that serves some great food. With only a couple of double seater tables along with one communal table and a few seats at the window, the inside of this strangely triangular space is definitely on the cosy side. Luckily, summer is just around the corner and the 3 huge tables out front are the perfect solution to enjoy this popular spot.
Attracting a pretty continuous crowd of brunchers, lunchers and those just looking to grab a takeaway coffee, Wolf and Hound has pretty much nailed the local trendy cafe atmosphere. Staff are laid back but friendly and attentive, and the whole experience was very chilled out. The menu is small but offers a good variety of dishes with a real focus on vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meals. We opted for the chilli scramble (red hot chilli peppers) off the specials menu along with the Dr Marty’s crumpet french toast.
Making a chilli scramble that stands out is not always an easy thing considering there’s one on almost every menu in Melbourne, but with this red hot chilli peppers special they’ve certainly found a pretty unique way of doing it. Mixing in a generous amount of fresh kale with the eggs gives them a great, crunchy texture, helped along by the fried shallots and salted zucchini ribbon. The gochujang mayo finishes the dish off perfectly, making this a great tasting option that is bursting with flavour.
The star of the show though had to be the french toast. With beautifully sweet berry compote sandwiched between two lovely soft crumpets, this was not only a great looking, but great tasting dish. The infused chèvre whip and pistachio crumb added some extra flavour, and the crown of thick shards of white chocolate were a great addition. Somehow they managed to not go overboard on the sweetness and really nailed the balance here. Definitely one of our favourite sweet dishes this year.
Address: 60 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Mon 7am to 4pm
Tue 7am to 4pm
Wed 7am to 4pm
Thu 7am to 9pm
Fri 7am to 9pm
Sat 8am to 4pm
Sun 8am to 4pm
Parking: There’s parking available on Pin Oak Crescent and on most of the nearby streets. Worst case scenario, there’s a shopping centre carpark the other side of the train line (about 5 minutes away).
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Wolf and Hound, Flemington. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.