Flovie Florist Cafe– The Overview…
Food: Little Mermaid and Snow White Mocktails, Rose Latte, Cha Siu Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict, Flovie Black Forest Hot Cakes
Walking into Flovie you just want to set up a little bed in the corner and live there. Welcomed by an array of flowers (Flovie is a florist and a cafe) that give way to light bright fittings and shabby chic furnishings, it’s somewhere you want to spend a lot of time (we only left because we were being scarily eyeballed by the long queue of people outside). On the menu are an array of sweet and savoury dishes, with a subtle asian influences behind many of the offerings. Be sure to check out the gorgeous mocktails too!
Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and really helpful throughout our visit. They’re struggling a little under the popularity, but when you can see them running round continuously throughout the morning without getting a minute, this is pretty understandable.
To start with I opted for the rose tea latte, saving the mocktails to enjoy with our food. The latte looked beautiful and came in a large mug which I really liked, and making its $7.50 price tag much more reasonable. It had a lightness from the coconut and floral flavours and was very enjoyable. I’d definitely opt for this as a nice dairy free option.
To eat we decided on the eggs Benedict and the Black Forest gateau hotcakes, with the Little mermaid and Snow White mocktails on the side. The eggs Benedict came out smelling stunning and the real highlight on this was the abundance of juicy tasty Cha Siu pork – it brought a pleasant point of difference to a well-trodden brunch dish. Presented on a fried manitou added further to the uniqueness of this one and the different texture – the crispy outer gives way to a soft, doughy inside – was really enjoyable. A touch more hollandaise on top could have totally perfected this one!
The hotcakes were a large serve with 2 chunky cakes. Sadly, I let my pour over sauce sit too long so beyond the first cake I didn’t get the full Black Forest experience (my fault not theirs). The hotcakes themselves were soft and fluffy and the rose on the plate was just adorable. If anything I thought it was just a touch too minimal and I would have loved something on the side to enjoy with the second hotcake – even just a few cherries, but overall a highly enjoyable dish. Some fab offerings from a cafe still in its infancy!
The mocktails are just beautiful, and for me are the must try of the menu. We ordered the “Little Mermaid” and “Snow White”. They look beautiful with mini decanters of sparkling water and your blue tea bottle to add to the mocktail. I loved the fresh fruity flavours and they’re a lot of fun. A great reflection of the best of what Flovie has to offer.
Address: 261-263 Queensberry, Carlton, Melbourne
Mon 8am to 5:30pm
Tue 8am to 5:30pm
Wed 8am to 5:30pm
Thu 8am to 5:30pm
Fri 8am to 5:30pm
Sat 8am to 5:30pm
Sun 8am to 5:30pm
Parking: Parking is a little challenging being so close to the City. You’ll easily find a spot, but expect to pay.
Getting here on PT: I walked from the CBD which took about 5-10 minutes. Your closest PT would be Trams running either down Elizabeth Street (alight at Queen Vic Market) or Swanston Street (alight at Queensberry Street) and then a few minutes walk.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Flovie Forest Cafe, Carlton. 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.