Nice Guy Eddie – The Overview…
Heidelberg Heights’ hidden gem Nice Guy Eddie have been serving up their delicious gelato for a while, but they’ve recently added a weekend brunch and a Wed-Fri all day menu so we headed over to check it out.
Sitting in their sun drenched outdoor seating area, Nice Guy Eddie’s soon filled up with customers despite the chilly start to the day. While most were catching up for a coffee and a cake with friends or some gelato later on with the kids, it’s a shame to overlook Nice Guy Eddie’s larger food offerings.
Given the size of the venue we’d been prepared for the menu to be limited. Admittedly the menu is a little smaller than a café focusing exclusively on brunch, but we were impressed by the range of dishes on offer and struggled to choose what we wanted.
We ended up opting for the big breakfast ($18) and the shakshuka ($10). Both were excellent and generously sized. The shakshuka looked fab, with plenty of garlic bread on the side to ensure it was a filling dish. It had lots of flavour and was packed full of pulled pork with just the right amount of heat and spiciness.
The big breakfast was presented beautifully and I loved the range of items included. The eggs were well cooked, and tomatoes, mushrooms, a hash brown, bacon, sausage and avocado also adorned the plate. It looked adorable and the variety made it an enjoyable dish to eat. It was great to see a café put a more creative spin on the presentation of a dish like this.
Overall, we were blown away by the dishes and the excellent service, particularly from such a small venue on such a busy morning. Everyone was really made to feel welcome, and despite staff juggling coffee orders, ice cream serves and waiting tables, nothing was too much trouble.
We finished up with some of their famous gelato. The ice cream serves are huge too with 2 large scoops in every serve. The flavours range from classic to creative, with lots of fruity sorbets alongside familiar favourites and a few more unique offerings.
The strawberry cheesecake was an absolute highlight, and I loved the chunks of cheesecake base. I’d struggle to go past this on our next visit. I paired it with the creamy mango sorbet but I’ve also been reliably informed that their apple pie gelato is another must try.
Address: 2/1 Orr Street, Heidelberg Heights
|Wed||7am to 6pm|
|Thu||7am to 6pm|
|Fri||7am to 6pm|
|Sat||7am to 6pm (Brunch until 1pm)|
|Sun||7am to 6pm (Brunch until 1pm)|
Parking: There’s parking all along Orr Street outside the cafe. Some is time limited (to an hour), but there are all day spots a little further down the road.
Getting here on PT: It’s a about a 12 minute walk from Macleod Station, or on the 561 bus route if you live more locally (or don’t want to walk from the station).
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Nice Guy Eddie, Heidelberg Heights. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a venue won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.