Short Round has become one of my favourite brunch places in Melbourne. This bustling cafe on High Street in Thornbury is a great place to head for a bite to eat any day of the week. The menu changes seasonally so there’s always something to delight the taste buds. The have speciality teas on the menu which change as well as seasonal drinks like hot toddies to warm you on a winter’s day. The presentation of the food is really a stand out for me. I’ve never been disappointed by the plate of food put in front of me, and yes I’m one of those people, I always have to grab a quick snap as the plate looks so gorgeou
s. Whether it’s edible flowers, or the bright colours of the various foods, they are all Instagram-worthy dishes.
The staff at Short Round are lovely and always seem to recognise me, even if it’s been a few months since I last visited. It makes me feel welcome and like one of the locals. Short Round does not take reservations, so on the weekend expect a bit of a wait for a table. I’ve never waited more than 15-20 minutes though (and that was with a big group of us), but on average it’s only about 10 minutes – it’s usually quicker than they tell you too.
The interior of the cafe is bright and welcoming with wooden tables bringing warmth to the area. There are plants dotted around to add colour and life, and on the tables, cute little floral displays which make Short Round feel homely. I could happily spend hours in here drinking tea and working my way through their delicious menu. There is an outside area to the side which catches the morning sunshine so a great place to sit in the spring or summer or even on a mild winters day.
Short Round is located at 731 High Street, Thornbury, Vic 3071. It’s open 7am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The kitchen closes at 3pm. For more information and to view their menu go to www.shortround.com.au.