Great places to eat in Reservoir
Café culture is not exclusive to any one suburb in Melbourne and it doesn’t seem to matter which suburb we look in, we can always find a great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or coffee. Here’s our favourites from Reservoir.
Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave, Reservoir
Lady Bower is known its friendly welcome and considerate touches. From a water bowl for the furry members of the family to change tables with nappies for the baby, this café goes out of its way to make sure you enjoy the experience. This also extends to the food and coffee. Lady Bower’s menu is varied and they provide for the vegetarian and gluten free patrons. If you are about in the evening, their pasta is highly rated and the café has just as good an atmosphere for dinner as it does during the day. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure you try the zeppole, which is like a doughnut, but much better.
Clayton & Me, 12 Edwardes St, Reservoir
This is the type of café you just keep coming back to – if not for the food, then for the service and if that’s not enough – there’s the coffee. The service here is very friendly and very efficient. The breakfast menu features all the favourites but make sure you try their house-made cinnamon honey. Options like the Buddha Rice bowl & summer salad at lunch are amazing (and you can always add the Moroccan chicken or haloumi if you are feeling more daring) but our go-to dish at the moment is the brisket Rueben.
Sycamore Meadows, 759 Gilbert Road, Reservoir
This café has amazing ambiance and there’s always service with a smile. The vegan in our group always choose the Sycamore, as they do have an amazing range (even a vegan egg!). The whole menu is fantastic, whether you grab a breakfast burrito or The Sycamore burger for lunch. There are some who say that Sycamore Meadows has the best coffee in Reservoir but if caffeine doesn’t do it for you, try the Snickers milkshake.