Mentone is one of our favourite places to be. A beach suburb one end and a shopping strip close to the station, it provides diversity in terms of investment. Mentone also has some excellent cafés for taking a break from hunting for the perfect investment property. Here’s a few of our favourites.
Chain of Fools, 68 Beach Road, Mentone
Can’t stop humming the Aretha Franklin hit anytime I in this place and the food here is as classic as the song. While not strictly a vegetarian myself, their vegetarian menu is going to keep even the fussiest of our vege-brothers & sisters happy. All the food is tasty – they make use of Indian herbs and spices beautifully. Many claim this is the best coffee in Mentone and I probably wouldn’t put too much effort on arguing. The bottomless chia is also a highlight if you have the time to sit for longer. My go-to brunch favourite is the Banana Folly – yum!
Le Roi Café, 44 Como Parade W, Mentone
If you are looking for friendly service you will be very pleased with Le Roi, as you always get a smile from staff here. They will also make recommendations if you can’t decide, which is how we discovered their Breaky Bao burger, perfect for breakfast on the run or if you the time, sit and enjoy! Given the proximity to the station, they do a lot of takeaway here, especially coffee, and the service is always speedy (so no missed trains!)
Truly Scrumptious, 4 & 5 Granary Ln, Mentone
You have to love a café that wears its heart on its sleeve – and this one certainly lives up to its name (and has been doing so for a while). This is a family owned business and all the staff who work here are passionate about what they do – good food! Perhaps it’s that family connection that always makes us feel like we’re getting a home cooked meal when we eat here. There’s nothing pretentious about Truly Scrumptious and that’s probably why it has lasted for so long.