While we all start to think about whether we’ve been naughty or nice this year thanks to the looming arrival of Santa, we’re thinking about giving up trying to behave and making our way to Naughty Boy café, the newest foodie wonderland to land in Lygon Street, Princes Hill. Seems more fun than behaving ourselves, don’t you agree?
Brought to us by the team behind Mama Bear in Flemington, Daniel Katz and Ashley De’Hartman took their head chef Mark Wallen with them and headed to the north side. The old Residential Kitchen café space has been given the Naughty Boy makeover, making it reminiscent of the team’s old venues. The industrial chic vibe is helped by the Scandinavian log lighting and pressed metal deli counter, along with a mural by street artist Michael Fikaris from Blender Studios.
The all-day breakfast menu has a few naughty options like the Mr Benedict – poached eggs, grilled short cut bacon, English muffins, and apple cider hollandaise, or the Pork Belly Scrambled – twice cooked pork belly, caramelised onions, chilli, scallions, noisette brioche, and pomegranate and fennel salad.
They also cater to those wanting to start the day nice with a vegan gluten free bircher muesli made of almond milk, quinoa, chia seeds, spiced mulled berries, and pistachio, and the smashed avocado served on seed and sprout bread with wild roquette, tomato salsa, lemon, and sumac.
Sweets come in solid form like the carrot and walnut cupcake with lime icing, or in liquid form like the When Doves Cry – a mix of white chocolate, vanilla, Raffaello chocolate, vanilla ice cream, Flake bar, and skimmed milk.
Doesn’t really matter how you’re feeling, naughty or nice, this Naughty Boy has just what you need.
Don’t tell Santa.
Naughty Boy Café
499-501 Lygon Street, Princes Hill 3054
(03) 9041 7870