Mister + Miss, Surrey HillsMister + Miss is a relatively new cafe in Surrey Hills, easily accessible by tram 109 and a fifteen minute walk from Mont Albert Station.
The cafe is a lot more spacious than I expected, with ample seating outside, both in the front and the back of the cafe. The tables are quite close together, but not to the point of making it feel squished or too close to the people at the next table. The decor is very simple, with a brick wall aligning one side and mesh decorations hanging from the ceiling. We went around 11am on a Saturday and luckily didn't have to wait at all for a table. The staff were attentive despite how busy it was when we were there, and there wasn't too long of a wait for our food.
There's a good range of breakfast and lunch dishes at Mister + Miss, though we all went with breakfast dishes, including the Crushed Avo ($16.50), Mister Big ($18.50), The Bake ($18.50) and the Mister Spanish ($15.50). Drinks wise, we went with the berry blast smoothie ($8.50), a flat white ($3.80) and the Mister Pick Me Up ($7.50). The berry smoothie consisted of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry, and was a refreshing drink, though a little sour with the raspberry flavour quite overpowering. The Mister Pick Me Up was made up of watermelon, pineapple and apple juice, with a nice combination from the fruits for it to not be too sweet. It was refreshing and light, with a hint of basil and mint to it.
The crushed avo dish came with feta, poached eggs, mini tomatoes, grilled asparagus and radicchio with a balsamic glaze, sourdough and a side of salmon ($4.50). There were three pieces of bread with avo which made for a hearty and generous portion size, and the asparagus and tomatoes gave the dish extra texture and flavour. The balsamic dressing wasn't too acidity, however there was a bit too much feta; there were just chunks in the dish that made it quite salty.
The Mister Big was made up of bacon, homemade sausages, spinach, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and fried eggs with sourdough. The bread was a little tough and the eggs slightly overcooked, but overall an enjoyable dish with a very generous portion. The tomatoes were very juicy and sausages had good seasoning; being homemade it didn't have the thick skin that you often get, nor was it too salty. It was however slightly more oily than last time when my friend ordered the same dish.
The Bake was a baked eggs dish with chorizo, medley tomatoes, napoli, parmesan and fried rocket on sourdough. It was a very enjoyable dish that initially didn't look like a very large portion, but ended up being very filling. The chorizo was one of the better ones I've had in Melbourne, with just the right amount of spice to it, tender without the tough skin and not too salty. The eggs were completely cooked and the yolk slightly dry, however the juiciness and sweetness of the tomatoes made up for this, in addition to the parmesan which brought the whole dish together. It wasn't as saucy as some of the other baked eggs I've had, however it was still delicious in its own way.
The Mister Spanish is quite similar to the baked eggs, except that it uses scrambled eggs instead of the baked, and fresh rocket instead of the fried. The chorizo had a good spice to it, and the portion of scrambled eggs was very generous. It would've been good to have some kind of dressing on the fresh rocket or more of the napoli sauce, as there was only a bit of it on the scrambled eggs. The bread was quite tough, even under all the other ingredients of the dish; this was something that we found on all our dishes, the bread was quite overcooked.
Despite some downsides, it was a really enjoyable experience at Mister + Miss, and I'd definitely come back again to try some of their other dishes. Definitely worth a try if you're in the east side!