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Shanklin Cafe Impresses in Hawthorn

Shanklin Cafe is an impressive destination for those who love extra finesse with their brunch and a stylish vibe. Grab a park and walk into a converted 19th century terrace property with a charming frontage featuring large tables for groups. Inside discover a  industrial look, with awesome vibe and classy fit out.

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A highlight at Shanklin Cafe is the Sweet Corn Fritters - excellent crunch on the outside and a delicious hearty dish. Add salmon or bacon - I can recommend the salmon. With so many fritters fans in Melbourne this dish is right up there in fritter heaven.

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Baked Egg Shakshuka with red peppers, cherry tomato, mushrooms and goats cheese with sourdough is a Middle Eastern style hit. With added side of salmon. A rustic rewarding dish (normally also has chorizo but this was removed for a vego version). Pretty as it is delicious this dish received a rave reaction from the bloggers table.

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Shanklin is one the lips of many for it's honest and attractive menu and hospitality flair. It's been a great addition to Hawthorn.

Owner Frank tells us this is his first business - you wouldn't know it as Shanklin exudes the confidence of a cafe behemoth. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a bloggers event at Shanklin where we got to sample a plethora of great dishes. Every dish was top notch, generous portions and a joy.

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Here's another version of the Corn Fritters this time with bacon instead of salmon. Also comes with poached eggs, guacamole salsa, coriander and yoghurt.

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Shanklin offers modern Aussie cuisine, and some brunch classics with their twist, all done extremely well. A wide range of dishes brings appeal for a demanding Melbourne brunch public. We love an all day menu and Shanklin delivers with both breakfast and lunch dishes available. 

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A showstopper was the Portobello Mushroom dish. A dynamic dish that features panko crumbed with zaatar spice, tahini yoghurt, roasted capsicum, spinach, halloumi topped with two poached eggs & chilli oil. 

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Signature dish Eggs and Shanklish - eggs with fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, wilted spinach & mint, with bacon added. Not to mention a side of salmon. A modern day Melbourne brunch dish.

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All dishes were top notch.

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 Shanklin is famous for Nutella-stuffed pancakes, for which Instagrammers are grateful (just turn up the colour saturation), featuring strawberries grilled banana & Oreo crumble (yes that's right) served with an indulgent scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Mojitos! Thanks Frank!

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Cake heaven.

Coffee is taken seriously here. Blends from Kenya, Panama and Guatemala change on a regular basis, and the Synesso machine gets a fair workout. Can't wait to re-visit this cafe foodie haven.