Tana cafe in Hawthorn, a place we went in purely for the convenience since our dentist appointment was right next door. The appointment was around noon so kiddos were hungry for food.
It’s quite a tiny café and was briefly mentioned about it by the staff in the clinic in case we need lunch. Tana Cafe is a Japanese style café with a small variety of pastries, sandwiches, and cookies. Apart from the menu (which is quite a simple one for breakfast that doesn’t give options for lunch), you can ask if the kitchen can make anything lunching. I happily discovered that the staff there are quite patient and flexible, which is a plus.
Tana Cafe | The Food
I ordered two portions of cheese toasty, since I asked it for the little ones and confirmed from them the portion isn’t too big, I was expecting two kid-size meals. To my surprise (can’t say it’s a good one), we got two big plates of cheese toasty using sourdough and stuffed with onions. Here, just one piece of advice to Tana, please have a few options for kids on the menu and not charge little ones 12 dollars for one serve of adult cheese toasty, they do not like it and of course, it’s way overpriced.
The service is second to none, coffee is artistically done, not the strong kind but the taste isn’t bad. Ordered the apple muffin and not sure if its because it was the middle of the day, the muffin was quite old and didn’t have much of flavor, dry and crumbled.
Tana Cafe | Our Side of the Story
It’s definitely a peaceful and cozy spot for whoever is seeking some quality time of their own, do some reading, finish up some writings or even just stare at the street looking at the trams passing by with a nice cuppa. But for these with bubbas, Tana can be a quick stop for caffeine, but without space for them to wander around and even just one high chair, you might find it quite difficult to accommodate these active little ones for longer than 5 minutes.
Good night for now and I hope you all had a wonderful day!