When Muhamaram Cafe is mentioned, it’s more than likely that an image of Nutella shakes served in mason jars overflowing with delicious chocolatey goodness and topped with an entire donut will spring to mind.
A pioneer of the ‘insta-shake’ craze, Muharam Cafe is not only paving the way for extravagant sweet drinks but is also busy serving up delicious breakfasts, brunches and lunches all week long to Hawthorn’s hungriest diners.
The brainchild of father son duo Maliq and Dimitri Deane, who were behind the successful Glen Waverley venues Trei and 1908, as well as Sardi, Muraram is a veteran of Hawthorn’s dining scene. Now in its 10th year of operation, Muharam is well versed in the demands of Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality scene, and is well and truly prepared to cater for all – from health fanatics and those wishing to indulge, the team at Muharam are ticking all the boxes.
Head Chef Lacks Sham has worked closely with the Deane duo over the past 4 years to build a menu that showcases classic menu staples alongside innovative dishes that have put Muharam on the map. Aside from being able to order eggs any way your heart desires from the all-day breakfast menu, breakfast goers are constantly drawn to the signature red velvet pancakes served with cream cheese, strawberries and drizzled in warm chocolate. For the health conscious, Muharam’s acai bowl topped with granola, toasted coconut and chia seeds will leave you feeling nourished all day long. On cold mornings, there’s nothing better than a warming bowl of five-grain coconut porridge topped with plenty of fresh berries.
For lunch, daily curry specials served with basmati rice, roti and mint yoghurt, as well as soups with crusty bread are sure to please. Alternatively, get your veggie fix with the Asian chicken salad with wombok, coriander, snow peas, mint, and toasted almonds topped with poached chicken and sweet Asian dressing. But whatever you choose, make sure you leave room for dessert. Be it a Golden Gaytime shake or a When Caramel Dates Banana smoothie with salted caramel and toasted coconut, a sweet treat from this eatery never goes astray. Coffee lovers won’t be left behind – Niccolo coffee is brewed from open till close daily to satisfy those caffeine cravings.
Muharam’s refined setting makes for the ideal location to settle in for long brunches with friends or pop past for a quick lunch. The crisp white decors juxtapose with the rustic exposed brickwork walls adorned with old-school bike wheels and ceramic potted plants. Take up a spot inside or soak up some rays in the sunlit outdoor courtyard with great food, attentive service and even better company.
Whether you’re a loyal local or a first-timer, a trip to Muharam in the near future is highly recommended, as a massive menu revamp towards the end of Melbourne’s chilly winter is in the works. So keep your eyes peeled and see in spring the right way with a delicious meal from the team at Muharam.