For the first half of this year when I lived just around the corner, I breakfasted/brunched/lunched at Batch at least once a week, often two. I'm now living half way around the world and have realised how lucky I was to live so close to a place that offers such good food for such rare value.
The breakfast menu, especially on the weekends, is consistently top notch. I recommend the roasted muesli (such divine golden crunchiness), the avo mash or eggs with your choice of generous sides. For lunch, if they're still doing the quesadillas then don't hesitate - they're full of mushroomy goodness and well portioned. There are also some scones, slices and cakes on display, a superb pairing with some butter and jam. I think it should be a criminal offence for hazelnut/chocolate ganache cookie to taste as good as it does.
The coffee is equally strong and divine, perhaps my fav macchiato in all of Melbourne (and that's a big call). The time I went of coffee it was difficult for me to walk past Batch on one of Melbourne's blustery winter days and not stop by for a hot chocolate, which were for some reason also really good.
The staff were almost always lovely, even when it was packed. They also get extra points for having The Australian, Herald Sun and the Age - the sign of a truly respectable cafe. Although if they started stocking the Financial Review that would also be welcome. Not that I'll get to go back for a while, which is saddening.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.