1A Mercer Rd,
Armadale VIC 3143
Coffee: Coffee Supreme
Other: Tea by Storm in a Teacup
“My husband and I are often in conflict over what movie to watch on the weekend. While I love a good action movie every now and then, I like to mix it up with some thrillers, sci-fi, comedy and family flicks. G, however, is always drawn to action and so when the kids come around, it is my opportunity to watch a good family flick. On their last visit, I recommended we watch a film on Netflix called The Little Prince. The film was amazing. It catered to every level in our family and lots of sub text that left you thinking afterwards. The next day, with the film fresh in my mind, I went to brunch with the Doctor and Carly. Little did I realise that the place I had chosen to review was based of the film I had seen the night before – Le Petite Prince.
Interestingly, the film was originally French and so this was reflected in the menu – although this was easy to miss. What was also easy to miss was all the subtle references to the film, including a copy of the book, a toy fox (which featured in the film), as well as sketches from the movie on the menu. I loved it!
The venue itself was very relaxed and easy going with no wait time for a table. The staff was polite, friendly and efficient and the menu was delightful. I couldn’t get passed the Hotcakes – with elderflower jelly, mint, strawberry coulis, creme anglaise, fresh berries and chunky chocolate [$18.50] on the menu, and so that was my dish of choice for the day. The Doctor ordered the Mac & Crepe – Mac & cheese wrapped in crepe with a crispy bacon, radish, snow pea tendrils, edamame and paprika [$18.50], while Carly couldn’t go passed the Mushroom & Chorizo – with smashed avocado, beetroot hummus, poached egg, and feta on quinoa & soya toast [$19.50].
The coffee here was by Coffee Supreme, with the beans having its signature bitter profile. The food was not far behind, and I was delighted with my dish when it came out. Carly assisted me by pouring my creme anglaise, which was unfortunately quite lumpy and not so appealing for photos *cue dramatic sad face*. The dish itself though, was as glorious as anticipated. The hotcakes were fluffy but not too sugary and the elderflower jelly was a real novelty; the flavours were gentle and really nicely juxtaposed with the raw chocolate chunks. The creme anglaise, although chunky, was just so delightful its hideousness could be overlooked. It was warm and custard-like and a perfect addition to the hotcakes.
The Doctor and Carly both really enjoyed their meals. As a Mac ‘n Cheese lover, the Doctor’s Mac ‘n Crepe was a brunch enthusiasts dream to see the two element combined. Her assessment was that the crepe was light and fluffy and the heavenly filling was the perfect amount of smooth and cheesy complemented by the crispy bacon, snow pea tendrils and edamame.
Carly’s assessment of her dish was that the meat was super delicious, however the dish would have benefited from a bit of greenery on the plate and perhaps a dash of lemon or lime to cut through the saltiness of the chorizo.
Overall I loved Le Petite Prince. It was a low effort brunch location with great quality food without the wait and suitable for groups and pets (with outdoor dining out the front). I would definitely come again and the hotcakes are worth a journey if you’ve got a hankering.”
Final thought: “Interesting hotcakes that aren’t overly sugary”
Feature image sourced from Google.