It’s been an insanely busy week trying to get organised for Christmas, but fortunately I’ve had the husband around to help out (lucky bugger is on holidays), so we’ve managed to sneak in a couple of outings.
Duchess of Spotswood
87 Hudson Road
Spotswood Vic 3015
Lets be honest there isn’t a huge abundance of amazing cafes in the western suburbs, but the tide is a changing and there is no better example of this than this place. The Duchess is definitely the jewel in the crown when it comes to great cafes out west.
When we walked into the Duchess we were greeted by the loveliest and incredibly accommodating staff, so immediately I was in love. We walked through the café to their homely courtyard, where we sat at a wooden table under a huge lemon tree, so naturally when it came time to order drinks, I picked one of their homemade lemonades.
We ordered the steak sandwich (open steak sandwich, red pepper relish, fried egg and salad) and beef burger (wagyu burger, with tomato, cheddar, bread and butter pickle, iceberg, mayo) and both were great, perfect for a sunny Melbourne afternoon. The sandwich was full of flavour, the combination of the steak, egg and relish was just perfect. The burger was just as good, very tender, juicy and complemented perfectly by those chips – deelish!
So the food was great, the service was quick and friendly, I got parking right out front and like that, we’re onto a winner!
If you’re out west, or just taking the kids to Scienceworks, make a pitstop at the Duchess of Spotswood.