Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave, Reservoir
If you turn into off bustling Broadway in Reservoir you’ll find the suburb’s best-kept cafe secret – Lady Bower cafe.

Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave, Reservoir

The cute cafe is spread out over a couple of small old shopfronts and keeps Reservoir locals filled with Five Senses coffee, home made preserves, delectable cakes and a seasonal all day breakfast and lunch menu.

I try the slow-cooked spiced pulled pork sandwich ($13.50) and the pancakes ($15.50).

I like the tumble of bean sprouts lending a satisfying crunch to the soft bun and melt-in-your-mouth pork mixed with green mango, papaya salad, coriander and Thai basil. Though I would still like more bite in the flavours – perhaps a squirt of sriracha, some Vietnamese mint?

Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave, Reservoir

Two fat pancakes are adorned with swathes of pink poached rhubarb, pear and a knob of vanilla ricotta rolled in roasted pistachio.

Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave, Reservoir

House made cakes and treats are all displayed on the front counter.

Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave, Reservoir

I am tempted by the huge scones served with jam and cream but decide to give my stomach a break with a promise to return to Reservoir. See you soon, Lady Bower!


Lady Bower, 1A Marchant Ave Reservoir (03) 9469 5851

Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sat-Sun: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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