• The Left Handed Chef (South Melbourne)

Of everywhere I’ve traveled, Israel has some of the best, and vegetarian, food. When I saw Left Handed Chef specialised in Israeli cuisine, I was excited.

Set along the main road of South Melbourne, this corner café is quaint without being over-croweded. The little knickknacks give a cute atmosphere and the staff are friendly and obliging. It is like a little local café, whilst being central.

But of course, a visit to any such café comes with high expectations. Would the food live up to it?
Reading the menu, my excitement grew. There are many servings of hummus. There are eggs. I ordered the Sabich in a Pan.

The servings here are massive. The Sabich in a Pan was smoky eggplant, tomatoes - all very well cooked - with lots of tahini with sliced potatoes and baked together. Poached eggs had been delicately placed on top. They were perfectly cooked with firm whites and runny yolks. This dish was hearty and filling and very very tasty.

My friend ordered the hummus with felafel. The hummus was smooth. The felafel were like a paste in texture. Again, the serve was huge. It came with Israeli salad and pita.

Hummus with felafel.

A feast, a total feast!

We also had the homemade Israeli lemonada. It was sweet with lots of lemon and mint. Refreshing.

The atmosphere was relaxed, and the food. The food was really really good.

The Left Handed Chef is now open for dinner on Thursdays and Fridays too. I love felafel. This has now gone onto my list of the best places for it in Melbourne.

The Left Handed Chef
Shop 2
219 Park Street
South Melbourne 3205

Opening Hours:

Monday — 7:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday — Closed
Wednesday — 7:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday — 7:30am - 3:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday — 7:30am - 3:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday — 8:30am - 3pm
Sunday — 8:30am - 3pm

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