420 Hampton Street, Hampton, Melbourne
Hampton Street is dotted with many cafés all within close proximity to the beach and you’re never spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a spot to refuel and people watch. Trust me, I have my favourite spots along this strip but recently I wanted to try something new and that’s when I came across Marchello’s Eurocafe. The menu is varied and appetising.
For lunch I decided on the slow cooked King Island beef ragu with pappardelle – although they ran out of pappardelle so fettuccine had to do. The beef was cooked wonderfully and the tomato and jalapeño sauce was full of rich spice. My pet hate is when people break pasta like spaghetti or fettuccine, despite this I was truly impressed with my generous serving of tender beef. Enjoying an impromptu Sunday lunch with my mum, she ordered the seafood chowder which was also very flavoursome, creamy and indulgent. The rich chowder was dotted with fresh seafood that made it a satisfying winter meal.
Marchello’s Eurocafe isn’t “cool” or “urban country chic…bla bla bla”, it’s cosy and the food is not only well priced, it’s also pretty darn tasty.