After several fairly expensive meals I met up with a friend to catch up at Maru Shih, an affordable Japanese cafe on Toorak Road.
Was told that their green tea latte was something of a specialty and decided to give it a try. Tasted like a warm Starbucks green tea Frappuccino. So if you like that sort of thing (which I do), you’d probably like this.
It was a pleasant meal with a simple, home cooked flavour, not unlike the vibe that one gets in Peko Peko in South Melbourne. My one small gripe would be the dine-in area. Although it was well furnished and decorated, the size of the room, proximity of the tables and lack of background music made it extremely easy for diners to eavesdrop on each others’ conversation. So if you want a private conversation – probably a better idea to go elsewhere.
Overall, a cute little affordable cafe with friendly waitstaff and simple and pleasant food. Definitely worth trying out.