Being in Richmond, we are a short distance from Axil Roasters in Hawthorn. I've always liked Axil for its obsession with coffee, great staff, inviting space and well priced sandwiches/rolls.
Axil opened 'The Petty Officer' in leafy Albert Park in the last 6 months and I stopped by recently to check it out. It's a beautiful space, but is yet to build the buzz that Axil has in Hawthorn. Give it time though.
Coffee as you would expect is excellent. I ordered the braised short rib baguette, which came quickly and was very nice. However I struggle with paying $16 for a sandwich, no matter how good it is. Given the mothership sells similar fare under $10, I can't help but feel that there is a bayside premium being built into the menu here.
|Axil Roaster's foray into the bayside|
|Axil are coffee masters, so expectedly it's just as good here|
|Braised beef short rib, house slaw, fresh herbs in a baguette. Tasty but $16?|