The former Hudson’s cafe is gone and in its place on Gertrude St is something new that is even better than I anticipated. Mighty Boy Eatery is a daytime cafe (evenings forthcoming) doing breakfast and lunch dishes with a variable Asian influence. I met a friend for lunch the other day and we enjoyed ourselves. Mighty Boy is busy already and we were fortunate to get a table.
She ordered pad thai while I had duck rice paper rolls and a lamb roti wrap. My friend thought the pad thai was delicious and was also almost defeated by the substantial size of the serve. The rice paper rolls were good and the lamb wrap was sensational, like a kebab in roti, which is a nice variation. At $10 it is closely comparable in cost and size to the average kebab around Fitzroy.
My friend had a coconut drink and I ordered a coffee. I waited for a while and it didn’t arrive. When I managed to get the wait staff’s attention and asked after it she apologised and admitted forgetting it, ordered it and said it was on the house in compensation.
I really appreciated that because, while it is easy to see that a new business will take time to develop its workflows, it’s thoughtful to recognise that first impressions count and this positive response is the kind of thing that makes me want to return. So Mighty Boy is mighty, serving modestly priced and generously sized meals with lots of flavour and a smile.