Sunday, February 21, 2010

Snow Pony - Balwyn

Name: Snow Pony

95 Whitehorse Rd
Balwyn 3103 VIC

Phone: (03) 9816 8911

Food: ModOz, Cafe, Organic
Average price: $4.90-$19.90

Complimentary:  Nothing.

We ordered:

Fruit salad - $11.90
our toasted museli, manuka honey, pot of cleo's yoghurt

Nothing special, what you would expect, another S would have liked some more muesli.

Smashed avocado - $18.90
thyme buttered mushrooms, marinated feta, torn basil, on wholgrain toast with poached egg

The bread was the Achilles heel. It was so tough and chewy that I have up trying to cut it and just tried my best to pull out the middle parts. Everything else was fine, although the mushrooms lacked a little. The poached egg was done well though.

Cost: $31.80 for 2 meals. 

Service: Horrible. Upon arriving we requested an outdoor table that needed to be cleared, to which the waiter responded, 'I will follow you out'. Well, 15minutes later I had to go back in to ask another waiter to clear the table and give us some menus. Another 10minutes later one arrived. After all of that the table wasn't even wiped and it was FILTHY. As were the glasses we were given. Small note - all the waiters were wearing baggy tshirts and shorts- none of which were the same so it was very difficult to even pick them out as staff. 

Atmosphere: A touch cramped. There are tons of chairs in front, inside and out the back, I couldn't even tell what the decor was as I was just trying not to knock someone over. From memory, it was just a standard cafe decor.

Parking: Ample - large amount of street parking, not a super busy area.


Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Sat-Sun 8.30am-4pm

Would I return: No - even though it's local.


  1. OMG - I went to snow pony a couple of weeks ago and was so disappointed, I didn't even bother putting it on my blog! The coffee was terrible and burnt... I was really underwhelmed as well

  2. are we talking about the same place? i go in there every week and its great. i cant imagine the coffee being burnt nor the bread being horrible. i buy the bread and take it home? i don't know what to say here, unless they where having a really off day... but everything is normally great! especially the mushroooomsssss. anyway, fair enough if you dont like it, i think you either really missed out on something good, or just have very differnt taste buds to alootttt of people

  3. I have been going there for a while, but on Tuesday I was spoken and treated rudely by one of the senior staff. Was in a party of four with two prams tucked in the corner. He wanted me to leave my pram outside in the rain. He spoke rudely to us and ensured that he made a scene. I was embarrassed and will not be coming back again. Note - mother's with prams are not welcome.


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