WELCOME TO THE HIVE.
I grew up in suburban Melbourne and was so blessed to have a mum and two grandmas who were passionate cooks.
My earliest memories are of wonderful cooking smells. There was always some home-baked treat waiting when we got home from school. Lemon or chocolate cake, yo-yo’s, ANZAC biscuits — just delicious!
We also had Greek and Italian neighbours. I loved being part of their 'sauce day' — boiling, pureeing and bottling hundreds of tomatoes to make the tomato sauce; sticky and tired at the end of a long day, I just felt special to be a part of it all.
The neighbour's birthday parties and celebrations always centred around a huge table laden with all sorts of yummy food. This, combined with my mum's skill behind the stove, formed the foundation for my love of food, cooking and hospitality.
I trust you'll enjoy our food and enthusiastic, caring service.
PS. A special thanks to my dad, Bill, who is the beekeeper, a great pizza maker and the inspiration for my cafe name.
ABOUT HOT HONEY
Originally Le Petit Cafe, it was reborn Hot Honey on Cup Day 2005 to owners Emma Binks and Andrea Brook. A year or so later, Andrea moved on to her own cafe in Elwood-Wild Organic, but Hot Honey has continued to provide its customers with great coffee, food and service!
The name, in part, is derived from the delicious cold extracted honey that the owners’ father produces. Bill has several busy hives all across Victoria, in which the bees make honey from Yellow Box, Grey Box and other Eucalyptus trees. You will see the honey used in several menu dishes such as the Muesli Pot, as well as the increasingly popular HONEY JOYS (such an ‘oldie but a goodie’—and mostly consumed by adults not children!) We also sell jars of the beautiful honey at the cafe.
The owner, Emma, wants everyone to feel welcome, and be able to enjoy delicious new tastes as well as old favourites, that fit into the ‘comfort food’ realm. On weekends it really is all about the breakfasts.
We serve breakfast until 3, and the favourites continue to be the Cornbread, Tomato and Fetta Turkish and Middle Eastern Eggs. Of course, the traditional ‘Poach Combo’ breakfasts, with bacon and eggs combinations are still popular. Hot Honey also has a delicious lunch menu, with a Daily Special offered on the display counter.
Morning and afternoon tea is always on offer…everything is made on premise. Princess Orange Cup Cakes, Chocolate Mudcakes, Berry Meringues, Banana and Walnut Cake, Honey Oat Slice, Lemon Slice and Cardamom and Hazelnut Cakes (gluten free)…the list goes on…!
We offer Hot Honey as a venue for a private dinner or evening functions such as engagements and birthdays. If you want to enjoy the nighttime food and atmosphere on Armstrong Street, call us now to book your private function at Hot Honey.
The staff are fabulous, friendly and fast. We look forward to looking after you on your next visit.
FUNCTIONS & EVENTS
Have you got an event that needs tasty food? Maybe finger food, or something more substantial? Do you need help with the cakes for your child’s birthday party?
We can do all, or part of your event (including provide experienced staff) to ensure your function goes ‘according to plan’, and enabling you to enjoy being the host.
Catering and Functions at Hot Honey
Hot Honey is available for nighttime private functions: “My mum had her 60th birthday dinner there. Hot Honey offered a three course dinner with a lovely savoury open tart for entree, melt-in-the-mouth lamb shanks for mains and a flourless chocolate and hazelnut cake with chocolate espresso sauce for dessert.”
Functions at Hot Honey
Other guests have had product launches, formal annual general meetings, wedding anniversaries, and birthday parties. Take a look at our Hot Honey photo gallery to see why we’re so proud of our lovely Hot Honey venue.