CHARLIE & LEO’S: ABOUT US
At Charlie and Leo’s, we would like to be the café of choice for our locals – whether in Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Yallambie or Viewbank…a place for families, socialising and grabbing some down time. And for “out of town” visitors, we would like to leave a lasting impression to encourage your return.
Our menu is a fresh and vibrant collection of international dishes and includes a delicious modern take on the classics. Grab something light for lunch, wash it down with a lovely wine or craft beer or get a smoothie to give you energy.
We serve coffee from Axil Coffee Roasters, our tea is real leaf tea from Tea Drop and we do a wonderful natural chai from Prana Chai.
Come join us for breakfast, brunch or lunch, let us fulfil your catering needs or book your next group function with us.
Charlie and Leo’s – modern food done well.
Please Note: The kitchen closes at 2.30pm on weekdays and 2.00pm on weekends. These times will vary for public holidays and in January.Coffee machine closes 15 minutes before closing time.
On weekends, dishes cannot be altered if we are busy. Please talk to us if you have special dietary requirements.
ALL DAY BREAKFAST
|Toast with Spreads Organic sourdough or multigrain with your choice of spreads – honey, jam, vegemite or peanut butter. (V, Vg*, GF*) Replace toast with toasted English muffins 5.9||5.2|
|Fruit Toast Two slices of traditional spicy fruit toast with seeds and a hint of orange and fennel. (V, Vg*)||6.2|
|Breakfast Trifle Layers of house made toasted golden granola, natural Greek yoghurt & mixed berry compote. (V)||10.9|
|Winter Compote Porridge Porridge with a strawberry and apple cinnamon compote, garnished with toasted coconut flakes and drizzled with maple syrup. (V, Vg*)||9.9|
|Eggs Your Way Two free range eggs served on organic toasted sourdough or multigrain – poached, scrambled or fried. (V, GF*) Replace toast with a sweet potato rosti 12.9||9.9|
|The Big Brekkie Two free range eggs on organic sourdough, pork & fennel chipolata sausages, thick cut bacon, roasted tomato, sautéed spinach, thyme infused mushrooms & a house made rosti||19.9|
|The Vegie Big Brekkie Two free range eggs on organic sourdough, avocado, halloumi, roasted tomato, sautéed spinach, thyme infused mushrooms & a house made rosti. (V, GF*)||19.9|
|Three Little Pigs Benny Roasted pork belly with crackling on toasted organic sourdough, with two free range poached eggs, hollandaise, pork relish & puffed pork scratchings. (GF*)||18.9|
|Eggs Hemmingway Two free range poached eggs served on toasted English muffins with crushed mint peas and house made beetroot cured salmon, topped with hollandaise sauce. (GF*)||18.9|
|Pumpkin & Zucchini Fritters Two golden pumpkin & zucchini fritters served with a free range poached egg, grilled haloumi, tomato & capsicum relish & rocket salad. (V)||16.9|
|Mushroom Envy Roasted Mushrooms with smashed avo and poached eggs, topped with hollandaise, rocket & tomato and capsicum relish. (V, GF*)||14.9|
|The Smashed Avo Toasted organic multigrain topped with smashed avocado, goats cheese, a free range poached egg & house made almond dukkah. (V, GF*)||16.9|
|The Smashed Avo on Sweet Potato Rosti A roasted sweet potato rosti topped with smashed avocado & two free range poached eggs, served with whipped goats cheese & finished with house made almond dukkha. (V, GF)||18.5|
|Spicy Baked Eggs Two free range eggs baked in a spicy tomato sauce with grilled chorizo sausage and white beans, topped with crumbled feta cheese. Served with a slice of Multigrain toast. Vegetarian – Grilled tofu in place of grilled chorizo||16.9|
|Vegan Breakfast Cassoulet A white bean, mushroom and spicy tomato sauce cassoulet with grilled tofu. Served with a slice of Multigrain toast. (V, Vg, GF*)||15.9|
|Panko Eggs Two panko crumbed free range poached eggs served on top of a rosti, rocket & hollandaise with tomato and capsicum relish. (GF*)||15.9|
ALL DAY LUNCH
|Soup House made soup with toasted organic bread. See our specials board|
|Pulled Pork Bun Toasted brioche bun filled with eight-hour slow cooked pulled pork in a smoky BBQ sauce, apple coleslaw & beer battered chips (GF*)||18.0|
|Beef Burger 100% grass fed beef patty, Swiss cheese, tomato, beetroot relish, lettuce & house-made dill pickle on a toasted brioche bun served with beer battered chips||19.0|
|Vegie Burger House made vegetable patty using our special blend of rices & legumes, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, tomato & capsicum relish on a toasted brioche bun with French fries. (V)||18.5|
|The Cubano Roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mayo & mustard in a toasted focaccia with sweet potato fries and spicy sautéed black beans.||15.0|
|Curry of the Day House made curry with rice. See our blackboard.||15.9|
|Gnocchi in Beef and Mushroom Ragu Pan fried house made potato gnocchi in a beef and mushroom ragu, finished with shaved parmesan cheese.||17.9|
|Super Salad Kale, beetroot, quinoa, broccoli, carrot, charred corn, red capsicum & chopped almonds with a tangy citrus dressing. (V, Vg, GF) Add a poached egg $2.0||14.9|
|Sushi Bowl Brown rice, nori, pickled ginger, avocado, cucumber, carrot, alfalfa & broccoli with a spicy Sriracha mayo. (V, Vg*, GF) Add a poached egg $2.0 Add beetroot cured salmon $5.0||14.9|
|Rosemary & parmesan polenta chips served with tomato & capsicum relish (V)||7.0|
|Bowl of Beer Battered Chips with sweet chilli mayonnaise or tomato sauce (V, Vg)||6.5|
|Bowl of fries with tomato sauce. (V, Vg, GF)||5.9|
|Sweet potato chips with sour cream. (V, Vg*)||7.0|
|Kids’ Egg & Bacon On Toast Fried egg & bacon on one slice of toast with a side of tomato sauce (Gluten free available)||7.0|
|House Made Chicken Nuggets & Fries Crumbed chicken pieces fried till golden brown served with shoestring fries, tomato sauce||7.5|
|Junior Cheese Burger 100% grass fed beef patty and cheese on a burger bun with shoestring fries and tomato sauce.||8.5|
|Kids’ Calamari & Fries Golden battered calamari rings served with shoestring fries and tomato sauce.||8.5|
|Kid’s Porridge Warm porridge served with banana and maple syrup.||6.0|
|Bonsoy or Lactose Free Milk||0.5/0.8|
|Almond or Coconut Milk||1.0/1.3|
|Turmeric, Beetroot or Matcha Latte||4.5|
|Tea (Loose Leaf Tea Drops Tea)4||4.0|
|Chai latte Masala blend (Prana Chai)||5|
|Iced Coffee, Iced Chocolate or Iced Mocha||5.5|
|Milkshake Classic – Chocolate, Vanilla, Real Banana, Strawberry Puree or Salted Caramel Sauce||5.8|
|Milkshake Kids– Chocolate, Vanilla, Real Banana, Strawberry Puree or Salted Caramel Sauce||4.0|
|Spider – Coke, Coke Zero or Sprite||4.8|
|Smoothie – Breakfast or Chia Berry||8.5|
|Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice||6.5|
|Soft Drinks, Bottled Juices and Waters – As displayed in our big red fridge|
|House White by the Glass||8.5|
|Evans & Tate Sauvignon Blanc||28|
|Hardy’s The Chronicles Pinot Grigio||28|
|Poker Face Chardonnay||25|
|House Red by the Glass||8.5|
|Calabria Pinot Noir||30|
|Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon||29|
|Fat Yak Pale Ale||8.5|
|Furphy Refreshing Ale||8.5|
|Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale||8.5|
|Hawthorn Brewing Pilsner||8.5|
|Little Creatures Bright Ale||8.5|
|The Hills Apple Cider||8.5|
|The Hills Pear Cider||8.5|
Along with our takeaway menu below, we also have house made muffins, cakes and biscuits at the front counter to eat in or take away. As well, all breakfast, lunch and drinks on our cafe menu can be bought to take away and can be pre-ordered by phone on 9434 4885.
We also use the Skip app for customers to pre-order and pre-pay coffees, teas and some our take away items and collect them 5-10 minutes after ordering. See www.skip.com.au or download the Skip app.
* Available only Monday to Friday.
** Available Monday to Saturday
|Toasties Ham and Cheese or Cheese and Tomato (v) **||5.0|
|Breakfast Foccacia 2 eggs, bacon, relish, mayo, cheese and spinach *||11.0|
|Egg and Bacon Muffin **||4.9|
|Granola Breakfast Trifle (v)||10.5|
|Wrap – Roasted Vegetable (v) *||9.0|
|Wrap – Crispy Chicken *||11.0|
|Wrap – Pulled Pork *||11.0|
|Focaccia – Vegetable (v) *||9.5|
|Focaccia – Chicken *||11.5|
|Polenta Chips w house made relish (v)||7.0|
|French Fries w tomato sauce (v)||5.9|
|Beer Battered Chips w sweet chilli mayo or tomato sauce||6.5|
|Super Salad (v) (gf) Add a poached egg $2.0||14.9|
|Sushi Bowl (v) (gf) Add a poached egg $2.0 Add beetroot cured salmon $5.0||14.9|
We love hosting groups for special occasions. We are local to Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Briar Hill, Eltham, Yallambie and Viewbank, licensed with car parking at the front, rear and opposite side of the road and let’s not forget our delicious menu!
Get in touch to book your next family gathering, girls’ or mates’ catch up, morning tea or work/club meeting or event.
Our passion for food doesn’t stop at the café. We are proud to offer business and private catering
covering breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, cakes and sweets, canapes for functions/events, picnics and kids’ birthdays.
Click here to view our catering menu, then give us a call, e-mail or pop into Charlie and Leo’s to discuss your options.
Purchase all items at Charlie & Leo’s.
BOOK NOW: (03) 9434 4885
For all enquiries outside opening hours, please fill out the contact form or make a booking via Quandoo. Please refer to Facebook for public holiday and January opening hours.
Monday – 7.30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday – 7.30am to 3.30pm
Wednesday – 7.30am to 3.30pm
Thursday – 7.30am to 3.30pm
Friday – 7.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday – 7.30am to 2.30pm
Sunday – 8.00am to 2.30pm
A: 81 Main Road, Lower Plenty VIC 3093
P: (03) 9434 4885