Who is your – Mr Nice Guy?

Do you know someone who you consider to be Mr Nice Guy? :) Someone that is always nice, friendly and helpful? I think I’ve been very lucky and have met many Mr Nice Guys and Ladies ~ but one person that springs into mind would be Garfield (not his real name hehe) an old friend from High School. He was always the one to save my from my klutzy accidents, solve my computer issues and tell me nicely that car wont start because I had put it in neutral :P

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Last week Mr Bao and I paid the brand new cafe Mr Nice Guy a visit on their 4th day of operating ~ I had been following the development and renovations on Instagram and very excited that they finally opened up.

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Do the chairs and deco look familiar? :) Remember my recent post about Thai brunch at Middle Fish? Yup that’s right it’s by the same team ~ They have ventured out of Carlton and started up Mr Nice Guy on Healey’s lane another one of Melbourne’s hidden laneways. I had promised Siriporn and David that we will visit them soon, so immediately went there when we had the chance hehe

Mr Nice Guy

As soon as we walked in, we were warmly welcomed by Siriporn she is one of the friendliest and energetic person you will meet :D It was relatively quiet that morning so we were given a nice spacious table at the back facing the kitchen and could see the chef and staff working like busy bees ~ Siriporn then told me she named the new cafe ‘Mr Nice Guy’ because that’s what she use to call her Fiance when they first started going out ~

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Siriporn said they will be placing more focus on coffees here and the beans will also be provided by Proud Mary. Mr Bao was excited because Proud Mary is one of his favourite coffee suppliers in Melbourne ~ He’s really become quite the coffee snob!

Latte

Latte

Mr Bao’s usual latte, he described that it was a very good temperature not too hot with a mild citrusy flavour which was very well balanced.

Latte

Latte

Sorry but I don’t have the prices for the coffees, my latte was just was definitely welcomed that morning, I was rather sleepy. Like Middle Fish, the menu at Mr Nice Guy offers western breakfast options and also Thai dishes, Siriporn said that they have brought the most popular dishes ~

Mr Nice Guy's Egg Benedict with Home-smoked bacon, Sriracha Hollandaise, Poached eggs $16

Mr Nice Guy’s Egg Benedict with Home-smoked bacon, Sriracha Hollandaise, Poached eggs $16

But something that is very different here at Mr Nice Guy is that they try to make everything from scratch. For instance, their Egg Benedict uses their own home-smoked bacon with Sriracha hollandaise and of course poached eggs. The eggs were really cute as they were quite small but still ooey gooey inside, the home-smoked bacon was a thicker cut and was full of flavour but didn’t have that overpowering taste. Sriracha hollandaise sauce was a clever idea because it gave it a bit of kick. My only complaint wanted more of everything :D

Home-smoked lemongrass cured salmon, scramble eggs and coconut reduction with brioche $17.5

Home-smoked lemongrass cured salmon, scramble eggs and coconut reduction with toast $17.5

We then ordered the home-smoked lemongrass cured salmon with scramble eggs and coconut reduction. The salmon tasted like it was between sashi and smoked salmon :) The scrambled eggs was smooth and silky and Mr Bao said it might have been cooked with some coconut as he could taste it. My favourite was definitely the coconut reduction, it was so rich and intense coconut flavour. Immediately thought of Gem (Cupcake Crazy Gem) I could have ate it by the spoonful.

Baked eggs, oven dried tomato, bean and capsicum puree $15.5

Baked eggs, oven dried tomato, bean and capsicum puree $15.5

We were already pretty full but Siriporn ordered  the baked eggs vegetarian dish with oven dried tomato, white beans and capsicum puree for us. Even though there wasn’t any meat this dish was very tasty and definitely comforting ~

Will's Coconut pancake, smoked pineapple, lemongrass sugar and condensed milk $14.5

Will’s Coconut pancake, smoked pineapple, lemongrass sugar and condensed milk $14.5

I really enjoyed the roti dessert at Middle Fish last time, so knew these coconut pancakes were going to be delicious. These pancakes were dense with a moist centre and were more like hot cakes which I really like. The lemongrass sugar was the best and complimented the pancakes very well. There was more of that amazing coconut reduction and to finish off condense milk ~

Hot Chocolate from Mork

Hot Chocolate from Mork

Siriporn also thought I might like to try their hot chocolate from Mork Chocolate, it was a rather light tasting hot chocolate and not sweet enough for me hehe but great for those who are looking for a hot chocolate thats not too rich ~

Macarons - Asian flavours

Macarons – Asian flavours

Hahaha I couldn’t stop laughing when Siriporn said “You are the Queen of Desserts, I follow your Instagram! Try these macarons!”. I was surprised to see that Mr Nice Guy not only sells their in house made muffins but also macarons. They’re also Asian-inspired flavours – Thai Milk Tea, Lychee, Chocolate, Mango, Passionfruit and Caramel. Siriporn said she’s wanted to sell macarons for a long time, but wasn’t able to find a suitable supplier. These macarons are actually made by a Medical student who bakes them on the weekend :) They were very well made, great shell with good feet and texture, I was also impressed with the filing. Our favourite were definitely the Thai Milk tea and the mango, they’re not common flavours and it didn’t taste artificial. I’m excited that they now sell them, definitely need to go back and get some more!

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Mr Nice Guy did not disappoint us :) It offers delicious and affordable Thai dishes and will also be opening for dinner service Wednesday through to Saturday ~ Compared to Middle Fish it offers more stir fried dishes such as Pad Thai and Fried Rice. But still remains the same friendly and casual atmosphere ~ We’re looking forward to come back for dinner and try their new dishes.

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My Mr Nice Guy :)

And just before I go, Garfield is still a nice guy but Mr Bao is now my Mr Nice Guy :D Meaning he’s the poor fella that has to put up with me 24/7 :P

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Daisy and Mr Bao @NeverTooSweet dined at Mr Nice Guy at a discounted price 

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37 thoughts on “Who is your – Mr Nice Guy?

  1. Tina @ bitemeshowme June 3, 2013 at 8:30 am Reply

    i think you have to taste my thai milk tea macarons daisy ;) hehehe

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm Reply

      Definitely do ;) Wish I could get them more hehe are they hard to make? ~

  2. viveka June 3, 2013 at 9:12 am Reply

    Great review again .. but I don’t think Egg Benedict was that great value for the money … two massive bread slices with a scary bacon slice on each and a small egg. But everything else looks just great. And you were happy with everything. Lemongrass cured salmon would had been my choice too. Great portion too.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm Reply

      I also thought the Eggs Benedict was a little small but it would still very delicious ~ The lemongrass cured salmon was definitely my favourite and also the coconut pancakes too.

  3. hotlyspiced June 3, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply

    When I read the title to this post I thought Mr Bao was going to be the subject! I love the look of the tables and chairs. Melbourne seems to have it all over Sydney when it comes to wonderful cafes. I have to say though, that Eggs Benedict looks very underwhelming. There just doesn’t seem to be much on top of those two large slices of bread. xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply

      Hahhaa nope he thought he was going to be the subject too but he isn’t hahaha he wasn’t too impresed at first :P I really like the colour table and chairs too immediately lifted my mood ~ Yes even though the eggs benedict was a little small it was still tasty :) xox

  4. milkteaxx June 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm Reply

    i love the chairs! and what a cute little fusion place!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply

      Me too :) loved how it’s super colourful hehe I want more macarons!

  5. Choc Chip Uru June 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Oh this is all so cute :)
    Love this gorgeous place!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Hehe the nice guy in my life is my husband! But he’s also cheeky and naughty! ;)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm Reply

      Hahhaa I think Mr Bao is also super naughty too and he’s always making me so angry hehe

  7. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen) June 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Love this spot looks very cozy. My Mr. Nice guy is my Mr. Anonymous…he is my night in shinning armour and Bam’s kitchen QA analyst. Happy Monday to you! BAM

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm Reply

      Ohhh that’s so sweet :) I think we all need a Mr Nice Guy in our lives! xox

  8. liannelow June 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Love the whole story behind why it’s called Mr Nice Guy! So want to try the thai milk tea macarons! Definitely gotta head there soon with the Mr! (: xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm Reply

      I really liked the story too :) And I thought it was super sweet hehe ~ you have have have to try the milk tea macarons now I think I want some too! let’s go back for brunch! xox

  9. Rice Bowl Tales ( Jane ) June 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I love to eat in a place which the owner cares about the food they serve and their customers; Mr. Nice Guy seem to be one of them!
    I can see simple but wholesome and good quality ingredients used here, a very nice place to be with your own nice someone :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more Jane :) I think the love and care the owners and chefs have for food is truly reflected in the dishes ~ We really liked Mr Nice Guy and also the friendly atmosphere I think I could even bring my laptop and work here one afternoon hehe

  10. msihua (@msihua) June 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Oh you are the second person I know that’s blogged about this place! I want to go!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm Reply

      You really should go :) it’s great!! Especially if you liked Middle Fish hehe

  11. Hannah June 4, 2013 at 1:23 am Reply

    Hehe, the salmon and pancakes have the same flavours. And I want them both.

  12. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) June 4, 2013 at 6:54 am Reply

    I don’t think I really had a Mr Nice Guy in my life… although my husband is the ultimate nice guy to me :)
    The meals here look super good… it is really unfair that the café is too far away to be the second Mr Nice Guy in my life :(

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm Reply

      I think we only need Mr Nice Guy in our lives and we’re super lucky if they’re our partner too hehe

      Awww even though Mr Nice Guy is a bit far for you to travel at least you can put it on your list for next time hehe more reason to come back!

  13. Libby June 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm Reply

    I still haven’t been even though I said that I’d pop by for breakfast before work. Oops. Out of all the dishes on this post, I have to say that I like the sound of the coconut pancakes the most (what? a sweet dish?). Can’t wait to finally visit … one day!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

      It’s all good plenty of time the’yre super close to you :) so you can go anytime so jealous you get to buy thai milk tea macarons whenver you want! hehe

  14. Julie June 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Yay more breakie places in the cbd :) thanks for sharing daisy! and mr bao you look different in the last picture haha!

    I love the look of the Egg Benedict, but yes a bit small but for daisy ;) she can just order more sweets!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm Reply

      Welcome dearie :) happy to introduce another place to put on your list and if it’s like mine it’s every growing exponentially hehe

      I think because their still new the eggs benny was a little small but tasted so good :)

  15. The Hangry Bitch June 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm Reply

    I’ve been following Mr Nice Guy’s progress on Instagram! Can’t wait to check it out!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm Reply

      Me too :) it was super exciting to see their progress hope you go check them out soon ~

  16. Sarah June 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Oh cool! Looks like a really fun atmosphere – love those colourful chairs and the basket/containers with the macarons in them! I also think it’s super cool how they mix Melbourne brunch with Thai style! :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply

      Me too :) The colourful decor really made me smile and lifted my moods hehe I totally adore their Thai milk tea macarons hehe ~

  17. Amess June 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Wow, you got there quick! I love the guys from Middle Fish too and I just checked the map… on my way to work so I should definitely make a point to stop by :) Do you know what time they open in the morning?

  18. Ames June 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Oh wow! You guys got there so quickly soon after it opened :P I do love the team from Middle Fish and after checking out where it is located, I can definitely see that I’ll be visiting them soon :) Love the sound of those different flavoured macarons too :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm Reply

      Hehe just happened to be in the area and really wanted to visit and support them :) Deifnitely should check it out and you really have to try the macarons!!! xo

  19. Ashley July 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Wow you got to try heaps! Definitely want some of that eggs benedict!

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