When it comes to Asian cuisines, Filipino dishes are often overlooked, and boy, you don’t know what you’ve missed until you’ve tried it. Situated in Melbourne’s suburb of Hawthorne, Highway 54 Cafe, Bar & Grill wants to unravel your taste buds with its delightful selection of dishes like sisig, sinigang, adobo, and more from its location on Glenferrie Road. From its humble origins as a roadside stall in Tagaytay City in the Philippines, this restaurant has come a long way, which also means that everything on the menu is as authentic as it gets. Your visit won’t be your last, so book a table right away to avoid disappointment.
We ordered the Crispy Pata, Chicken Adobo, Ukoy, Pinakbet, Leche Flan, Taho and Turon. The Adobo was delicious! I would pass on the Pinakbet next time and the Taho. Crispy Pata will always be a good choise, although for next time I am keen to try the Sisig and the Bagnet. The service was super friendly albeit a little slow as there was only one person on the floor at the time we had dinner. We didn't really mind though. Definitely go for the Leche Flan if you are thinking of dessert.
The staff were friendly & honest. Although services were a bit slow but overall we are satisfied with the food. Toward the end we were told the deal we had come with drink perhead. We didn’t know about it. It would be nice to have the drink together with our main meal earlier but late is better than never! Reasonable price and satisfied meal!
Went for lunch, and needed to get up and asked for things. Our entree came last, apartly got pushed back. One dish ( Kare- kare) was salty. We did mentioned to them & was kind enough that they listened & they took it out on our bill. I was looking forward to this Filipino dishes & was bitterly dissapoined.