Melbourne couldn’t be much further away from Scandinavia, but at Larsen and Co, they bring a taste of Copenhagen and Stockholm to the Victorian capital. Their food evokes the chic and trendy cafes that are to be found all over Denmark and Sweden, with a smorrebrod selection, an exceptional range of coffee and a perpetually stylish environment. You can find them Hampton Street, right in the heart of Hampton and enviably placed to visit the beach at Sandringham. So enviably placed, in fact, that they often get busy: take care of that by booking ahead of time.
The Danes are an achingly stylish people, regularly ranked among the most beautiful and happiest in the world, with the Swedes and Norwegians often coming pretty close to them in the contentment stakes. Aussies, in fairness, don’t come far off the top of the rankings, so if you’re looking for the happiest place on earth (or at least in Melbourne) then drive straight past that Maccas and head straight to Larsen and Co, an uber-sophisticated Scandinavian cafe in Hampton. They’re on Hampton Street – easy enough to remember – so pay them a visit and get stuck into some Scandi delights.
While the focus might be on the food, the coffee is what makes the cafe in Melbourne. In that regard, Larsen and Co in Hampton have nothing to worry about, as their flat white is as good as you’ll get anywhere. Their food combines Scandinavian delicacies such as smorrebrod – rare roast beef, rockling fillet, braised cabbage and plenty of other classics – with Aussie breakfast favourites such as smashed avo and feta, eggs benno on English muffin and a full brekkie, replete with homemade baked beans, sausage, pancetta, fried eggs and roasted tomato. You’ll not be spoiled for choice when you visit Larsen and Co on Hampton Street – unless you find them full. Reserve ahead of time so you can be sure that the only thing that is full is your stomach.
We had a lovely lunch at Larsen and Co and the most difficult thing to do was choose what to eat - everything sounded great. We were extremely happy with our choices but we still got food envy watching the other dishes coming out of the kitchen, so we will come back and work our way through the menu!
great place always good food and service will be back again
The food, ambience and staff assistance is incredible. I always think I will try something different from the yummy looking menu but then I always get my favourite super-food salad with chicken or a poached egg. It's so so good!!
Great place, wonderful atmosphere. Good coffee, awesome for brunch or anything
We love Larsen and Co as the food is fabulous and the service is great. I asked them to please turn the music down as we had 3 people who are hard of hearing and they were very kind and did so with out any questioning. Great coffee as well.
Larsen and Co is a fantastic place. The service is the first thing you notice, that their staff actually care about your experience. The good is great and generous sizes. This place never disappoints.
The range and quality of the food was terrific, which is typical of every time I have attended Larsen and Co. It is situated in a great central location. The service by staff was terrific. Outstanding experience.
Larsen and Co as usual provided excellent service and meals for everyone at our table. In particular the staff were wonderful very friendly and efficient and especially with our granddaughter
Nice lovely place. Staff were great. Friendly and attentive. Great Coffee.. This was my second visit to Larsen and will take friends there again. The breakfast special of Poached eggs on smashed peas and Sourdough with haloumi and chorizo was tasty except the chorizo was hard. All in all a great experience and I recommend this cafe.
Staff were helpful and food, as always, was delicious. We arrived nice and early on Sunday morning to beat the crowds and by 9am, the place was buzzing with happy chatter. Larsen & Co is my go-to place for brunch - scrum!