I first experienced Mum’s Great Comfort Food at a place called Monster Mash on Forrest Road. I think there was some drama around the name and now the venue is called Mum’s Great Comfort Food.
The concept is the same; mash potatoes!
The menu is straight forward. You partner up a pair of sausages with some custom, sometimes unusual, mash potato. Sploosh! Some equally interesting gravy and you’ve a plate full of feel good to enjoy. It’s tasty, straight forward, food.
There are different ‘guest sausages’ each day. When I was last there, just the other day, I was tempted by the beef and horseradish sausage. There’s also a burger option and these are nearly as good. It’s a shame they don’t have a chilli burger as an option as I think that’s the avatar of comfort food.
Finish that off with some craft beer and a range of ice-creams. That’s it. Simple and effective. Mum’s Great Comfort Food is always a contender when I’m in the area around a meal time.
There are some downsides, though. The café can get busy. It’s a sign of success but it’s no fun waiting on Forrest Road, especially at night. Serve is friendly but not especially fast, when the café is busy then service can be quite slow. This is the price you pay for freshly cooked food but people popping in for a quick meal will be frustrated.
In previous years I’d been frustrated with the lack of signal. I’d not been able to tuck into a recovery meal and plan the night ahead. Recently though, with a HTC m9 and on GiffGaff, I’ve had no signal problem. Frankly, being able to message friends and say “We’re here!” makes a big difference.
Overall? I’d recommend Mum’s Great Comfort Food. I’d especially recommend it when you’re not in a rush and feeling like something straight forward. Just be cautious if you’re in a rush.