My usual Saturday morning catch up with the girls happened to be at this little neighbourhood gem. My girlfriend frequently heads here with her hubby and little bub as they live in the neighbourhood and have quickly become quite friendly with the staff.
Located on busy Melbourne Road, this little cafe only has a hand full of tables available and a few very comfy oversized couches. Definitely the type of place you would find most locals at on a weekend for brekky. We arrived around 11am and there were still a few tables free, which was ideal for us as we needed room for two prams.
Once seated, our waiter wasn’t far behind with getting our coffee orders sorted and breakfast ordered taken. We waited a quick few minutes before our coffees arrived, piping hot and very tasty! Probably one of the better cups of coffee I’ve had on this side of the city.
The space itself is quite simple with cafe style tables and chairs, large display cabinets showcasing take away foods, and large black hanging lights. The space doesn’t do justice for the food that is brought out from the kitchen. I had ordered the ‘Dukkah Eggs’ with pistachio dukkah crusted poached eggs, asparagus hummus, feta, leaves and lemon oil. It has been ages since I’ve been able to find somewhere that served good Dukkah Eggs, and Four Elms have exceeded my exceptions on what this dish is.
Presentation was outstanding and the eggs were cooked to my exact liking. The dukkah didn’t overpower the dish, which I find more cafe’s fail on.
Overall I had such a wonderful morning here catching up with the girls. The space isn’t overly crowded or noisy which makes conversation easy to be had. I will definitely be heading back here to try their Eggs Benny, which I’ve been told is the best of the best.