Firstly, thanks goes to the Instagram recommendations from @theveryhungrykaterpilla, who's pics got me curious as to who was serving up this delish food-porn in the middle of West Ryde. I headed to Element 6 on a Saturday morning for breakfast with my brother and his girlfriend. Apparently it's been open for just over 2 months now, and I'm so glad I went because I LOVE this place! They're still getting the ropes of the place, but given how popular it is already, they are defs doing something right.
They've outfitted the place with all these knick nacks, nothing too fussy, like I said before really hipster-like. Half brick, half stuccoed walls, a black board feature, charming service area, cool wall hangings and simple seating utilising palettes and old-school cafeteria chairs - I love it. Seriously, I never thought we would ever see something like this in this area. It's like we stepped into Newtown or Alexandria or something.
The menu looks so yum omg it was so hard to decide. I normally never eat savoury for breakfast, but I was seriously considering some of the specials....pffft but how could I pass up french toast! Defs coming here for lunch soon.
Just a word on the coffee - apparently it's reaaaally good! I'm not a big coffee drinker but my brother and his gf both got one and they both thought it was excellent. Yay! Suck on that stingy old man!
|Honey Bee Smoothie - Bananas, honey & cinnamon yoghurt|
|French Toast with poached pears, pistachios and maple syrup - sooooooo yummy!!|
The French Toast was supposed to come with ricotta but due to my cheese aversion I opted out. I was lucky I nabbed the last serving of this gorg dish! Not too eggy and not too sweet =)
|Ryedale Vegetarian Big Breakfast - Rosemary Mushroom Ragu, Golden Egg, Greens & Boston Beans, Tomato Relish & Chili Corn Cakes|
I sampled a bit from my brothers dish and I loved the pearl cous-cous and the chermoula! If I could get a big plate of that of I would devour it.
|Arabian Poached Organic Eggs with Labne, Chargrilled Eggplant, Chermoula & Butternut Cous-Cous|
The family next to us had the granola which looked soooo good! So I think I'm gonna get that next time I go for breakfast mmmmm!
Worth coming to if you live in surrounding suburbs, or if you live further out west and cbf travelling all the way to the city just for good coffee. Because this place is the shiz. Seriously it would be great to see if this has an impact on the suburb, maybe encourage more people to start up similar things on the crappy side hahah. Now, if only they opened on Sunday mornings....
Element 6 Cafe
65 Ryedale Road
West Ryde NSW 2114
Ph: (02) 8021 2838
Let's get those votes up people! Make it a local institution! Orrrr visit their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/element6cafe?ref=stream