Sunday, June 8, 2014

Elements, Melbourne CBD by Bureaucrat

Although Elements is located on Collins Street, it's actually not visible from the street.  It's tucked away inside/behind the office building that has the same street address.  Having walked through the building, I discovered Elements, which has a lovely English garden of boxed hedges, topiary trees and colourful, pretty flowers surrounding it.

The place has a peaceful air about it and you can choose to sit inside the main cafe or the part where it's like a conservatory with the glass windows and walls.

Menu-wise, it's a fairly typical cafe-in-an-office-building stuff - a range of sandwiches, pastries, hot food (bain marie) and coffee.  I went for Mediterranean chicken.  A massive chicken breast that was pan fried and cooked quite nicely considering how thick the chick breast was. While it did come with some veggies (sort of a ratatouille) and salad (a bit limp and soggy), I was rather hoping that it came with some carbs (e.g., rice, potatoes).  

The Lawyer went for the lamb souvlaki.  It wasn't a real souv - but it was nonetheless tasty (tastier than the chicken).  Pan fried cubes of lamb with shredded lettuce, red onions, tzatziki on a pita.  Simple and tasty.

Food – 6.5
Service – 7
Ambiance – 7.5
Price – 6.5

The food is okay but nothing exceptional.  I'd go there more to enjoy a cuppa in the pretty surrounding garden - it's like a little oasis of calm in the middle of the city.

120 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
Telephone: 9663 4663

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