Elements is located in an historic site that once housed the library, post office and butchery that were a centre for the local community in Lyall Bay. In a casual relaxed atmosphere we continue that tradition by being a place to meet, talk, eat and drink. The once divided shops are now a 75 seat café just a short hop from town. As the owners since 2004 we have a vision of creating a place in the suburbs were you can get food, wine and service with the same standards of the city but without the hassles. Our food philosophy is the use of the best seasonal and local produce available. Our food is honest and approachable with our focus being on delivering food that simply tastes good!
Details for Elements Cafe
- Takeaways: Yes
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Attire: Casual
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- WI-FI: None
- Alcohol: Wine, Beer
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
- Meals Served: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Seating For: 73
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
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Reviews for Elements Cafe
11th December 2013 2 star
Have been to Elements Cafe 3 or 4 times and always been impressed except for yesterday’s lunch.
There may be a new chef, as the food was not as good. The flavours felt heavy handed and the meat was fatty. I had the beef salad. My friend had salmon and also thought flavours too strong.
Service is good, and I always enjoyed going there because is nice quiet alternative to Maranui, but alas that also has changed with too loud background music.
14th October 2012 1 star
I was disappointed with my coffee this morning.
I came in for a trim latte and 2 fluffies.
This might be considered by some as nit-picking but having worked as a barista previously I have very high coffee standards. When I’m charged $5.00 for a coffee and $2 per fluffy I expect a properly made cup.
I watched as the milk was prepared and then the best froth given to my children’s fluffies. Then, the next milk lot was poured into another customers cup (who came in after me!) and I was given the “leftover”. Any barista worth their weight knows the poorest milk is the last. And that was my cup. Which ended up a Flat White, not a Latte. Unforgivable for a cafe IMO.
Maranui, Queen Sally and Elements are equidistant from my house. I regularly choose Queen Sally as the barista there knows how to make a decent cup of coffee and not short-shrift his regulars.
I thought I’d try Elements for a change but I won’t do this again. The only thing positive I can say is their coffee blend is “good”.
$9 value? How would you feel?
Oh, and my kids (who have almost no standards) complained their fluffies were cold.
5th September 2012 4 star
Love this place. I quite often come here for breakfast and it is always fast and delicious. Not very original of me, but I usually get the Benedict, they do it well. When I do branch out everything else I have tried has been a winner. Love their take on lambs fry(always reminds me of mum)
And I enjoyed the lamb pie I had recently .
Nice and relaxed atmosphere.
Looking forward to trying out the evening menu at some stage.
3rd June 2012 5 star
Being from out of town and wanting to host a celebration dinner with family and friends, Elements Cafe was the perfect choice with the private room.
The correspondence I had with the staff in organising the dinner we always helpful and the evening itself was a great success. Everyone commented on the excellent food and friendly, professional service even when the 30 of us kept changing places!
I cannot recommend Elements highly enough, it was perfect.
1st April 2012 5 star
We celebrated a 50th birthday with 25 others at this restaurant last night. The food was fantastic – and I’m pretty picky! The waiting staff were also helpful and efficient. I would return again and again. Well done!
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