Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Scarvelli Cafe.
A new café based in the heart of Balwyn, Scarvelli Café prides itself on providing legendary coffee and quality food that excite the senses.
The café has a contemporary vibe - comfortable wooden furnishings are juxtaposed with vintage chic antique mirrors which add clever accents.
The menu is seasonal, fresh and delicious and focuses on a strong paddock-to-plate ethos.
Our coffees were well made, with the slight sweetness of the frothed milk cutting through the residual brightness from the foundation espresso (courtesy of Industry Beans). Each came with an intricate rosetta in the milk foam.
Smashed avocado – whipped feta, confit tomatoes, basil oil on sourdough with wood-fire smoked salmon
A respectable assembly of breakfast essentials, two perfectly toasted slices of sourdough were canvassed with a creamy mash of feta and avocado. The wood-fired smoked salmon added a luscious salinity to the dish while the drizzles of aromatic basil oil brought the whole dish together. It was a simple and delightful dish.
Leading the flock - confit lamb, braised red cabbage and goat’s curd on toasted sourdough
Sandwiched between thick slices of buttered and toasted sourdough, generous shreds of confit lamb featured alongside beautifully braised red cabbage. It was a delicious lunch option that was highlighted by the captivating flavours and aromas of the lamb.
The café also delights with an exquisite range of sweet treats.
With a relaxed, unpretentious and uncomplicated approach, Scarvelli Café is a neighbourhood gem which ticks all the boxes. It's just a pity we couldn't keep it a secret.