Two Birds One Stone - Toorak / South Yarra, Melbourne

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Elegance of the interior even after a long day.



It is on a  side street away from the main strip of Toorak, but is walkable from the South Yarra Rail Station.
With two shop fronts, it is more spacious than most cafes.  There are high ceilings and the place is tastefully appointed but in a simple stark way.  Operating as a breakfast and lunch hub, there is a rather imaginative menu playing with the best of ingredients.  I was delighted with my omelette even if it was late arvo, light and fluffy with a yummy sensation every time I bit into the spanner crab filling.   Service is quick and with a smile on a late January day.  No high brow and stuffy nose, nor over worked rush with vacant looks from the staff.  They complement the Adriano Zumbo Patisserie next door.  After a meal, you are not far from the alternative retail delights of Chapel Street.
Spanner crab omelette garnished weight sweet chilli and fresh greens.




Its Claremont Street location can be busy during the core hours. There is a choice in seating arrangements from the expected high stools to tables for two, but I just adore the window side offerings.  The menu is categorised into sections but all items are available the whole day long.  Offerings that jump out of the menu are the salt cod and potato cake with wilted spinach; oat crumbed Irish themed Colcannon; sautéed mushrooms on brioche; and the Doughboy doughnuts.
Eggs are prepared and presented in a variety of ways with captivating freshness.





A relaxing ambience before closing time - before the Five Senses espressos arrive.

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