Whether you’re here for a quick coffee or brunch in the airy courtyard at the back, Street Talk Espresso is a little gem in Armadale thats gaining popularity from locals and customers alike with its coffee and creative brunch menu which features Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern influences.
Espresso, 5th Avenue blend
Around once a week, owner Dean Fouritz will be out and about checking out coffee beans, namely South American varieties due to their natural sweetness. At Street Talk Espresso, coffee forms a large part of the cafe’s identity where all the beans are roasted in house. This passion lead to the creation of Dean’s own coffee enterprise aptly named The Agency Espresso in late 2015 which now wholesales to selected cafes across Victoria.
I personally preferred the 5th Avenue house blend which has more intense flavours and a thicker crema, whilst the Project Andes is lighter on the palette and best enjoyed without milk.
The Boss of all Challah: Challah french toast squares, stewed apple, seasonal fruits, mascarpone, Tim Tam sand and espresso caviar
Of course, coffee isn’t the only thing that Street Talk Espresso does well. Dishes are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, with one of the highlights from the menu being the beautifully plated Challah French Toast, similar to brioche with its soft and springy texture.
Another sweet dish that will bound to delight, particularly for those after a lighter option, is the Granola which is served with a vanilla bean pannacotta that’s not overly sweet. For something more substantial, definitely check out the Pumpkin Bruschetta, the combination of marinated mushrooms and charred haloumi go perfectly together.
Freshly baked muffin with a ‘caramel syringe’ – baked fresh daily with a surprise inside!
Feelin’ Fruity Granola: Seasonal fresh fruits, vanilla bean pannacotta, toasted granola, mix berry jus, cinnamon yoghurt, Kakadu plum powder
Peter Pumkin Eater Bruschetta: Roast Pumpkin smash, wild mushroom medley, poached eggs, coriander shoots, local charred haloumi, lemon + beurre noisette
Street Talk Espresso
710 High St
Armadale VIC 3143
Opening hours: 7am – 3.15pm Monday to Saturday (Saturday opens at 7.30am)
Table to Paper dined as a guest. Opinions are our own