There’s a tiny coffee shop in Tarragindi that has attracted quite a following from outside the suburb, despite the competitive market catering to coffee lovers. Named after the street where it is located, Esher Street Café & Deli is a tiny family-owned and –operated coffee shop.
Most customers agree that the café serves great coffee, if not the best tasting coffee. Coffee is brewed using their very own Esher St Blend, made from four types of coffee beans of various origins, roasted to a rich caramel toast. You can also grab a bag of this special blend to enjoy the aroma and taste of their coffee in the comfort of your home.
But it isn’t just their coffee that turns customers into regulars. The coffeehouse is also known for its breakfast and lunch fare. Most recommended are the dukkah-spiked avocado smash and the roast pumpkin & chickpea fritters.
For breakfast, there’s also the Italian Eggs Breakfast consisting of poached eggs, gluten-free chorizo sausages on a roasted tomato herbed base with baby spinach. You can also opt for open croissants topped with bacon, haloumi, eggs or a slice of Canadian smoked salmon with avo.
Other yummy dishes to try are the Couscous with garlic steamed veggies, chicken and spinach strudels, Greek lamb wrap, Frittata with Garden or Greek salads, and many more. The serving portions and delicious taste of their menu is sure to appease even those who are feeling hangry.
Aside from coffee, the café serves mocha, hot chocolate, cold pressed juices, smoothies, milkshakes, and organic bottled drinks.
Also lately, Esher Café & Deli has slowly been carving a name for its gorgeous made-to-order cakes as Esher has been requested to bake cakes for weddings and birthdays.
The atmosphere at Esher is shabby-chic and homely, with its mismatched chairs out front and the whitewashed wooden furnishings in the courtyard. The simple and rustic ambience lends a welcoming and relaxed feeling.
It is a child friendly café since you will see high chairs out back and they have bothered to put up a small kids corner to keep the little ones occupied while you enjoy your meal.
Those with pets need not worry because Esher has allotted a spot on their footpath to secure dogs, with a water bowl provided.
The coffee shop is at 46 Esher St, Tarragindi. It is open from 6:00am to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekends.