Scarvelli Cafe (Invited)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Scarvelli Cafe was opened by Clare Voitin in 2013 with a commitment of serving "real food" and outstanding coffee. They pride them self in showcasing some homemade retail food as well as their own produce from Sway Bay Farm. "Paddock to Plate" is one of the trending topic in food industry right now and it's a philosophy that so many Australian chef, cafe's and restaurants embrace. 

Clare has an entrepreneurial spirits inside of her starting with her own jewellery store in the district than finally entering her first venture into the food scene inspired by her lawyer husband who grew up on a farm. Her husband passion for the country lead on developing their own farm where some of the meat and majority of the vegetables are produced for Scarvelli's. It's the real Paddock to Plate experience. Clare with her husband run their own business, a 12 acre farm while raising their three boys is just beyond impressive.

I was invited to Scarvelli Cafe by Carlos and decided to visit them on a Friday afternoon. I travel from the city using 109 tram from Collins St, the journey takes approximately 40-50 minutes. Upon arriving, I was amazed by the rustic but modern decor. The cafe itself are divided into 4 separate spaces; they have several seats outdoor upfront and then there are two indoor spaces. Honestly, I love the second space the most with open bricks, deer decorations and the world map on the wall. Somehow it was homey, warm, messy yet well decorated. I was seated back on their spacious patio. There is a warm country vibe with some plants, vegetables, rustic wooden panels decorating the dining area. It's perfect for any seasons since they also provide shades to avoid direct sunlight or rain.

Scarvelli coffee is from Industry Beans. I ordered my regular skinny cappuccino and it comes out just nice with perfect temperature and slight natural sweetness.

We also ordered their fresh juices, I just can resist fresh fruit juices. Both comes in a generous size and we enjoyed them so much.

Wood Fired Salmon - Torn wood fired salmon, caramelised onion, minted pea & caper frittata, rocket, avocado & tomato corn salsa ($18). This is one of the popular dish at Scarvelli and the salmon was well cooked and seasoned. Love the avocado and tomato corn salsa.

Scarvelli Burger - Wagyu patty, American mustard, jack cheese burger sauce, red onion, slice tomato & lettuce on a brioche bun with chips & Scarvelli tomato ketchup or aioli ($21). This is one of the classic menu at Scarvelli. The bun was nice, fluffy and soft and the patty was tender and juicy. The let down was the aioli was a bit too bland for me.

I was accompanied by one of my good friends and she was really pleased with everything, she said it's worth the long trip from the city and I agreed with her. I'm looking forward to Claire Voitin book launching in the near future and I'm certainly interested in visiting her farm. It would be fun to see where all the beautiful vegetables comes from.

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Monday-Friday: 7am-4.30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-3.30pm

Scarvelli Cafe
143 Whitehouse Rd
Deepdene, VIC 3103