Street Talk Espresso (Invited)

Monday, June 27, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Street Talk Espresso, located in the heart of Armadale along the High Street, is a popular place for locals to meet up. Dean Fourtzis took over the cafe back in May 2009 focusing on providing excellent service accompanying the high quality menu. Street Talk Cafe has an extensive array of choices presenting new menu of fresh and delicious meals as well as some old favourites.

I was invited by Dean to come in and try the newly released winter menu via Instagram. I came on weekdays with intention of avoiding the crowd but it was pretty busy then and stayed busy until I left. The restaurants are distinguished in two areas, indoor and patio at the back. The indoors is decorated with white and red bricks accompanied by charming paintings completed with wooding furnishing. The outdoors is perfect for summer, partially covered with strategically plants placement to freshen up the area. I decided to go indoor as it was winter and cold.

As usual, I started my lunch with my regular skinny cappuccino. Street Talk began roasting its own beans from The Agency Espresso using house blend of "5th Avenue". The coffee was decent, smooth and had a nice flavour. I found it quite enjoyable to drink.

The Godfather of Eggs - Chilli & herb scrambled eggs, 12 hour braised lamb served w/a fresh feta, rocket & mint salad. ($18). This is one of my highlights for the day. The combination of chilli, scrambled eggs and braised lamb just worked. Lamb was cooked nicely, and salad provided a subtle balance of freshness to otherwise a heavy dish.

The Boss of all Challah - Challah French toast squares, stewed apple, seasonal fruits, mascarpone, Tim Tam sand + espresso caviar ($18). My favourite parts of the dish were the mascarporne, Tim Tam sand, and fresh figs. The toast had a slight crispiness on the outside and remained fluffy. I just wish it was a little bit softer in the inside to create a "melt in your mouth" moment. This dish had a balance of texture and flavours.

Feelin Fruity Granola - Seasonal fresh fruits, vanilla bean pannacotta, toasted granola, mix berry jus, cinnamon yoghurt, Kakadu plum powder ($16). I love the flavour of the pannacotta so much, it had the perfect balance of creaminess. Honestly I rather have more of the pannacotta, and less of the yoghurt, as it was way too sour for my taste. The granola itself was really crunchy adding a nice combination of flavours. I love the addition of fresh passion fruit in the selection.

Overall, I was really happy with the service as the staffs are friendly and accommodating, the food was nice and satisfactory and provided a mixture of selections for different preferences.

Street Talk Espresso Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Saturday: 7am - 3.15pm
Sunday: Closed

Street Talk Espresso
710 High St
Armadale VIC 3143