Astroluxe (Invited)

Friday, September 07, 2018 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Located at 303 Chesterville Rd, Bentleigh East, Victoria, this newly open café is serving breakfast and lunch all day. The place is spacious with dominant light grey and blue colour. It has many tables indoor and a few outdoor which could fit around 50 people at once. The name Astroluxe somehow reminds me of outer space, thus their interior design that looks chic and sleek with cool-tone colours definitely boost that outer space feeling for me. For the decorations, there are some flowers to help add colours and make the place seems more “alive”. However, I feel the exterior design of the café (including the signage) could be improved to match the already-amazing interiors inside.

The kitchen is located at the middle of the shop, next to the counter where the cashier, coffee machine, and cakes are located. However, they store the ingredients at the back of the shop. So it’s quite a strange view to see the staff bringing the ingredients across the seating area from storage to kitchen all the times.

We arrived around 1pm, there were not many eat-in customers at that moment. The staff let us choose our own table and we asked some suggestions for the dishes, but the staff who attended our table was not really helpful. She didn’t really fully understand the menu, so instead of giving us information, she just made us more confused with the menu. The menu offers many variants of dishes, but heads up, it may changes once in every few months.

We finally decided to order some coffee and two menus of the day: slow cooked beef with mashed potato and salmon with roasted potato, also we picked the waffle for our dessert. Overall the dishes was really great. Both the beef and salmon were cooked perfectly, they were tender, soft, and tasty. The potatoes were delicate and very yummy. I also love the fact that the portions were perfect, neither too little or much. The waffle was so instagrammable, very colourful and pretty with edible flowers, icecreams, cut strawberries, and banana. The texture of the waffle was full but soft and it went really well with the dressings. My only concern about the food was the waiting time. We waited for over 25 minutes for the dishes to be served. It was quite a long time for a place that was not crowded. And apparently that was because only one person: the owner who is also the chef was in charge of cooking the dishes.

This place is great for people living around the area, or for those who want to hang out and talk. It’s reachable by cars, but not very convenient by public transports.

Astroluxe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

+6139077 4412
303 Chesterville Rd
Bentleigh East VIC 3165