Toorak has welcomed a bubbly new café to its hospo scene, with upgrades that’ll see locals and day-trippers regularly visiting for a feed this Spring. Fleur Espresso, located in the bustling shopping district of Toorak Village, on the corner of Grange and Toorak Road, showcases a revamped café venue alongside a brand-new menu curated by a collective dream team of industry professionals. Exhibiting years of experience at notable cafes, including Mammoth, Common Room Co, Dennis the Menace, Moby and St Edmonds, the team behind Fleur offers a menu that captures their vibrant and enticing personality on a plate, combining quality products and techniques with elevated presentation styles. The cafe also ensures that quality is a feature of every element of its brand beyond just the menu, implementing sustainability initiatives and specials that prioritise its customers. To celebrate their launch and simultaneously combat the rising cost of living, Fleur is currently offering $2 regular and $3 large coffees until the end of October, ensuring that nobody has to miss out on their favourite daily indulgence.
Offering a bright, modern layout that is complemented particularly well when the sun is shining, Fleur Espresso provides indoor and outdoor seating often surrounded by Fiddle Leaf Figs and palms, creating separation between each intimate dining area, ideal for groups of families and friends. You’ll often find diners spending hours catching up with one another here as they relax into Fleur’s cosy booths and iconic egg-shaped ‘drop’ chairs, sipping on their daily coffee. A custom modern art print is featured across Fleur’s interior walls, with others coated in a gentle brush of pastel pink – an iconic colour that regular visitors will begin to associate with the brand. A casual dining bench lines the front window of the venue, which can also be opened on warmer weather days and is perfect for a quick coffee pitstop whilst people-watching. Opposite Fleur’s counter that is packed with endless fresh pastries and treats; the café displays a shelf of locally produced coffee beans, jams and sauces that are used throughout their menu and available to purchase separately, helping support other small businesses such as their coffee partner Roasting Warehouse.
A great cafe would not be complete without a reliable menu, and Fleur’s offers the classics on an advanced level. The dishes on their updated menu are almost too pretty to eat, often including eye-catching elements such as a cone of lilac raspberry sorbet accompanying their pancakes with Dulce de leech and whipped lemon meringue. Other standouts include the Hempnola, made with hung yoghurt, strawberries, banana, pomegranate, and fresh melon sliced into thin ribbons and delicately placed in the shape of a rose. For a savoury brunch option, the Fleur Fritters are made from corn, zucchini and kale atop a pea puree base with a side of poached eggs and mouth-watering whipped feta with pomegranates. Offering a menu that any palate or dietary requirement can’t turn down, Fleur’s also specialises in an eclectic range of lunchtime cuisines, including Nasi Goreng, Lamb Tacos or salads with Smoked Trout, Warm Chicken or Crispy Tofu. To wash it all down, the café offers a great selection of coffees, teas, juices and smoothies that are just as colourful and picturesque as the meals.
Kham Zohab, the Managing Director committed to keeping the cafe as environmentally friendly as possible, has a background in the hazardous waste industry for recycling and resource management and has already implemented initiatives to make dining in and out a waste-free experience. Fleur uses biodegradable takeaway packaging and even has its own in-house worm farm to help combat excess waste, so you can enjoy your meal knowing that the leftovers (if any) are never going to waste.
It’s no surprise the team behind Fleur’s outstanding new menu comes from a world of hospitality experience, including Mammoth, Common Room Co, Dennis the Menace, Moby and St Edmonds, as previously mentioned. This sets a high standard for quality coffee and cuisine, reaffirming why their daily creations are not to be missed. Kham explains that the ethos behind the cafe is that customers can come in and enjoy a great quality meal within the heart of Toorak in a vibrant space that is both comfortable and fun space. The menu caters to all and is dietary requirement friendly with vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options available.
Fleur Espresso’s success so far can be attributed to its crew’s background and skills in the hospitality industry and their passion for providing an exceptional dining experience to each and every customer. Offering a flawless menu, quality service that truly considers its customer’s values and an inviting environment that complements Toorak’s sociable nature will make it a leading brunch hotspot in the area. Visit Fleur Espresso at 1A Grange Road, Toorak, to pick up a $2 regular or $3 large coffee this month only and grab a loyalty card to also get your 5th coffee free! To explore their whole food and drinks menu or to book a table online, visit https://fleurespresso.com.au/menu/
Fleur Espresso is located at
1A Grange Rd, Toorak VIC 3142
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 2:30pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 2pm