I’ve dined at Ellacure a few times for dinner and have always been impressed with the food and service. This was my first time trying out their brunch menu so I was curious to see what it was like. We were greeted by our smiling waiter and taken to our table.
Looking at the juices available, I ordered the ‘Radical Action’ of apple, peach, orange, mango and blackberry with elderberry, green tea and grape seed extracts ($5). I wasn’t expecting juice out of a bottle. In saying that, it wasn’t too bad.
I couldn’t go past the bean and chorizo cassoulet with a poached egg and parmesan chilli toast ($16). Though the beans were a bit hard to bite into, I thought this was rather tasty. The chorizo worked really well as an additional flavour to the beans and tomato. Underneath the pile of beans lies a piece of toast which, due to the extra liquid, was completely soggy when I managed to get to it. I couldn’t taste any chilli either.
Food porn of friends’ dishes – Eggs benedict with salmon ($16)
Bacon and eggs on toast ($14) – this didn’t look that appealing. A very average breakfast.
We noticed one of the wait staff come in carrying a rhubarb plant he’d just yanked out of the garden. That’s when I realised the greenery out the front of the restaurant was a little herb and vegetable garden. Can’t get much fresher than that!
Service was friendly and it didn’t take long for our meals to arrive. Ellacure has a nice vibe to it and we would have sat outside if it wasn’t a breezy day. Brunch was pleasant but I think I prefer their lunch/dinner menu better.