Element 6 cafe located on Ryedale Road is probably one of the trendier cafe found in the suburb of West Ryde. Even though it is located on the quieter side of the train station (not the Woolies/Coles side), it seems to draw a regular crowd as evident in people queuing up for seats or takeaway coffee whenever we’d past the cafe. I’d been a couple of times, once during a weekday morning and another a weekend afternoon and it was buzzing with activity both times. A stark contrast to the neighboring businesses.
My first visit to the cafe was on a weekday morning. I was in a rush to get home to let the removalist in and was looking for a quick breakfast. The place was full by the time I arrived and I was worried that my food might not come in time but the staff assured me that they are usually quick with the dishes. True to her word, my breakfast came not long after my order 🙂
I had the Smashed avocado on sourdough with whipped goats cheese, poached free range egg, herb salad, seed crunch and cherry tomotoes ($16) with a Cappuccino ($3.50).
There was an abundance of greens for breakfast! The whole dish was overflowing with the herb salad and tasted very fresh! Loved the runny eggs as well! There were two of them!
On another occasion, I dropped by for afternoon tea and once again it was very busy. I could only find a table outside but as the sun was shining it became the perfect spot. I had the Hummingbird cupcake and a Flat White which were both satisfying. There are a number of sweet treats found in the cabinet for those looking for sweet treats.
Element 6 cafe is smallish in size with a few alfresco tables so be sure to get there early to secure a seat if you are after some breakfast/brunch/lunch. Will be back to try out some of their other dishes on the menu since it’s so close to home! They also have daily specials written on the board. Check out the FB page for more details.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Address: 65 Ryedale Road, West Ryde
Contact: 02 8021 2838