This post is on a bitter sweet note. One of my closest girls is moving up and forward in the world and relocating away from Melbourne. I'm ecstatically happy for her but sad at the same time to say goodbye. In my circle of friends, one can never leave town without having a big hoopla which inevitably turns to many, many drinks and the following day, we had a recovery brunch session. We decided to meet at Seven Seeds for a last "good coffee" and having visited numerous times before, I liked both the food and coffee very much. I received my Christmas present early (woohoo!) and wanted to play around with my fisheye lens but still need to calibrate it for sharper photos.
The space at Seven Seeds is airy and has sort of a refined warehouse feel with a natural touch, thanks to the windows filled with greenery.
The coffees were excellent as usual and my magic gave me head spins which is always a good sign of a strong coffee.
Our tastes were all aligned that day and the girls went for a light, fresh option while the guys fell for the temptation of the sous vide Eggs Royale. We only experienced one mishap throughout our meal which was the lengthy delay between coffees and food. We chatted away trying not to take notice of the time but eventually, even the waitress realised that the food was taking much too long (~1 hour after ordering) and came back to alert us that our food order was never processed. Not good news to hear when our stomachs were eating away at themselves but after confirming our orders once again, we got our food shortly after.
The vibrant heirloom tomatoes were a mix of sweet and tart flavours which went amazingly with the herb flavoured avocado and the sponge-like milky mozzerella cheese. The sourdough was studded with a variety of seeds and kernels and drizzled with the tangy vinaigrette, it was the perfect light meal.
The boys were loving their Eggs Royale dish - the eggs were perfectly cooked and smothered in hollandaise, teaming well with the grilled asparagus and crispy capers. I had a taste and especially loved the custard-like texture of the sous vide eggs.
It was a crazy hot day but inside Seven Seeds, it was cool and breezy. Majority of people must have been chilling at the beach as there were less people than normal, so we were able to relax and chat away long after we finished our meals.
The delay in receiving our food was unfortunate as the service was friendly and when the problem was discovered, she was apologetic but it didn't seem like too big of a deal to her despite the huge delay. Overall though, I can always rely on Seven Seeds for good coffee and food so we all left satisfied, full from a good meal and lots of laughter from hilarious conversations. We will miss you S, love you and wishing you all the best!! Hope this 'last good coffee' tides you over for awhile.
Will I return? Yes, excellent food and coffee and wait time for table wasn't ridiculous as many other places.
114 Berkeley Street
Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9347 8664
Mon to Sat 7am - 5pm
Sun 8am - 5pm