Café Elixir is a highly rated and very popular café located in the heart of Wanneroo town centre, north of the river.
Located just off Wanneroo Road in the new Library and Cultural Centre is the popular Café Elixir, conveniently located in the heart of Wanneroo town centre. This Library and Cultural Centre houses a regional museum and art gallery showing local and national tour exhibitions.
Breakfast here is all day, with lunches available for dining in or takeaway. They offer gluten free, vegetarian and on request, vegan meals. According to their website “if your favourite dish is not on the menu, then simply ask one of our helpful staff members and we will do our utmost to create something special for you”. Now that’s proactive service! And I definitely felt it, the staff were knowledgeable, friendly, patient and very efficient. I’ve always experienced positive customer service here. And it seems a majority of other patrons have too – as Cafe Elixir rates highly on all the important platforms; Urban Spoon, Trip Adviser, Yelp Google Reviews and Facebook.
Elixir is owned and run by Taylor Moore, a Melbournian who moved to Perth to open his own bar cafe, a life long dream of his. He comes from a family with a long history of working in hospitality, having years of experience working in his own family’s restaurants. You can feel the Melbourne touch in this cafe; its relaxed, quirky, fresh and extremely customer-focused. They also support a ‘buy local’ philosophy, so its ‘feel good’ food here alright.
The decor is fresh, simple and inviting, with a cosy intimate space inside and an alfresco setting outside with views that span the centre of Wanneroo. They have free wifi!
One thing I love about Elixir is their coffee. Here you can choose your coffee served in a cup (regular), a mug (medium) or in a bowl (mega). My friend and I ordered them in the mediums and as you can see below, they are BIG. The mega bowl size is ridiculously huge, so if you like drinking your coffee like it’s soup, grab it in the mega size!
They use 5 Senses range of coffees that are roasted here in WA. On their website it says their baristas undergo a “continual training program” to ensure the brew is the very best, and I believe this. The quality of their coffee tastes great in my opinion, and they take pride in presenting the coffees artistically, as you can see above. They heat their coffee to 72 degrees, and if you like it hotter just ask. If you’re mood calls for a little more, their coffee liqueurs available are cointreaur, baileys, kahlua, creme de cacao, frangelico and tia maria.
They have a huge drinks list to appeal to everyone. Above is the mango fruit smoothie (they also have berry) and it’s delicious. Milkshakes, smashes (blended ice-based; try milo, white chocolate or chai), old favourites like ice mocha and ice chocolate, fresh juices, spiders and then something for the adults – cocktails, ciders (somersby and rekorderlig), beer (try the Matso’s mango beer), red and white wine, sparkling and fortifieds/stickies. Huge beverage list, lots of options for all ages.
Their breakfast menu is one of a kind, and it’s their breakfast that has people talking. From quinoa porridge to croissants, pankcakes, wraps, touchos nachos (a Mexican style breakfast), smashed pesto peas and assorted big breakfasts – they give lots of choices.
Our table ordered the breakfast wrap (bacon, fried egg, melted cheese, spinach, hash browns and hollandaise sauce; all toasted), the big breakfast (eggs the way you like, bacon, sausage, hash browns, spinach, homemade beans, mushrooms and grilled seasoned tomato on two thick Vienna toast) and Banoffee Pancakes (banana, toffee in a pancake, coupled with cream and more hot toffee sauce).
Their pancake range is awesome -gluten free and vegan friendly. To choose from they have classic, berry pancakes, chocolate pancakes, banoffee, jaffa cakes and ‘power’ cakes – filled with protein powder and chia seeds.
Up at the till their display fridge is filled with house baked quiches, frittatas, cakes, scones and muffins. Speaking of which, they also offer tea parties at $28 a head, taking a booking of 2 to a max of 12 people after 2:30pm. This cost entitles you to two pots o tea (or two cups of regular size coffee or hot chocolate), I saw one and it was a beautifully laid table.. They deck it out with all the goods; pressed tableclothes and fine bona china tea cups and saucers, sugar bowls, napkins and a vase of lowers for a vintage, classic feel even Audrey Hepburn would be proud of. They bring out assortment of mini sweets and savouries along with the pot of tea you ordered (complete with handmade tea cosies).
Their tea suppliers range of Kenteco, the Rolls Royce of teas; White Tea-Silver Tips and Artisan Flower Tea Balls. Devonshire teas, turkish apple tea served with Persian fairy floss and traditional Vietnamese coffee are also served up as options.
I really enjoyed my breakfast experience at Elixir Cafe and I’ll keep on coming back. You can feel the Melbournian influence that’s been invested into this cafe, it’s a step ahead of the rest when it comes to food quality and choice and service. My only negative would be because of how popular it is, it is always busy. You might get lucky immediately with getting a table, but other times you may need to wait – sometimes longer than you’d like. Either way, it’s worth the wait.
Rocca Way Wanneroo, WA 6065
08 9404 5493