Astroluxe Spring/Summer Menu
East Bentleigh’s eclectic Astroluxe cafe has revamped their menu giving it a summery vibe just in time for the warmer weather. This blue and white themed, surprisingly large, neighbourhood cafe has brought some fresh smoothies and lighter brunch options to the forefront on their spring/summer menu. The first highlight for us was the delicious smoothies. They are dairy free and with a host of summery flavours you’ll be spoilt for choice. We were taken by the simplicity of the mango one, as we love anything that can taste that good with just a few ingredients.
Drawing on a wide range of influences, Astroluxe still centres their menu around a core selection of classic breakfast and brunch dishes, including the huge big breakfast that we tried! This monster dish could easily have fed two with 3 hash browns, a huge cheese kransky and plenty of bacon, alongside grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. When you realise the kitchen is what you can see , you wonder how they make anything huge in somewhere so tiny. This is one of the best value dishes I think we’ve ever had. It will more than cure your morning hunger!
The newly added pancakes are an instant classic. They’re those thick, pillowy pancakes that make you feel like you’re eating air, while sneakily filling you up! The plate sings summer with a vast array of fresh fruit and two huge scoops of ice cream. If you’re craving sweets but want something a little lighter, we’d definitely recommend the pannacotta. With another great fruit selection and a tangy lemon sorbet this dish is one for those days when you’re just too hot to eat!
Finally we were drawn to the summer mushrooms. The addition of leeks was a really interesting choice, giving the dish a good punch of flavour almost reminiscent of a soup. It had both that wonderful, happy feeling of winter comfort food and the delicacy of a perfect summer dish. We really enjoyed its generous portion of mushrooms, tangy goat curd and just a slight topping of cheese. If you’re a meat lover I’d pair this one with a side of bacon just to finish it off perfectly!
Address: 303 Chesterville Road, Bentleigh East
Mon 7am to 4pm
Tue 7am to 4pm
Wed 7am to 4pm
Thu 7am to 4pm
Fri 7am to 4pm and 5:30pm to 9pm
Sat 7:30am to 4pm
Sun 8am to 4pm
Parking: There is some street parking out the front, but if that is full there are plenty of parking spaces in nearby side streets.
Getting here on PT: The 824 and 767 bus routes both run nearby and are your best public transport options.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Astroluxe, Bentleigh. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.