G’day fellow café lovers!
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! After putting SOS (Save Our Souls) on my list many months ago, I finally went and it was AMAZING!! This is definitely one of my new favourite cafés in Melbourne and definitely one of the best in the South Yarra area (in my opinion).
I went to SOS with my Dad and our friends Dez and Alf.
Dez and Alf had been before and they loved it and they thought that it would be a perfect place for me to write about.
SOS is pretty easy to find as it sits on Toorak Road, right near Chapel Street and is a short walk from South Yarra train station. You can’t miss it as there is a massive tree and water fountain outside. There is also plenty of street parking along Toorak Road, so hopefully you’ll be able to find a spot.
FOOD & DRINKS
SOS has a pretty good menu, with lots of mouth-watering dishes to choose from. They also have a great variety of gluten free options. I really need to go back and have the tiramisu pancakes, because they sound fantastic! They also have a large range of smoothies to choose from, all of which sound sensational!
The following menu photos were taken at the end of January 2017 and might have changed since.
For the first time ever I ordered an iced latte, as it was so hot the morning that we went. It was just want I needed to cool me down and give me the energy boost that was needed to get me through the day.
Coffee rating: 4/5
My Dad and Dez ordered the Acai bowl with acai berry and banana sorbet, house granola, toasted coconut flakes, fresh seasonal fruit. As it was such a hot morning, they both decided that this dish would be perfect in helping them stay cool. They both said that the dish was very refreshing and quite filling.
They both loved the crunch of the house granola against the smooth and soft mix. The addition of fresh fruit helped to add more colour to the dish and also made it more filling.
I ordered the smashed avo with crusty sourdough, Meredith goats cheese, toasted sesame and pepitas, vine ripened cherry tomatoes and carrot kasundi, with an added poached egg.
First of all, I think that this is quite expensive and it doesn’t even have a poached egg. A number of other cafes are a similar price and come with at least one or two poached eggs.
Anyway, I thought that it was plated beautifully. I love the bright orange of the carrots against the pale green of the avo and the golden brown of the sourdough. I loved hearing the crunch of the sourdough each time I took a bit and loved the flavour combination of the avo and the ripened cherry tomatoes.
Finally, Alf ordered the baked eggs, which included two runny eggs baked in sautéed wild mushrooms and green vegetables, Danish feta, pine nuts and crusty sourdough.
We loved how this dish was served; we all thought that it looked fantastic in the mini frying pan. Alf said that it was very tasty and he loved the mushrooms. He also said that the crusty bread was fresh and was a fantastic addition to the dish.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
All the employee’s at SOS were amazing; they were all super friendly and welcoming. They were all very chatty and made us feel comfortable straight away.
There are a few tables at this café, with quite a number of them being outside and only a hand full inside. I loved the look of the tables, as I loved the pale wood colouring. As the outside is under cover, you can sit there all year round.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SOS
Address: 5/177 Toorak Road, South Yarra , Melbourne, (Vic)
Monday – Saturday –7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Sunday – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 9/10
Comment down below, I’m always looking for somewhere new to try.
Until next time,