Adam's Deli is a welcome new addition to the East Bentleigh shopping strip. A New York themed deli that given its sizeable footprint shall do much to offer a real 'sense of place' to the street. While AD is new, wandering on in you shall see a diverse array of European goods - think Italian pasta sauce and balsamic vinegar - that harken back to the deli that was on-site previously.
As distinct from being a bad thing, the goods on offer are sufficiently diverse and rather rare so as to be their own drawcard in and of themselves. In this way, even if a purist might question whether these offerings have a genuine place in a New York deli, so too can it be said their inclusions build well upon the theme of the cafe as a whole, and in this way can perhaps best be viewed as a upgrade on the idea.
In turn, it is undoubted when it comes to being a deli Adam's well fulfills the name with a broad and large array of meats alongside other deli goods in-store.
Alongside this, mention should be made of the coffee in-house: solid It is true there are no small amount of places in Melbourne to get a good - or even grand - cup of coffee, and Adam's can be seen as another solid inclusion to this list. Further, given its deli theme a number of sweets & treats are around the counter. This adds a extra incentive to stop by if your in need or a energy boost and thinking more may be needed than a latte alone.
With this, mention should be made that it is understood at time of writing [March 7 2015] that the cafe is not yet wholly setup with the 'New York' theme in mind. Therefore, for those keen to see this part of the business - and perhaps looking to make a visit from further away than a local would - the best time for a visit would perhaps be in a couple of months time when all fittings are completed. Yet, so too can the writer confirm there is already a great deal on offer in-house as to make a visit worthwhile in the interim.
Adam's Deli, a great new East Bentleigh spot in which to stop.