Since its move to a bigger location across the street, numerous friends have been telling me to try out PURE Boutique Coffee Bar at Glenelg. The breakfast is AMAAZZZING! They said.
So after much anticipation I've finally made my way there and I can tell you that yes, I have found yet another favourite breakfast location to add to the growing list.
I had been to PURE a couple of times when it was a smaller coffee shop on the opposite side of the road and had really liked it. So I was excited to see what they were going to do with the new location.
I think they've made good use of the space. It's well designed and laid out, and feels very spacious despite the numerous seating (including inside and outside with café tables, a sofa area, high bar stools and benches). The décor is modern with a retro twist sporting chic furniture and light fittings, and vintage bicycles and retro art work. I also noticed that the table numbers were small vinyl records which I assume is a little nod to Krypton Discs, the record store that occupied the site before PURE. This was great attention to detail and something that locals would enjoy and appreciate. I know I did.
My meal was delicious. I had the Veggie Patch which consisted of eggs of your choice (I went with poached), avocado, asparagus, garlic button mushrooms, tomato medley and smoked maple beans served on wholemeal bread. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly, the egg yolk oozing out when I sliced it in half, and the bread was doughy and fresh. The asparagus and garlic button mushrooms were seasoned just right and the smoked maple beans worked perfectly with the rest of the flavours in the dish. It was $18.50, but it was a decent serving that filled me up. Definitely a dish I would order again.
Veggie Patch $18.50
My sister had the Eggs Florentine, which was $15. She didn't enjoy her meal as much as I did, saying the hollandaise sauce was a little bitter and possibly too much vinegar was used. However, like with my meal, the egg was cooked seamlessly.
Eggs Florentine $15
Despite being famous for its coffee, I didn't have one (I couldn't help it the fresh orange juice was calling my name and it did not disappoint). However my mum and sister did, ordering two cappuccinos for $8.40. They said that it was a good cup of coffee but not the best they'd ever had.
PURE is open early mornings through to late evenings, serving coffee all day and boutique beers and wines at night. There is also a selection of bar food and tapas. I only saw the breakfast menu and the prices varied from $15-$19.50 for meals. The early and late hours are good as it means you can stop there for coffee at any time, which is very convenient for its location.
As a place for breakfast I really enjoyed PURE. The food was great and the atmosphere was inviting. The price is average, but if you're looking for somewhere to go to have a nice big breakfast with friends then I'd highly recommend it.