Living in the north west of Sydney can mean a bit of travelling to get to a good, trendy cafe. Slowly that is starting to change because the west is stepping it up!
The cafe is opposite West Ryde train station, on a small strip of shops, in between a few second hand stores. A quiet street with such a mish-mash of shops seems a random spot for a cafe but it’s actually handy for a little after lunch op-shoppery!
The interior is great – old school furniture and murals on the particle board walls. With tin camping dishes, mismatched plates, vintage cutlery and beautiful healthy salads, it’s easy to see how they are inspired by Bread & Circus in Alexandria.
Owners Hae-jin and Susan meet early every Sunday to visit other Sydney cafes for inspiration. They also take time to talk to their customers, giving them valuable feedback and ideas for improvement. It’s this personal touch which will help them stay strong.
element6 is so good that we went for lunch twice in one week. And here’s why:
Freshly squeezed orange and pomegranate juice. Such a refreshing summery drink.
Sweet potato crisps! Great to share, hard to stop munching.
A veg version of the lentil salad with radish, beans, spinach and a creamy mustard dressing.
Crunchy fennel salad with avocado, tomato, currants and slivered almonds. I admit, I had this one twice.
My next visit will be for breakfast, which I hear is really good. It’s fantastic to see some trendy spots popping up in the west. Keep ‘em coming!