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Fleur Espresso Is the Newcomer Bringing Cheery Cafe Vibes to Toorak Village

It's got a working worm farm, a statement baby pink La Marzocco and a menu featuring modern classics like brekkie carbonara.
By Libby Curran
August 11, 2022
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By Libby Curran
August 11, 2022
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When it comes to brunching in Toorak, there's a new kid on the block. In the Toorak Village space formerly home to Grange Road Egg Shop, you'll now find Fleur Espresso — a sunny new cafe helmed by chef Ash Tirosh (District Brewer, Junior) and environmental waste management guru Kham Bayani.

A few carryovers from the site's past life remain, including the egg-shaped Arne Jacobsen 'Drop' chairs and the cheery wall murals by local artist Deams. But otherwise, Fleur marks a whole new beginning; one that will be driven by strong sustainability practices courtesy of Bayani's expertise.

Star among these is the worm farm, which has pride of place near the front counter and is busy processing the cafe's food scraps into fertiliser for its many indoor plants.

Not that there'll be many leftover scraps with this menu, filled with Tirosh's playfully revamped cafe classics. All-day breakfast at Fleur means plates like the brekkie carbonara with smoked pancetta and manchego cream, a blue swimmer crab omelette, Turkish eggs featuring crumbed eggplant and aleppo chilli butter, and a crème caramel-inspired french toast.

Come lunch, you're in for the likes of nasi goreng salad with a gutsy sambal dressing, slow-cooked lamb shank on almond pilaf, fried chicken bao and a brisket reuben. And of course, you'll want to try a coffee by Roasting Warehouse, crafted on Fleur's statement baby pink La Marzocco machine.

Find Fleur Espresso at 1A Grange Road, Toorak. It's open 7am–3pm Tuesday to Friday, 8am–2pm Saturday and 9am–2pm Sunday.

Published on August 11, 2022 by Libby Curran
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