Located only a block away from South Yarra Train Station, SOS cafe offers nourishing and warming food right on Toorak road.
The gorgeous courtyard setting of the cafe has a great relaxed atmosphere during the day and the bustling of the smaller inside space is perfect to hang out in winter. The inside interiors are really clean and aesthetically pleasing which is a stark contrast to the simple appearance of the courtyard. Fountains are great, we need more fountains in Melbourne!
Food wise, the baked eggs are to die for. So creamy with lots of mushrooms and some nice warm whole meal bread served with it. The smashed avocado is quite a small portion but still very satisfying. The menu is quite extensive and we'd love to go back and try the tiramisu pancakes!!
The coffee is by St Ali and is therefore very reliable.
One unreliable thing we noticed about the service though was that there was too many staff. As soon as we were seated and had a menu, three different waitresses asked us if we were ready to order! We hadn't even looked at the menu yet! Our order took a very long time to come, so when we inquired about it they realised it had accidentally been delivered to the wrong table! Luckily with all day parking around the area on Sunday, we weren't in a rush.
Overall, a great concept in a fabulous area that is well loved. A bit on the pricey side so won't be a regular there!