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Elster, Elsternwick, AU-VIC

Elster

4.2
4.2
20 Reviews
$40 and under
Breakfast
  • Great for brunch
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
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2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9532 7765
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    New cafe and eatery set in an historic Tudor garage in the heart of leafy Elsternwick. Focus on seasonality and quality with great speciality coffee.
  • Area
    Elsternwick
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

20 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Attentive service, great food. A tad too noisy (Sunday arvo, busy). Please turn music down!

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  2. Louise

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place itself is really nice but the food has nothing special. We had to wait half an hour to be served our food.

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  3. EduardP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely family brunch. Nice slightly separate elevated area at the back

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  4. NatalieS

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My experience here was awful Firstly upon arrival they didn’t have a table at all organised for our booking - the waiter scrambled to get a table for us ready by moving other people around. As we booked for outside unfortunately they didn’t put us in the shade so the table was out in the hot sun on a 35 degree day. We waited to move to a table in the shade, and they took a very long time to take even our coffee order. After finally ordering our food we waited at least 30 minutes due to some sort of mix up however the highlight of my experience was probably when a huge outdoor umbrella that was not secured to the base went flying in the air then tipped upside down with the metal part landing on my head. The wait staff didn’t seem aware of what was going on and were hardly apologetic of what had occurred, not even offering to take something off our bill. The food was ok however overpriced and so slow to come out. Definitely will not be returning

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  5. Claire

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue. Good service- attentive. Overpriced

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  6. RoseB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    No table service forthcoming so had to go to counter to order. Ordered hot coffee - came luke warm - not listening or simply don’t care, Won’t be back.

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  7. PennyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place to have brunch - staff very helpful and friendly.

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  8. MalcolmF

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. Good selection of options. Good coffee.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome venue, great food and terrific service! Highly recommend.

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  10. SallyC

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly we had an awful experience - the worst steak we’ve ever eaten by a long way. Initially brought to the table tepid & hardly cooked. We did ask for rare but this was raw & cold in the middle. Sent them back & when they returned they gave the wrong steak to the wrong person. We’d already eaten a little. Not sure how they were cooked, maybe in a warm oven, but it was really bad. A fatty cut & the fat hadn’t even warmed. Not to be repeated nor recommended. Response when we made the staff aware gave us no confidence at all. Since messaged them & no reply (as yet?) 😟

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FAQs

Elster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9532 7765.

Elster is rated 4.2 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elster

258 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, AU-VIC 3185

Additional information

  • Area
    Elsternwick
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9532 7765
  • Catering
    New cafe and eatery set in an historic Tudor garage in the heart of leafy Elsternwick. Focus on seasonality and quality with great speciality coffee.
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