Cafes Elsternwick, VICA very busy and popular Bagelicious. A big restaurant. Lovely bagels, friendly service. Be prepare to wait for a while though. It was full when we were there and we waited for around 15mins. Family friendly although not too good a place to hang out as the music/noise are loud and the place could use more cleaning.
Newly opened for about 7 months, this authentic little French patisserie cafe is run by a couple who trained as pastry chefs and worked in Australia and abroad with some of the biggest names. Excellent service, friendly, delicious $8 mini baguettes (they are also sold plain big and small). Beautiful croissant, divine hot chocolate. Crepes are served after 2pm. The patisserie is almost always full and a steady stream of customers come and go, cakes and pastries quickly disappeared. They do take orders for functions and birthday cakes. The only drawback was a long wait for food. Or maybe it was just that afternoon. Will definitely be back.
The price is quite high compared to many others. Professional and detailed through the phone with sms confirmations as well as email. Called the day before the cleaning was scheduled. On the cleaning day, cleaners were about 40 mins late, no calls. 2 cleaners, finished faster than expected. Did a good move out clean. Can be paid with cash or card, but has a 8% surcharge if paying cards.