The Stable of Como is located in the ground of the Historic Como House, a heritage listed estate. It feels they’ve taken a slice of the countryside, and gently placed it at the doorway to the city, with lush green gardens that were developed way back in 1847, and classic Australian Regency architecture.
The café itself reminds me of a homestead, and pays homage to the history of this iconic location. The emerald green La Marzocco fb80 and industrial lights reflect the historic luxury and elegance associated with the Como’s aristocratic past. Guests are also given the option of having a picnic packed for them to enjoy in the gardens, as well as the opportunity to play croquet. If you’re anything like me, your primary concern will be ordering a coffee. Their house blend is from Allpress, and is as rich as the original owners of this estate, and laden with smoky dark chocolate notes.
The menu is modern, with some traditional favourites from the sweets counter, such as Wagon wheels, and Meringue pies. Lightweight options include Paleo Granola with coconut yoghurt, and Tropicana Diva tapioca pudding. They also serve Corn & Zucchini fritters, Slow baked eggs with Brie and Pangrattato, and Triple cheese toast embellished with apricot chutney. They are fully licensed, so you can wash it all down with a splash of Sparkling, Red, or even PIMMS.
Stables of Como.
Cnr Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave
South Yarra VIC 3141