Just Open: Mayday Coffee and Food, Richmond

Citrus cured ocean trout, potato and fennel croquettes, beetroot relish, poached egg and lemon labna.
Citrus cured ocean trout, potato and fennel croquettes, beetroot relish, poached egg and lemon labna. Photo: Luis Ascui

Axil Coffee Roasters welcomes another member to its growing family with the opening of Mayday on Wednesday in resurgent Bridge Road, Richmond.

The corner site was once home to Olmecs Bakery; the makeover features whitewashed walls, bifold windows opening on to the side street, and banquette seating based on old park benches.

S'more ice-cream sandwich with torched marshmallow and chocolate fudge.
S'more ice-cream sandwich with torched marshmallow and chocolate fudge. Photo: Luis Ascui

The menu is an all-day-cafe-with-Axil-twists thing: pineapple Bircher with sheep's milk yoghurt and lime sherbet; char-grilled cauliflower beignets with goat's cheese; a croque-monsieur with mustard bechamel; and a classic black angus brioche steak sandwich with beetroot jam and pickled zucchini.

Coffee is Axil's signature seasonal espresso blend plus single origins, a filter batch brew, and cold-drip for the warm weather.

Open daily 7am-4pm.

Mayday joins the Axil Coffee Roasters family.
Mayday joins the Axil Coffee Roasters family. Photo: Luis Ascui

410 Bridge Road, Richmond, 9421 0111