Atomica is located along the strip of busy cafes on Boundary St in West End.
The first time I visited Atomica was back in 2008 and I fell in love with it. I’ve been back 2, 3 times and it’s consistency was brilliant. They also made what-was-at-that-time the best Merlo coffee I’d ever had! The barista there was amazing they use Barambah Organic Dairy Products. It was because they used good quality and fresh local produce that you could really tell the difference even with just a simple Two Eggs on Toast.
Unfortunately, some of their staff members changed, their barista left and that’s when things started to go downhill… the coffees were too bitter, food portions sizes were smaller and service was not as good as before.
It saddens me how a place that used to be one of my favourite cafes has now disappeared. That being said, I do want to take you on a trip down memory lane and show you why I loved it so much to consider it a hidden gem in West End!
Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelised Banana and Vanilla Ice-cream:
Thick pancakes drizzled with caramelised banana would leave you full but still wanting more!
Avocado and Tomato on Toasted Sourdough with Basil Oil:
Their signature blend of basil oil and other herbs is a must at Atomica!
Eggs, tomato jam, garlic-roasted Swiss brown mushrooms, spinach, grilled tomato, bubble and squeak, and toasted sourdough.
I loved their bubble and squeak, creamy scrambled eggs and homemade tomato jam!
Overall, Atomica is a unique and truly delicious place to eat at, with many homemade foods that just seem to have the power to lure you back for some more yumminess! Although the coffee’s gone downhill, food is still great (but just a tad smaller in portion size)! Apart from their breakfast and lunch menus, they also have daily specials written on the walls of the café.