There are numerous reviews on Elixir Coffee HQ, so I decided we should have breakfast there enroute to some errands in the area. What better way to start the day with breakfast at Elixir Coffee HQ in Stafford, right?
I wasn’t sure what I expected, but I certainly wasn’t expecting the sheer busyness when we arrived. Elixir Coffee HQ had a bustling trade and most seats were already occupied at 8:30am. Other tables sported ‘reserved’ signs as well, so they must take reservations.
The expansive premises is surrounded by industry, but parking was not easy, even on a Saturday morning.
We found an alfresco table under the awning to keep out of the bright summer sun. While we studied the menu, I watched a steady stream of customers marching back and forth through their doors, arms laden with takeaway coffees and coffee bean purchases. Many arrive on bicycles as well, proving Elixir Coffee HQ must be popular with the locals as well.
Elixir Coffee HQ offers limited table service (menus and a high chair), but the SO ordered at the counter inside. There is a lot going on inside. You order and pay for food and takeaway beverages. There is a wall of merchandise for sale, including coffee machines. Tubs of various loose roasted coffee beans can be scooped and bought at a variety of weights. It was all happening!
They were very well staffed and we were served within a reasonable time frame despite being extremely busy.
I had originally wanted a latte with one of their single origin offers. However the server advised their single origin wasn’t suitable for lattes. Not one to argue with a true coffee connoisseur, I had a normal latte, which was perfectly lovely.
The SO decided to beat his hunger into submission with Elixir Coffee HQ‘s extremely popular Breakfast Basket. We saw countless plates of the toasted tortilla baskets stream past. Each was filled with scrambled eggs, roasted roma tomato, bacon and enough smashed avocado to make Bernard Salt rethink cafes serving $22 avocado toasts. It was definitely a great little twist to the big breakfast.
The Breakfast Burrito was not quite the meal I had hoped for. Most breakfast burritos are served in a tortilla – Elixir Coffee HQ‘s version comes in a piadina, a thin Italian flatbread that is spongier than a tortilla. The taste was fine, but I am still unsure about the fluffy pillow texture. It is just something I’m unfamiliar with.
Wrapped inside were 2 fried eggs (not much runny yolks, which made less drippy mess), streaky bacon, mushrooms, cheese and wilted spinach. A saucer of tomato relish was served on the side in a saucer.