Tucked into a stand-out, albeit awkward, triangular building on the corner of Malvern Road and Beatty Avenue, Mammoth delivers a surprising and totally creative menu.
Creating a menu with a difference was a brief chef Emma Jeffrey (ex-Hammer & Tong) was only too happy to oblige. The lobster donut burger with green mango and papaya slaw is definitely not a common cafe menu item. Nor is the spanner-crab egg crepe, blackened with squid ink and served with a tangy, refreshing scoop of lemon sorbet. Rarely elsewhere will your chia pudding come adorned with a hemp-seed crumble, or your bagel be infused with lavender. There is the option of a side of egg and bacon popcorn.
Design firm Techne Architecture + Interior Design has created a space that is super bright and airy, decorated with blue steel and brown leather stools, American-oak surfaces and a pastel blue terrazzo tiled floor. The excess of blue creates a very calming, tranquil atmosphere, and the triangular shaped space means there are plenty of nooks to hide away in. Three urban prints by photographer Tom Ross adorn the white brick walls, adding splashes of pink, yellow and orange to the space.