Check out the Mayfield East cafe's revamped digs
Mayfield’s much-loved café, Equium Social, is back to bringing locals their coffee, food, and overall good vibes with the launch of their newly revamped space injecting a whole lot of personality into the crowd favourite café.
After bringing a brand-new offering to life over lockdown, the equally as popular Gung Gung’s, and closing for two weeks to get their renovations done and dusted, the Equium Social gang have reopened with visitors being wowed once more with what this local crew can create.
“A café these days is part of the local community. It’s like what a pub used to be, just that little more approachable,” Jacques said.
Visitors can still expect a wholesome, ethically sourced, and seasonally influenced menu that has delicious deliciousness written all over it. But now, with the added touch of sophistication with the team now working in a kitchen three times the original one’s size and with a design sure to wow any interior lover.
“The idea of having that central bar just went off. It put such a focus on the coffee beans, and even the approach we had to our coffee. It only made sense to do a similar thing with the kitchen because the food has become such a critical point here. I think when we opened it was all about the coffee and the food was about being quick but good.”
Incorporating feel-good food, local coffee roasts, their unique low-key relaxed, and welcoming vibe, and their recent refurbs, the café that is Equium Social is the ‘space that inspires change’ within the creative sector in Mayfield.
Working with local-based businesses, Built By Eli, and the design team behind Curious Practice, the revamped space oozes sophisticated café vibes whilst still keeping in line with their relaxed philosophy.
“Both of them were customers quite early on in the piece; literally the first few weeks of the original opening. We’d just got chatting and built a relationship with both of them.”
Owners and partners, Jacques, and Remy have also recently brought in a third member to their team, with their daughter, Yuna coming into the world earlier this year in May. If you’re a frequent visitor, you’re no doubt already well-known to the newest Equium Social member with both Jacques and Remy spending plenty of time at the Mayfield café with the little one.
The food continues to stick with Equium Social’s original motto of keeping it fresh, simple, and downright delicious.
“Our menu has always been really simple in nature. I think this approach is a little more classic. Not classic in the way of French bistro, just classic with a focus on simple flavours. It’s nice to just sit down somewhere, especially for breakfast, it’s a daily thing, you want something delicious yet simple.
“It’s a simple approach just done in a really fresh way. It’s food that you’re going to feel really good after eating.”
Now for those of you keen to know what’s happening with their second foodie offering, Gung Gung’s; you best listen in. Whilst they haven’t reopened just yet, Jacques tells me he has plans to kick things off once more before Christmas arrives.
So, go on, what are you waiting for? Swing by for a visit to Equium Social; the place for the people, people of all walks of life that are in need of good food, good coffee, and overall, good company.