Cafe Gaia is a small cafe in South Yarra, about a five minute walk from South Yarra Station and tram 8, in the third side street on the right if you're walking away from Toorak Road. I decided to visit this cafe as I was visiting Adriano Zumbo's Patisserie (again!), and my friend saw that this was the second most popular cafe in the area. For the most part I was happy with my experience here, though there could be some improvements to service.
We went on a Saturday around 11:30am, and waited about ten minutes for a table. The cafe has seating both inside and out, and the outside seating is in a deck like area, all covered so it wouldn't matter if it rained. Service was not the best; a couple came after us and were told to wait, but were asked if they wanted to order coffee while they waited. It was only after the couple made their order that a member of staff asked if we too wanted to order something until a table was ready for us. Also, when we were seated, it took awhile to get the attention of the staff members to take our orders; they seemed to keep walking around but not doing too much.
We were seated at the outside tables, and there was a good atmosphere with the chatter from all the customers, and the occasional car going past in the street. The interior of the cafe looked bright and comfortable, and quite spacious with tables not being too squashed together.