The Top Line: A humble little cafe with a spacious backyard. It feels like you’re having brunch in Surry Hills or Bondi, when you’re really in … the inner west! Have that lazy Sunday feel any day of the week!
The Review: At first glance, the cafe seemed packed and I was worried we would have to wait for a table! But the waiter took us through to the back of the cafe and behold, there was a lovely secret garden with lots of outdoor seating, as well as another room for indoor seating. It was a beautiful day but still, winter, I’d prefer to be indoors.
Coffee: I loved their Chai latte – it came hot, just the way I like it. The natural sweetness level was perfect, as was the size of the glass.
Soup of the day was a carrot and pumpkin soup. This sounded delicious and it was in fact thick and creamy, less so than a complete pumpkin soup – but that might fit your fancy. However, there was a little bit of sourness (and this did not come from the sour cream, I think it came from the carrot). Once you had some pumpkin seed in your spoonful of soup, it added a lovely texture as well. Also came with two thick slices of buttered toast so you definitely shouldn’t get hungry on soup!
A classic eggs benedict will need to be judged at any cafe. This was a no fuss, no frills benedict with some fresh spinach leaves. I found the sauce a bit thick and overly gluggy though ..
A generous portion of an open pumpkin pie/quiche. A delicious shortbread-like pastry and great of pumpkin – just like the menu said! This was such a healthy dish with a pile of salad (with dressing!) right beside it.