Melbourne cafe scene comes to Sydney

Featuring 5 Senses coffee,Food by Mctavish and Shortstop doughnuts.

A pop up bringing some of Melbournes cafe culture to Sydney; featuring 5 senses coffee food by Mctavish and Short stop Doughnuts. It was great to have these guys pop up at an old warehouse space in Kippax St Surry Hills.

The coffee by 5 senses was amazing especially the Geisha variety. The guys from 5 senses are very passionate and knowledgable about their coffee, they explained details on the coffee and how it was processed. I ordered the filtered Geisha coffee tasting paddle. The coffee fruit/bean being processed in 3 differnt ways. The coffee is filtered with 1 part coffee and 15 parts water.

First up is the Luito Geisha going through a washed process with the outer cherry removed. The flavour was nice, slightly bitter, but smooth to drink and wasn’t what you wiuld expect from a black coffee. The coffee had a lime like taste with a slight bitterness

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Next was the El Burro Geisha, this is coffee was processed with the outer cherry giving an added sweetness complex  flavour. There were strawberry and vanilla undertones. A very nice coffee, maybe a little pricey to be my everyday drinker.

The last option being the Elida Cascara we are informed is more like a tea made from the outer cherry. This variety was sweet, fruity and delicate; No hint of coffee at all, but as we were informed this is more a tea.

 

The food was produced by Mctavish of The kettle black, we were very pleased to see this as the cafe was closed when we were last lin Melbourne. We share the Hotcakes which came out looking like a muffin/pancake hybrid. The food was presented nicely and tasted as good as it looked. This was a great sweet breakfast option, with fresh berries and cream. There was also a hint of lemon which added some oomph.

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We also shared the hanger steak with dried mushrooms, coffeeand burnt onion on sour dough. This was ridiculously good. The steak was melt in your mouth tender with the flavour and texture of the dried mushrooms and the sweetness of the burnt onions. The best steak sandwich I have tried.

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Shortstop doughnuts also had some amazing looking doughnuts and are doing well at their Barangaroo site

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We are hoping that this test in the Sydney market was favourable for 5 sesnses and Mctavish, as both of these ventures would be a welcome addition to the Sydney cafè scene.

 

10 layer lamington and more @Flour Drum

We all know Newtown is a Sydney dining and drinking hot spot. With so much choice, how do you find the gems? We will help you, with this blog post. The place is called Flour Drum, an ecclectic cafè restaurant toward the St Peters end of King street in the mix with some cool boutiques and op shops. A great place to visit to kill a few hours browsing. But you will need some pre, or post browsing sustanance or even a caffeine kick, and Flour Drum is the place to get it.

Newtown is a little different, in a good way and Flour Drum oozes Newtown. A deceptively large dining space, with street side seating as well a two rooms with plenty of seating for dining in. The cafe is uniquely decorated with to a retro Australiana theme, quirky, yet cool. 

As you walk past you will be taken in by the sweets displayed in the window, as well as the coat of arms in the form of a Kangaroo and emu statue. This shows that the cafè will not take a backward step. This is also reflected in their progressive cusine including some crazy good versions of an Aussie favourite: the lamington. The 10 layered blackforrest lamington is a must, but be warned – you will need someone to share it with or you will need a few sittings to finish it.

We were visiting with the FCBA crew including Cecelia, famishedduo, pa7ricko and bill.desu. We had a great late lunch that rolled into afternoon tea. I loved the menu scribed on the wall where we were seated. 

To start we shared the lentil and zucchini fritters, served with an asian style slaw. The texture and flavour was spot on, so light and fluffy. 

The emperors omelette was also very nice, again with an asian influence, including Japanese and Thai. An open omelette with different flavour combinations that strangely worked, black rice, sake, dried mango, zucchini, sesame seeds, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and Thai onion crisps. An omelette fit for an Emperor.

The mushrooms on toast with poached egg also a tasty breakfast option. We had fun prodding the poached egg trying to create some yolk porn.

A favourite was the house made dumplings with bbq duck, water chesnut, garlic chives and dried wild forrest mushrooms, blitzed to create a flavoursome ravioli style filling with a smooth texture. This served with some fresh egg noodles served in a flavoursome duck and  porcini mushroom broth that had done some time.

Then we were onto the sweets that flour drum are famous for: including the aforementioned 10 layer black forest lamington, a tower of decadance, that was not overly sweet. The apple cake, even better than it looked. The sticky date pudding; always a good option. The rocky road another spectacular sweet, perfect to wash down with a coffee or dirty chai.

Thanks to FCBA for having another memorable event, as alway it is always good to meet fellow passionate foodies. An even bigger thanks to Vic and the friendly crew at Flour Drum for their hospitality. A very enjoyable cafè, loved the decor, the food and the service.

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Breakfast platters @Treetop Cafè

Treetop Cafe, in the heart of the bustling highrise suburb of Waterloo in close vicinity to Zetland/Victoria Park. There are many people living in this area, with only a few choices for eating out. Treetop cafe is coveniently located to cater to the locals. A large open space decorated with greenery playing to the name of the cafè. Also outdoor seating if it is a nice day.

We visited Treetop with a number of foodie friends including Sydney Dinner, Eating with my Food Safari, Sydney food dude and contributor Sakinav. We ordered a variety of drinks to start including some decent coffee and really nice smoothies.

We were all excited to try the breakfast platter and vegetarian breakfast platter, these options making ordering in a group super easy. It is also very impressive having your own personal buffet on your table. Perfect for a family breakfast or catch up with friends and reasonably priced too.

The breakfast platter with something for everyone including eggs three ways(fried, scrambled and poached) a selection of breakfast meats with bacon, ham, salami, chorizo and sausaged. Add a few more breakfast classics of roast tomatoes, butter mushrooms and avocado. Nope not done yet, some favourites too being hash browns and grilled haloumi. A feast not only for your eyes.

The vegetarian breakfast platter equally impressive. Also with eggs three ways, avo, roasted tomatoes, hash browns, haloumi and mushrooms. Add to this charred zucchini, spinach and truffel parmesan baked potatoes. Plenty of variety to fill the belly.

Treetop also have some good flavour combos on their burgers. Who doesn’t like the classic flavours of peking duck and add this to a burger, Yum! Other classic options all very tasty include the 5 spiced pork burger with slaw, the lamb souvlaki burger or clasdic burger with the lot called the Big Boy. 

Get into treetop for your breakfast fix, make it easy with a breakfast platter. If you sleep in, the burgers are a good option. Thanks to the friendly staff for their hospitality and to Treetop for inviting us.

http://treetopcafe.com.au/

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Revamped @Bondi Trattoria

Bondi Trattoria has occupied the southern end of Campbell Parade Bondi Beach for many years. With a recent change in ownership and revamp of the dining space and menu, Bondi Tratt is a must visit. The new owners, both with impressive resumes. Joe Pavlovich running the kitchen, with experience listing the likes of est and most recently the executive chef for the Mangan Group. Alasdair France formerly head of operation for the Hilton and the Mangan Group, taking care of the front of house. This wealth of experience on display through the quality food and impeccable service.

This dynamic Kiwi duo branching out to do their own thing. Like many Kiwi’s before them, Bondi being the location where they start their own venture. The restaurant with a classy upgrade, a stunning outlook over the Iconic Bondi Beach, alfresco dining, an open dining room and semi open kitchen.

Bondi Tratt is a dining space that will appeal to the locals. Now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with decent portions and reasonable prices. As the name suggests, primarily serving Italian fare. However with a wealth of experience and travel under their belt, the menu also has a Euro Mediterranean influence, with a modern approach. Pavlovich focusing on quality, by using local seasonal ingredients, with each dish oozing flavour.

Our visit at night, dining in a group with great company including; Brooke and Kim of Tabberer Terakes, Simon Leong, where_do_I_eat_pete and Walter of eatsydney. This allowing us to sample much of the menu. Easing into the evening with some social lubricant. The drinks list was full of quality, with Australian Italian style wine, boutique beer and amazing cocktails using Australian botanicals. Their version of the Negroni was very enjoyable. They also allow for BYO at $10 per bottle.

 The Antipasti(starters) were impressive, having me salivate whist writing this post. A must, the crispy salmon winglets. Get hands on! Grab a piece, smear it in garlic sauce and have the salmon melt in your mouth. Other options include a nicely seasoned beef tartare, the diamond clams with black pepper vinaigrette a great seaside option. The roasted bugs with garlic and chilli butter and buffalo mozzarella is earmarked to be the new signature dish. Bondi Tratt’s take on tarama dipwas another davourite, a full flavoured dish with bottarga, lemon oil fennel pollen and served with flat bread.


The salads and vegetables are nothing to turn your nose at, great for sharing. The pickled pumpkin salad was nicely balanced with flavour and texture. The creamy raw broccoli salad with salted ricotta, tarragon aioli, with walnuts, apple and onion for added texture, a flavoursome way to eat broccoli. Another option for sharing being the pizza, with the restaurant ensuring the toppings are plentiful.It wouldn’t be a trattoria without pasta, they even have gluten free options. Staying true to the original menu, Joe has kept the original signature dish of angel hair pasta with fresh tuna. I do a bit of diving and spearfishing and can attest to the local seasonal produce, with the use of blue swimmer crab and cuttlefish spaghetti dish. A tasty pasta with the seafood nicely prepared. The casarecce pasta with slow cooked beef cheeks was rich with flavour, a good choice for a cold winters night.

There is a variety of mains; fish of the day, roasted lamb rump and charred black angus sirloin. Bondi Tratt also has specials board to ensure there is always something exciting and new. Keep an eye out for the classic flavour combination of seared scallops and pork belly, perfectly prepared with crisp crackling.

We had to channel our reserve stomach for dessert. The tiramisu was full of suprises, each spoonful with a hidden gems of flavour and texture, with toasted hazelnuts, puffed rice or dehydrated berries. The olive oil and lemon cake with candied cumquat a nice option, if you are looking for a dessert that is not too sweet. The croation style brulee was delishous, silky smooth.

Bondi Beach usually a summer destination, however I enjoy the beach year round and winter is the perfect time to enjoy Bondi without the crowd. The Bondi Beach winter festival is also running with a ferriswheel lit up at night and an ice skating rink. Why not make it an excuse to visit Bondi Beach and to enjoy a great meal at the rejuvinated Bondi Trattoria.

Thanks to Joe and Alasdair for a great dining experience and to Brook and Kim from Tabberer Terakes for introducing us and for the invitation.

http://www.bonditrattoria.com.au/

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Night food markets @ Paddy’s Flemington

With lockout laws putting a downer on Sydney’s night life, what is there to do to have a fun Saturday night in Sydney?  Well, Sydney’s west has a new legit attraction not to be missed: Paddy’s night food markets. They make use of the Flemington markets space which is generally dormant at night. Running each Saturday night from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, a bunch of food trucks rock up to create an instant and diverse food and drink event.
There is something for everyone: bring your friends, partner, kids and dogs. The event has a street party atmosphere with DJ’s pumping out tunes, street artists doing live art displays and hotted up cars doing laps. There are even arcade games to keep you occupied.

It does get busy so it is recommended that you get there early. It may even pay to have a plan, pick your favourites and disperse, allowing you to try all of your favourite options.

Be prepared to feel like a kid in a candy store, there is so much choice and it may get a little overwhelming, take a deep breath and rip in. Where to first???

BAO stop for their $20 happy meal, 2 pork belly Bao and a large serve of their famous peking duck fries. So tasty and such good value.

There is no shortage of burgers including the likes of Chur burger, Chubby buns, gdup burgers Mickey Chews burger truck and more.

Other options include Dirty Bird food truck, Holy Schnit, Bottom of the barrel BBQ and many more. If you are after something clean and tasty, hit up the guys and gals at poke bros. The salmon poke topped with sriracha mayo was the goods. 

The Poke Bros Mars bar cheese cake also caught my eye, it was time to keep clear as this was devoured, defs not sharing this delight. Other dessert options including torch me creme brulee, gelato brioche dessert truck, perhaps retro rosie or even fluffy crunch for some tricked out fairy floss. So many choices and too many to name.

Finish up in a food coma, you may need a caffeine hit to help you get through it. Coffee in a cone seems to be all the rage at the moment, why not see what the fuss is all about and grab one from the good people @pull’nshots. Very impressed that they managed to bang out some latte art in the cone, especially at such a busy event. 

OMG so many options, a return trip definitely in order. A huge thanks to Erin from Forhill digital for inviting us to enjoy this food spectacle.

http://paddysnightfoodmarkets.com.au/

Orange is the new black@ The Winston

We were lucky enough to attend a wonderful wine pairing event by Philip Shaw Wines with food prepared by the chefs at The Winston Hills Hotel. With 60 guests in attendance, three long tables were set up in the dining area and Daniel Shaw at the front with a microphone for him to explain the wines we were trying.

A bit of background first, Daniel Shaw is the son of Philip Shaw, wine maker and owner of the winery in Orange. Orange was selected as the perfect choice for them to have their winery. 3 kms out of Orange, it is a cool area and perfect altitude that allows this coolness as well as sunshine, which allows the grapes to maintain the natural acidity and fruit flavour. The altitude is ideal for production and all vineyards in the area are above 600 m and the only other place is in the world similar is Chile. Orange is the new black, it has approximately 60 vineyards and 30 fantastic wineries that you can visit. Orange also has more hatted restaurants than any city suburb making it a great place for foodies to visit.

The first wine with our entree was a sparkling – the Non-vintage brut. This takes three years to make. It is Non vintage as parts come from other vintages. This spends 12 months in oak, and 18 months in bottle. This enables the creation of complexity and texture in the wine. It had kept a mineral tightness and brioche/buttery flavours, with a stream of bubbles. It was lovely to have with our beef brisket and slaw slider with chilli aioli and pickles which disappeared with in a matter of seconds. 

The second wine was their ‘Architect Chardonnay’ which has been an incredible part of their family. There are 6 types of chardonnays in their vineyards. Called ‘Architect’ tied in with their winery as it has gone through different building processes as they moved the cellar from his house to the alongside the winery. This wine was perfect for seafood or the smoked pork knucle and pearl barley soup which also had a good chilli kick. 

Philp Shaw wines are handmade in the winery; they pick the grapes, the grapes have good balance when they’re taken off the vine. The vineyard is walked through ten times to check the grapes, check again, prune, and then taken off. They believe 99 percent of the production is done by mother nature (which is why winery location is important). The rest is left to the winemakers do. 

Orange near Mt Canobolas has an array or fruits like apples, cherries, and grapes. Orange can be described as a big food basket and is one of our favourite places to visit. It is only fitting that we had some wonderful food to accompany these lovely wines.

We then moved onto red wine. The Merlot Cab with softness and width on the palate, 65 merlot 35 cabernet. The softness that comes through is from the merlot. It retains texture from leaving stalks on the skin. This wine had fullness and it was perfect to accompany our shared 8plate of lamb shoulder served on the bone with a bunch of hearty vegetables. We made an ambitious attempt at finishing this dish.

The dessert was again a decent portion and could have passed as two. The Hazelnut Panacotta served with steawberries and basil and lemon sorbet served with Merangue.  Phillip Shaw don’t do a dessert wine! so we had the Rose, which was perfect as the dessert was sweet enough.

Be sure to check out up coming events at The Winston http://www.thewinston.com.au/.  The events are great value, insightful and more impotantly a great night ot. Thank you to Amy and the Winston Hills for the invitation and to Phillip Shaw wines for the lovely wine and education.

An Indonesian Coffee experience@Q on Harris

Q on Harris is one of our favourite Sydney cafès. When we heard they were doing a coffee workshop, we jumped at the opportunity to attend. The owner Benji is of Indonesian heritage and is a passionate campaigner of the regions coffee exports.

A coffee tasting is called a cupping. This cupping event was held upstairs at the Q on Harris. We arrived upstairs, and were met by Benji who provided us with an education on the coffee regions of Indinesia including West Java and Sulawesi. The region is making efforts to learn from other coffee regions of the world such as South America, by improving the quality through sourcing and production. Seeking to ethically source the coffee in partneship with coffee growers.

The cupping begins with a number of different beans lined up in front of cups of black coffee that have been prepared for the tasting. First, the top of the coffee is skimmer, then we take in the aromas. We then take a small spoon bring it to our mouth, followed by a short, sharp slurp. Lucky Sarah wasn’t in attendance, this would have sent her mad, as she is not a fan of slurping. We then rinsed the spoon and moved onto the next cup and so on. 

It’s interesting how taste is subjective, with each person in the group preferring a different style of coffee. We were lucky enough to be provided with a bag of coffee, that was a preference from the tasting. A well run informative event and at $15, a bargain. Highly recommended! 

Thanks to CPM for inviting us, to Benji and the Q on Harris for the hospitality and an enlightning, enjoyable afternoon.

Hotel and Argentinian BBQ @La Boca @The Stamford Plaza(Sydney Airport)

La Boca bar and grill Argentinan restaurant is an impressive hotel restaurant, a little different from the norm. La Boca is at the base of the Stamford Hotel and only a stones throw from Kingsford Smith Airport Sydney. occupying a huge space with centrepiece being the fire pit (the Asador). The Asador, not only a spectacle, it is what La Boca use to cook their meat. Argentina being famous for their meat, La Boca impressively cooking whole carcuses traditionally over flame on the Asador. The bits that aren’t served are utilised in stocks.

Being in a hotel there is a strong focus on hospitality. The staff were very well drilled and  accomodating. As to be expected being an Argentinian style grill, there are plenty of quality meat options on the menu. The burgers are huge and tasty if you are after a casual meal and a beverage or two from the bar. The are a number of smaller options if you are after a light meal or a starter. La Boca also had a reasonably priced kids menu with games and stuff for them to colour in.

We decided on the three courses for $75. The drinks menu having a good range of Argentinan wine, in particular Malbec, which we love. What better way to start a meal at an Argentinian restaurant, than with a nice glass of Malbec.

The usual option to start is the empanadas which are quite nice to as a starter. This time we decided to try the menu’s newer option being the pumpkin gnocchi and the zucchini flowers. Sharing both options, we were a little thrown by the artichoke in zucchini flowers which had a strong flavour being pickled. We enjoyed the pumpkin gnocchi which had plenty of plavour with a mix of bread crumb herbs, thyme, pine nuts, mushrroms and parmesan pangritata.

This is an Argentinian BBQ ultimately we were here for the meat. The mixed grill being a favourite and called for a return. Cooked on the Asador, this dish is a trio of succulent meat being beef, suckling lamb and suckling pig slow cooked over an open flame. Who doesn’t like crackling and this meal had a couple of different versions and it was delicious. The meat itself was tasty enough to eat without condiments. However the meal came with a tasty chimichurri, which further enhanced the flavour. The mixed grill served with a potato, I assume cooked over the asador. 

We also tried the eye fillet steak cooked on the parilla grill. With meat being the star at this restaurant, quality cuts are used with the asador providing plenty of flavour.

Finishing on a sweet note the strawberry pillow was a nicely presented strawberry mousse. But it is pretty hard to go past a choclate raspberry fondand, just oozing decadence!

If you like meat and BBQ, you should check this place out. We love the Argentian options on the menu, the mix grill being a favourite. A great spot for dining if you are staying near the airport or if you enjoy your BBQ. Thanks to La Boca and the Stamford for inviting us to return to the La Boca and the Asador.

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Warm up @Suminoya Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Thanks to Washoku Lovers, we now call Japanese BBQ one of favourite types of restaurants. We visited Suminoya to try their “all you can eat premium BBQ”. With price ranging between $50-$65 for one and a half hours, and half an hour more to sit and consume the ordered food. There are a few rules – order only as you plan to eat as food wastage is highly discouraged, as it should be. 

You can order as you please from their easy to navigate touch screen menu – which is the typical ordering practice at these type of restaurants. We were excited about the foods on offer, particularly the high quality cuts of meat with a range of seafood, duck, chicken pork and wagyu beef cuts such as rib, harami, rib finger and tongue.

The thin cuts and quality meat meant it was easy and quick to cook, and so tasty to eat. The meat flavour enhanced by the high heat of the BBQ

We ordered a couple of extras like lettuce leaves and bao to wrap our meat up in, making for a nice snack. 

There were a number of vegetables options that cooked up nicely on the BBQ; pumpkin, enoki mushrooms, onion and buttered corn. Tip- one serve is literally one piece, so be sure to order multiple serves at a time, when dining in a group

Not to go past seafood all super fresh we loved the sashimi, large fresh prawns, smaller garlic prawns and scallops. 

There were plenty of sides to choose from like soups, salads tofu and rice dishes. We went for a seaweed and sashimi salad as bell as the bibimba(rice topped with a range of pickled veg, omelette and beef)

Time was almost up, but knew we couldn’t leave without dessert so decided to try the three scoop ice cream which consisted of green tea, black sesame and vanilla / a lovely consistency and very flavoursome. 

The food here was extremely good quality, tasty and we very much like the booths, ordering off a touch screen and selecting different dishes as you go, and stopping as you get too full. The buffet also includes unlimited calpis water and soft drink. You can purchase alcohol to accompany your meal at an extra cost. 

It’s a healthy meal and also fun to cook with your family or friends. It has now become one of our most liked cuisines! It is in the heart of the Sydney CBD near Martin Place, and was quite busy when we were there, so I would recommend booking. 

Thank you to Suminoya for hosting us and to Washoku lovers for arranging this experience for us. Arigatou Gozaimasu!

http://www.yakiniku.com.au/suminoya/
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Just in time for winter @Strings Premium Noodles

Just in time for winter, Strings premium noodles as the name suggests specialises in quality noodles and some amazing broths(soup). This Vietnamese restaurant is the making of a couple: Simone with the support of her husband. They are not unfamiliar to following a recipe, formerly being pharmacists. Their passion is food and they are following their dream by opening this restaurant.
The restaurant is set up to touch on the origins of the cusine, being vietnamese. The setting is modern and clean. Vietnam itself is cycle centric for transport, the restaurant walls decorated with this in mind. 

For starters there were meat skewers, tofu, salads and spring rolls. We are big fans of the Vietnamese style spring rolls and the spring rolls here are at the top of the list. Made fresh on site with a tasty filling and unbelievably crunchy outer shell.

For something larger there are a range of vermicelli noodle salad options and DIY fresh rolls.As this was a cold winters night we could not wait to try the soup options on the menu. As usually the case when visiting a Vietnamese restaurant, the soup servings were large. The 12 hour Pho Bo – rare beef noodle soup as expected was full of flavour, the bone broth was very nice and there were plenty of silky noodles, bean sprouts and herbs to fulfil your hunger.
The Bun Bo Hue has a 10 hour stewed pork and beef bone broth, was extremely impressive and will be my go to and will bring me back when I am craving a bowl of soup to warm me up. This soup was well balanced, with a big hit of flavour and not too spicy. Although if you do like a chilli kick you can add to taste.

Another great soup option, that I haven’t seen in too many restaurants is the Bun Rieu a crab cake and noodle soup, the broth of pork, chicken, prawn and crab, stewed for 10 hours ensuring plenty of flavour. Not short on noodles to fill you up and topped with some crab cakes that have a strong seafood taste.  Might not be for everyone, but if you are adventurous, enjoy a strong crab flavour and are after something different, give it a go. Even if the crab cakes are not for you, the soup is certainly very tasty.

Thanks to Simone for her hospitality, we look forward to returning to savour the flavoursome cusine and especially the amazing soup on offer at Strings.

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A striking cafè @Anvil Cafè and Grocer

Anvil Café and Grocer has moved to a central location in Crows Nest and is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or food on the go and a good coffee. You can also purchase packaged goods like nuts and spices.

The space has a  minimalist style to it, with white chairs and tables, combined with greenery and feels somewhat Scandinavian. Entering into this café, it has a cool vibe, friendly staff and a wealth of products to buy and take home.

We began with tea and coffee and went for something sweet too – a vegan, gluten free donut made by We R Nutie. I wouldn’t normally go for these kind of treats, but it looked outstanding with a caramel topping and popcorn. This was soft and incredibly tasty inside and we devoured it in an instant, not before grabbing a quick pic.

The café sells both all day breakfast and lunch options. The breakfast menu has granola or chia seed pudding, Arabian eggs, Avocado goats cheese and breakfast plates. We chose the chard corn fritters which are really fluffy fritters that are almost the consistency of a pancake topped with greens, yoghurt, lemon vinaigrette and fresh herbs. We really liked these, though think the dish would be even better with some sort of chutney or similar for flavoured sauce.

We decided to also sample their lunch menu and it was a tough choice between the chicken curry or slow cooked beef. We went for the Moroccan beef which was a beautifully cooked slow cooked with a rich sauce, and this casserole type dish included pearl barley, pumpkin, currants, perppercorn and yoghurt.

A lovely café now conveniently located. Anvil has a good range of delicious brunch options and is worth a visit. Thanks to the staff at Anvil for their hospitality and to CPM for arranging our return visit.

http://www.anvilcc.com.au/

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