About Me

Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Breakfast at The Butcher's Block (Wahroonga, Sydney)

The Butcher's Block opened earlier this year in the suburb of Wahroonga. Ever since it opened there has been a bit of buzz about this very popular cafe and I have had it at the back of my mind to check it out.

When my friends from Canberra told me of their impending weekend in Sydney I suggested we meet up for brekkie.

Having not hung out at Wahroonga before but knowing how busy the village gets, the roads were packed with cars and finding a parking spot can be challenging at peak hours.

The cafe is located in a location which was previously a butcher's shop, hence the very apt name. You can still see remnants of the butcher artefacts hanging in the cafe and the rugged walls are part of the original architecture ( I assume).

This place is packing it in and I loved the vibe! It was family friendly, yet hip!

We decided to sit outside which was located at the rear of the cafe and there were lovely herb beds surrounding the tables. It felt a little like a green house. There was even a chilli plant sprouting right behind where I was seated.

Our breakfast orders were:

Butcher's feed of eggs, mushrooms, tomato, house beans, spicy sausage, black pudding and bacon with sourdough. Thumbs up from J!

Warm marinated forest mushrooms with fresh rocket, shaved Parmesan, and a poached egg on sourdough. T said it was delicious!

One pan bacon and eggs with house made tomato sauce on sourdough. This was my dish and I knew it would not be served in the actual pan (after reading a couple of blog posts) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The eggs were perfectly cooked, there was life in the yolks and I loved the yolks oozing all over the plate. I used the crisply toasted sourdough to mop up! Yummy!!!

We also ordered a couple of smoothies and our choice was Pear and Cinnamon. It's a combination I haven't had before and it was delicious! There was a slight grittiness to the texture of the smoothie due to the pear and just enough cinnamon to taste but not enough to overwhelm the smoothie. Loved it!

And I can honestly say they have a good barista too. I had a very good cup of coffee to boot!

So glad I finally got here. Love the place and I would like to say that I will return and perhaps try out their lunch menu next time.
Cheeky fellas photo bombed my pic!

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The Butcher's Block
15 Redleaf Avenue
NSW 2076
Website: The Butcher's Block Facebook Page

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Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Ooh pear and cinnamon smoothie sounds delicious. Going to have to give that a go this weekend :)

Mr C @ The Food Diary said...

That one pan bacon and eggs look quite awesome :D

Cindy said...

Hi Helen, isn't it nice to try out different recipes? This smoothie was an interesting combo!

Cindy said...

Hi Mr C, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! It was a rather nice dish actually! :)

Golden Sun Restaurant said...

Wow, this looks like a great place to hang out, food looks fantastic. Been really busy managing a a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area but love learning about great eats :) I wish you guys would feature local restaurants near my area :)

Cindy said...

Hello Golden Sun Restaurant, firstly thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to post a comment. :)

I actually checked where your restaurant is and it is located in Queensland. A bit too far for me unless I am there for a holiday. But I do hope that local food bloggers will check you restaurant out sometime soon. :)

Sarah Shimmy said...

I have been meaning to try this place out for so long! (Being a Wahroonga resident myself) Shame it is not open on Sundays, which is the perfect day to treat yourself to a breakfast!


Cindy said...

Hello Sarah, thanks so much for visiting my blog! You should try to get there on a Saturday! You will enjoy it and you're a local to boot! Hehe! :)