Scope Mount Stromlo recently opened in the grounds of the Mount Stromlo Observatory. While my parents were visiting over the weekend, I took them up there for breakfast.
(Bring your woolies if you’re going to sit out on the balcony! Or ride up, like most of the lycra-clad partons on Saturday morning did)
From the website:
The café is set in an architecturally designed, award-winning building with comfortable and eclectic styling. The eating area is framed by floor to ceiling glass and a large balcony, which provides 180-degree views of the Murrumbidgee Corridor of the Brindabella Ranges. Just outside are the mammoth remains of the telescopic domes of the Observatory that make a spectacular backdrop for breathtaking sunsets almost every day of the year.
Can you spot a roo?
Soy latte, $3.80
I start with my usual soy latte – and awesomely don’t have to pay extra for soy (or decaf if that’s you’re thing!)
My parents both ordered the “Big Ben” a HUGE Eggs Benedict with bacon and sourdough from Flute Bakery. There’s a layer of bacon between the sourdough slices!
Needless to say, Mum didn’t need lunch til quite late!
I got them to put together an eggless breakky ;) Bacon, roast tomato and gluten free bread. Yum :) Should have asked if they had avocado though, it would have topped it off.
I think a nice addition to their breakfast menu would have been some sort of fruit salad, I’m sure of of the cycling crew might agree :) But they were happy to alter the combinations that morning for me.
(I’m looking forward to them sorting out their liquor licence so I can drag my workmates up there for Friday drinks! They’re planning to open late on a Friday and get some telescopes out too! They want everyone up the hill by 8pm, but if things are kicking on, then I don’t see you getting kicked out)