breakfast

Caught up for Brunch with my Mum the other week, and I have to say I love places that do an all day breakfast menu. This meant I could get these wonderful fritters after midday when Mum was ready for a wrap :)

bella beans
Corn fritters with roasted tomato, guacamole and sour cream, $13

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Turkey, cranberry and avo wrap with nummy chips, $13.

Top that off with some really yum coffees. :D

Bella Beans
450 The Esplanade, Warners Bay NSW 2282
(02) 4947 4999

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Slowly slowly, cafes and restaurants on the Central Coast and Newcastle and venturing beyond having a single vegetarian item on the menu, and giving options for those who don’t want meat in every meal. Admittedly, most are still full of cheese and/or mushrooms (which is okay until your vegetarian date doesn’t like mushroom, or your friend is vegan) but they are getting there.

Here are a few (cheesy – so glad I’m back on the dairy, though my waistline might not be) vego options I’ve had over the past couple of weeks.

The Spot, Beaumont Street HamiltonThe Spot, Beaumont Street Hamilton

From The Spot on Beaumont Street, Hamilton: Corn and Feta Fritters with Mushroom, spinach and tomato relish. Oh so yum!

Vege Nachos

From Cafe Pennoz in the Tuggerah Business Park: Vege Nachos. I had time to kill at work one day so I treated myself.

vegetarian pizza , hungry wolf, Terrigal

From Hungry Wolf’s Pizza, Terrigal: Dom’s Special (Cheese, tomato, mushrooms, onion, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, olives, garlic and chilli (optional) – minus the mushrooms and chili. It’s always a nice little delight to get artichoke on something. Way back when I worked in Tuggeranong (not to be confused with Tuggerah), there was a cafe downstairs at Homeworld that sold an amazing vegetarian foccacia with roast Mediterranean veges which I loved… and made me realise that I did like artichoke (from a jar anyway!).

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Friday night dinner – Santorini, Terrigal

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Souvlaki!!!!

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Moussaka

Saturday Breakfast – Caffe Jam, East Gosford

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Bacon and Egg Roll – simple just good

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Mushroom “bruschetta” – maybe too much mushroom!

Saturday Dinner – Tali plate at Royal Sweets Blacktown

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Sunday afternoon tea – Chocolates del Mondo, Burwood

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Tropical Sundae – with mango and passionfruit icecreams :)

Sunday Dinner – Cafe Bello, Westfield Burwood

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HUGE seafood marinara.

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Vege burger

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Saturdays are for Eating

October 20, 2012 · 5 comments

Breakfast at Hippo, Warners Bay

Hippo Espresso Warners Bay

A surprisingly nice combo of fruits – no kiwi to pick out!

Hippo Espresso Warners Bay

Spanish Omellette

Hippo Espresso Warners Bay

Hippo Munch

And lunch at Bella Natural Food Co, Terrigal

Bella Terrigal

Gorgeous rice salad

Bella Terrigal

Quinoa, lentil and chick pea salads

Bella Terrigal

Dips with Turkish Bread

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Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Sunday morning breakfast with some of my nearest, dearest, and fittest (! they all did Tough Mudder, and lived through it, 3 weeks ago!) high school friends.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Home made baked beans with poached eggs for Rish (similar, but not the same as Lisa had last time I was there for a meal)

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

My mushrooms, spinach, tomato and aoli on gluten free toast.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Avo on toast for Amanda.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Benedict and bacon for Phil.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

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Newcastle

Newcastle springs. Been a little while since I’ve lived through one, but I remember now, too hot in the sun for a jumper, but the second the clouds come in with that strong wind, the jumper is back on again in an instant. Always carry one, something light, black, and tied around your handbag.

(which is my advice for a Canberra summer evening, btw)

Estabar

Sunday morning brunch at Estabar, out in the sunshine. A coffee to perk me up.

Estabar

Avocado, lemon and feta from the special’s board, with gluten free toast. Notice how they’ve figured out us food bloggers and instagrammers???

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Breakfast beans and feta with sourdough for Rish.

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Pear and walnut bread.

Some nice light brekkies to start our Sunday :)

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Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

Newcastle turned on the sunshine for our friends visiting from Canberra over the weekend.

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

A little different to the -4 overnight they’d come from!

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

We took them out for breakfast at Merewether Surfhouse Cafe, making it there 10 mins before the 11:30am cutoff for ordering breakfast.

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

(they were out of polenta, which is understandable given the late order, but I was very happy with what I got in its place!)

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

Vittoria Coffee is such a Newcastle thing… This was perfect. They initially mixed up Angel’s coffee order, but were happy and helpful in sorting it out :)

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

Rish and I went for a couple of Vegetarian options:

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

Sweet corn fritters for him, which he thoroughly enjoyed

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

And Portobello mushrooms with feta for me. Mmm…

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

Angel went the Benedict,
And Aqua the Big Breakfast:

Breakfast @Merewether Surfhouse

Gorgeous views! :)

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Morning walk, part of my ritual.

Part of my sanity.

Now adjusted to include an apple or other piece of fruit, to keep my stomach from eating itself before I can properly hit up breakfast.

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Frankies Place

Caught up with @SawHole at Frankies for our first time actually getting together in the city we live in!!!

Frankies Place

Delish Almond and Pear friand for me, and a late breakkie for Lisa.

Frankies Place

While confusing the staff while talking blog-speak ;)

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Hello Kitty Earrings
Birthday present from the MIL. *bounce*

Busy busy 30th birthday weekend! Let’s recap in photos :) :) (photo heavy post ahead! Woo!)

Hello Kitty Cake!
I got a Hello Kitty cake!! :D :D

Birthday Weekend!

I babysat the kids so my sister and her husband could go see a movie. I have now changed nappies. And introduced Ez to the wonder that is Dolmades.

Birthday Weekend!

Stayed overnight in Sydney at the Sebel Surry Hills

Birthday Weekend!

$140 on Wotif as a Wot Hotel?

Birthday Weekend!

Rocked out to The Tea Party at the Hordern


Paint it Black Cover in the encore


Save me

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Four people back, front and centre :p

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Ticked over into my Birthday somewhere in Surry Hills.

Birthday Weekend!

Wore cat ears. And tights. But not jeans and a black tshirt, as was the uniform of choice for Tea Party fans.

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Had breakfast at Toast, Surry Hills.

Birthday Weekend!

Toby’s Estate coffee

Birthday Weekend!

Moroccan Breakfast for Rish

Birthday Weekend!

Mexican for me (minus egg). Corn fritters, avocado and halloumi under there.

Birthday Weekend!

Fought the kids for some biscuits.

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Took more photos for the collage at Ez’s 21st ;)

Birthday Weekend!

Dinner with the family

Birthday Weekend!

At the very Gluten-free friendly Zinc, On Darby Street.

Birthday Weekend!
Garlic Bread (gf)

Birthday Weekend!
Whitebait

Birthday Weekend!
Coq au vin (gf)

Birthday Weekend!
Beetroot Cured Salmon (gf)

Birthday Weekend!
Lamb Shanks

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Gluten free cake from Snows

Birthday Weekend!
Princess! With crown and Hello Kitty Earrings.

Birthday Weekend!

Yay!

Now back to normal, hey??

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