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.
From The Spot on Beaumont Street, Hamilton: Corn and Feta Fritters with Mushroom, spinach and tomato relish. Oh so yum!
From Cafe Pennoz in the Tuggerah Business Park: Vege Nachos. I had time to kill at work one day so I treated myself.
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!).
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)
Sunday morning brunch at Estabar, out in the sunshine. A coffee to perk me up.
Avocado, lemon and feta from the special’s board, with gluten free toast. Notice how they’ve figured out us food bloggers and instagrammers???
Caught up with @SawHole at Frankies for our first time actually getting together in the city we live in!!! Delish Almond and Pear friand for me, and a late breakkie for Lisa. While confusing the staff while talking blog-speak ;) Tweet
Birthday present from the MIL. *bounce* Busy busy 30th birthday weekend! Let’s recap in photos :) :) (photo heavy post ahead! Woo!) I got a Hello Kitty cake!! :D :D 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 [...]
Breakfast on Thursday morning in Hobart was at the Machine Laundry cafe, a retro, coin laundry cum hipster cafe in Salamanca Square. Rish had the spiced pumpkin, ricotta and butterscotch hotcakes, while I went for some semidried tomato risotto cakes. Fruit frappe, $6 Machine Laundry Cafe 12 Salamanca Square Hobart 7000 TAS Click ‘play’ on [...]
Choc Pancakes Charged with the responsibility of making a decision about what to do for Mum’s birthday (which fell ON the Queen’s Birthday holiday this year) I detoured via Hippo Espresso on my morning walk that day, in the bucketing rain, to pop my head in and make a booking at the most child-friendly cafe [...]
Bircher Muesli, mmm pepitas and cranberries Went for a late breakfast on a Thursday morning with my parents at Hughzies at Toronto. I’ve been there a couple of times now, for different meals, and I’ve always been impressed :) Mum had the Bircher Muesli, and I had the fruit salad, stealing her honey to top [...]
So, I used o go to Goldberg’s on Darby Street Newcastle all the time. I have memories of playing Euchre with Rish and his parents there after a day at the beach during high school. With a mini Pochacco deck of cards. I was so happy with the breakfasts we got there over the weekend. [...]
Caught up with friends for breakfast/lunch/something after waaaay to long (hey they’d been to Korea and the US in meantime!) at Cafe Newtown near the train station. I had a delish fruit salad, and a coffee of course. My friends split olive tapende toast with feta and a burger. So many cafes in Newtown, so [...]