Just back from a very filling lunch at the (surprisingly hipster) Cafe Macquarie in Belmont. Why surprisingly? Well, I just didn’t picture mason jar iced coffees in the highway suburb of Belmont. Nor the haloumi salad with quinoa that I nommed down!
Haloumi Salad with quinoa and greens, $17.50
The greens were a lovely mix – snow peas, broccoli, asparagus, fresh mint leaves, baby spinach and sprouts, with the crunch of pistachio nuts and the zesty lemon juice.
Club sandwich with chips, $15.50
These chips were awesomely crunchy! Would be lovely on their own or with their house made aioli.
The cafe was also involved in the “Block by Block” street art project that’s brightened up the ageing building in the area
26a Macquarie Street
Belmont, NSW 2280
02 4947 0658
Do you want the cheapest, but quality small coffee around?
B-Side Espresso do a small, single shot (cap, latte etc) coffee for $3.50. Great for heading to your employment provider :p
Cnr of Pearson St and Smart St
(02) 4023 1811
Aroma’s is the cafe we tend to go to when, it’s lunchish and we haven’t yet eaten, but would also like to head to K-Mart or Bunnings (but that’s moving soon!) or perhaps to browse at EB games ;)
(yes, we have a Kinnect. Yes, I own a fitness game. I got the older version that DOESN’T have Michelle Bridges, because she makes me gag)
So we brunch… the “big breakfast” is above, and the yummy Spinach and feta quiche with chips and salad below.
Coffees and meals always satisfy!
Tense therapy session on Wednesday because we ended up writing the letter for my “job Capacity Assessment” with Centrelink that I had yesterday. Yes, the assessment went well, reaffirmed my love of Occupational Therapists. and I’m going to be going to a new Job network/ Disability provider next week…. One that is all into aka specialises in people with mental health issues. I also got a rating of being capable of
only” 8-14 hours of work a week. Given I’ve not worked full-time in over three years, this is a relief to have on my record. A relief to be honest and say that I really wanna be a a speech pathologist again, but my mental health issues are holding me back.
Oh we got the coolest coffee cups from Playing the Goat across the road from Centrelink. Tawny frogmouth!!!
So, when I got home from that, I went for my first cup of tea for the year. Dilmah.
Oh, and did you see that I got ordained? *grins*
(that certificate is NOT A4, so if anyone can help me fid a frame to fit it – US sized I guess- I’ll bless you with 2 minute noodles)
I love the new playground, as well as the cafe (despite being a salvos venture) at Speers Point Park!!!
Why not celebrate with a takeaway coffee from Playing the Goat at Charlestown?
Certainly makes the long waits at the Centrelink across the road more bearable!! (Spent way too much time on the phone to them lately! But got there!) The coffee is yum!!
Playing the Goat
12/338 Charlestown Rd
Charlestown NSW 2290
0413 564 459
I love a good blog meet, talking “shop” with people who get that google analytics and referral terms are a thing that matters! A huge thank you to the Newcastle Mirage boys (did you know ZINES were still a thing???) for organising it and getting the beer from Murray’s Brewery for us gals to try!
I may have kittied up, thanks to Kitten Cream and Kitten’s Playpen.
And COFFEE!!! Some gorgeous yums from Common Fix Cold BreW. Gorgeous team behind it and nommy coffee…. esp with VODKA!
Oh hello there Peachy Keen Mumma!!!
mmmm Hello, Naomi bikkies!
You’re a mug mate….