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
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!
We headed to Canberra for Xmas this year, to help people move house and to be with Bruce’s family. There are two vegans and a vegetarian in the household, so the menu for Christmas lunch was an array of delicious salads, some chicken and feta for us meat eaters, and fruit salad and pavlova for dessert. A deliciously healthy and filling meal that made for awesome leftovers!!!
Potato Salad (vegan)
Crispy Noodle Salad (vegan)
Garden Salad with Olives (vegan)
Vegan “Sausage” Roll. WAY better than the usual grey meat.
Chicken. I had to shred these BBQ chooks because noone else in the kitchen would touch them. I really don’t like stuffing or that ewie chicken jelly.
Tasty tasty salty feta.
Fruit salad. Yummy Yummy.
That evening, those aged over 13 played cards against humanity…. interesting explaining to your bf’s son what “bukakke” is… But a super fun game!
A delicious Xmas. I’ve always had a salad based Xmas lunch – it’s the Irwin side of the family way – so really enjoyed this!
Om nom nom.
Oh and I got Diet Coke for xmas! Twice!
Popped out for lunch today, and ended up in the main street of Belmont…
How cheap are these burgers? I got the “plain” beef burger for $5.50 (below) and Bruce got the “Malibu” gourmet burger with a home made chicken schnitzel for $10. Standard salad toppings were a given on both and the meats were awesome :)
Munchies Sandwich Bar
592 Pacific Hwy,
Belmont NSW 2280
(02) 4947 7212
Cutest Babycinos Ever ($1 each)
Went for a late lunch /slash afternoon tea with the family for my birthday. Cupcakes and babycinos for the kids, cake and coffee for my Mum and sister, and meals for B and I because I couldn’t face cake, and hadn’t had lunch…
My awesome chicken burger – $18
The insides – chicken, tomato, cheese, lettuce, aioli, avocado
Bruce’s eggs benedict and slushy
468 The Esplanade,
Warners Bay NSW 2282
(02) 4948 0800