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Published March 11th 2017
Unique merging of cafe styles
The Inner West is one of Sydney's earliest suburbs with historic terraced houses and cute cottages alongside attractive renovated residences. Birchgrove, situated next to Balmain, is one such suburb that has undergone a revolution in recent years with families and couples moving into the area, transforming this suburb into a charming residential community. Alongside this burgeoning area, has been an explosion of cafes and restaurants, each attempting to be unique from the other. Charlotte Cafe at Birchgrove is truly distinctive. Middle Eastern cafe fare merging with traditional breakfast and lunch cuisine creating a diverse arrangement of options.
My partner and I arrived for lunch and initially it was crowded and noisy. After 40 minutes, many people had dispersed and the clamour decreased. My partner ordered the Mediterranean Omelette containing mushroom, eggplant, goats cheese and pesto which included very tasty spices ($16.50). This was served with crunchy sourdough and salad. When the omelette arrived, we were amazed at the generous size and how flavoursome this omelette was.
Charlotte Cafe at Birchgrove has been around for nine years. This first venture expanded into five more Charlotte Cafes around Sydney founded by Jason Ghebar. It is a family business but Mama oversees the menu selection and cooks up many of the dishes using her secret blend of spices. There are many other delectable delights on display.