I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics.
I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Published November 23rd 2014
Around six months ago I was taken to a small cafe called the Black Rose in George Street at Liverpool for lunch by Shane an ex TAFE colleague of mine. Shane explained the he and his family had been coming here for a number of years and the food had always been great and there was plenty of it. I had the salt and pepper squid that was to die for as it just melted in your mouth. Shane on the other hand had his usual thin crispy based pizza called the Ducati (ham and pineapple), plus a couple of pieces of garlic bread and because it was during the cooler months of the year we washed down with a cappuccino.
Now I wouldn't have known that this small cafe existed in Liverpool, but for Shane taking me there. The Black Rose Cafe is situated right next to the Liverpool Library at 1/170 George Street Liverpool. This little family run Italian joint would have to be only a handful of restaurants in Liverpool to stand the test of time and Charlie (the boss) told me that it has been operating in the same location for at least 18 years.
The next time you are in Liverpool pop in and try the place out
They not only have a set menu of a variety of dishes, they also have a black board menu that changes with the seasons. There are pizzas, risottos, seafood, pastas, steaks cooked to perfection, bruschetta, spaghetti and meat balls, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown and toast for breakfast, garlic prawns, delicious wedges and so much more.
They have a terrific breakfast menu
Just recently I had the chance to go back there for a lunch get together with a couple of friends. The place was still the same except for the blackboard menu that had changed. Between the three of us we enjoyed the barramundi fresh salad and chips, the Ducati Pizza and garlic bread (guess who had that?) and Tony had the vegetarian risotto for our main meals.
Tony suggested that we may like to try the sweets. So how could we resist? The mango, chocolate and chocolate chip gelato was incredible. They tried to convince me to have more, but two large scoops was plenty. We also had a couple of soft drinks each. The total bill came to $90.30. So not only did we get great food, plenty of it, friendly and quick service, it only worked out to $30.10 each.
At first the mango gelato may not look much, but the taste was melt in your mouth stuff
While there I notice a couple of other customers come in and they said we will have the usual. The usual for them was a piece of tiramisu and a large coffee. When we arrive at midday there were about ten other customers there and by the time we left it was just about full. I found that all of the staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for you.
The warm and friendly staff will cater to your taste delights
Entrees range from $3 to $16 and main meals are between $15 to $24 and the sweets were about $5.
The Black Rose Cafe doesn't have a web site, but it does have a Facebook page which you can go onto and have a look at pictures of many of the mouth watering meals they dish up. So the next time you want to eat with your eyes go to their Facebook page.
They are closed on Sundays, opened from 7.30am to 11pm weekdays and on Saturdays from 11am to 11pm. They are fully licensed so you could also sit down to a good glass of wine or beer to help you while away the hours while having a great feed and great and friendly service.
So the next time you are in Liverpool call in a try the Black Rose Cafe out for yourself. Their phone number is (02) 9821 4600.