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Published May 14th 2014
As it was Mother's Day on Sunday, being a mother of three and having a husband who was away for work I did what any smart mother would do. I took myself and the children out for breakfast. With the kids in tow we headed off up the Blue Mountains to find somewhere nice. The first little township of Glenbrook is a gorgeous place. It have two main streets lined with cafes and unique little stores. Vintage, eclectic, trendy stores all of different styles and budgets.
I knew where I wanted to go, it was Café 2773. This particular café is newly refurbished and under new management. What the new owners have done with the place is amazing! The once old fibro home is transformed into Glenbrook's busiest and trendy café. Behind the white picket fence is an alfresco are overlooking a cubby house for the young children to play in. Perfect for mum and dad to have a relaxing meal whilst watching the kids. If the cubby house isn't enough the two mini pigs and yard of chooks at the rear of the property is sure to get them excited. The funky atmosphere and children's play area cover all people, if you have no children and prefer a quieter lunch, then the tables inside the house cater for those. Obviously with my little wild heard the closer I could be to the animals and play equipment meant the more enjoyable my breakfast would be.
Being the one day of the year when no mothers should have to cook clean or entertain their children the café was packed. When entered the white picket fence at Café 2773 we were greeted by a maitre d who proceeded to explain the how busy the place was going to be. We're expecting it as I knew the popularity of the new café. We put our name down for a table and played at the park down the road for 20 mins. Within 10 mins of arriving back we had a table ready out in the perfect autumn sun in full view of all the outside. I secretly fist pumped the air as I knew my kids would be not as annoying with the positioning of our table. Once we placed our order which for 9 am in the morning considered of a margarita wood fire pizza, yes you head me correctly we ordered pizza for breakfast, we then explored the cubby house and the animals with my children. What fun my two year old had making friends and watching the farm animals. My 12 year old son on even enjoyed himself hanging out around the café.
The coffees came and being a coffee connoisseur, a quiet a picky one at that, it was fantastic. The strength was great as was the temperature perfect, not at all over boiled. Next came out the pizza, perfectly crispy from being the wood fire oven. The mozzarella stringy and the bocconcini slightly melted. My daughter of Italian decent was very impressed and ate ¾ of the pizza before the rest of the meals came. The brekkie tasting plate had chorizo, basil pesto, smoked salmon and egg and smashed avocado. The plate was for one however more than enough to share between two. The children meals were no exception, they over exceeded the standards already set. My son ordered the kids pancakes which to his words 'was the best pancake he ever tasted'.
Despite the wait time between our coffees and our meals being longer than most (obviously due to the day) we had more than enough to do, see and chat about to thoroughly enjoy the morning. The wait staff were run off their feet yet they still maintained a very professional and happy positive attitude, we could not fault the service. As a big call this is I would have to say this may have to be one of the most enjoyable mother's day yet. Perfect venue, great company, fantastic food. Thank you Café 2773 and my children for a fabulous morning! When venturing to the Blue Mountains this is definitely worth a quick (or long) stop in before you continue up the mountain.
One last note to all mums out there if your family won't take you on Mother's Day, take yourself out. We work hard and deserve to be waited on (and not have to do the dishes after the kids have made us breakfast). Why not wait for Mother's Day treat yourself, small little rewards through the year will help keep our sanity. This is what I tell my husband when he looks at our bank statements and complains.