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Published June 13th 2016
I have driven past this cafe and takeaway place many times but it did not get my attention until I saw a couple of ladies painting a mural on the side wall one day. Excellent, more street art for my collection, I thought.
A collaborative effort from team Wyldling and Peatree
Located on Monash Road at Gladesville, I was intrigued to see the finished piece of work and decided to have lunch here one day with hubby. The art lived up to expectations and good food filled our stomachs.
It is only a little cafe but is big on flavour with new menu options added from time to time as well as special options created for short periods. Open for all day breakfasts and lunch, you can even get your weetbix fix if that is what you're after.
There's good variety with classic Aussie, American and Turkish options – a Bacon, Egg & Haloumi Burger; Big Breakfasts (including a Vegetarian one); yoghurt and fruit; the Juicy Lucy Burger with schnitzel, cheese, bacon, pineapple and salad; Pa-Pa Americano with beef, cheese, pickles, onion, salad and Americano sauce; Falafel Wraps; fish burgers and seafood packs. A sandwich bar is also on hand with gourmet fillings and a 'Create Your Own Brekky' option allows you to mix and match.
Some interesting names as well, like Rusty Ray and the Trump Hot Dog, add to the likeability of this eatery. I decided to have The Two Hander combo, which consisted of beef patty, bacon, pineapple, cheese, lettuce, tomato, beetroot and Monash Sauce on a bun (hold the egg and onions for me) along with chips. It was big, I had to cut it in half to eat it, but boy was it juicy and delicious.
My husband went with the steak sanga and chips combo. The steak was cooked well and equally satisfying with its salad and BBQ sauce. We washed our meals down with coffee and a caramel shake that was served in a glass jar. The latter was perfect and not too sweet.