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Cafe On Monash

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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
A writer sharing travels, experiences, a love of festivals & events. Life is a journey and I hope to inspire others. Visit my blog at https://www.travelwithirenke.blogspot.com
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.

Cafe On Monash artwork
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.

Cafe On Monash Gladesville
Small and intimate but big on flavour


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.

The Two Hander Cafe On Monash
The Two Hander


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.

Steak sandwich Cafe On Monash
The tender Steak Sanga


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.

coffee milkshakes Cafe On Monash
Drinks galore to choose from


Drink-wise there's a variety of teas to choose from as well as smoothies, freshly-squeezed juices, iced chocolate and your regular cold drinks in cans and bottles.

The piece-de-resistance was my takeaway afternoon tea, a chocolate brownie. Soft, not too rich and just the right amount of nuts. It's the best I've had.

chocolate brownie Cafe On Monash
My decadent brownie


Another plus is this cafe also takes orders and delivers too, being great for those lazy and wet days.

With friendly service and reasonable prices, ranging from $3-14, we'll definitely be going back.
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Why? For art and food
When: 5.30am-3pm Mon-Fri, 5.30am-1pm Sat
Phone: 02 9817 2708
Where: 13 Monash Rd, Gladesville
Cost: Good value from $3 & up
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