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Published December 29th 2014
Forget the Christmas leftovers, chill out at Golosia's
Christmas is over, the relatives have departed. Forget bits of turkey submerged in the previously clean cream carpet, or tiny bits of tinsel scattered throughout from the many cooling and blowing devices keeping us refreshed and unflappable on the hot summer's day. Forget the cooking, I'll just have the plum pudding leftovers for breakfast, the pavlova for lunch, oh and did I say … dinner? I just want to 'chill'. Then a friend suggested a post-Christmas get-together at a local café and I was relieved from this bombsite which was home.
Four of us arrived at Golosia Café and were greeted by warm, friendly staff.
It was the afternoon and it was crowded inside, so we sat under a canopy in the outdoors. A refreshing carafe of water and glasses arrived while we perused the menu. The café is situated on a busy road next door to Harris Farm Markets and Woolworths. On this day, though, it was quiet. Ah, take a breath and re-group after Christmas.
One companion had a chocolate muffin. She remarked that the muffin was nice for an afternoon treat and the flavour was okay but not "spectacular", she said.
We both had a strawberry smoothie and we agreed that these were delicious. Another companion had a banana muffin and an iced chocolate. She said the muffin was tasty and the iced chocolate was invigorating on this warm afternoon.
I've had raisin toast at a number of cafés, all containing a variety of spices lifting the bread with wonderful flavours and aromas. The raisin toast at Golosia's lacked a 'kick', a vitality of spice that when added to food gives it a wonderful zest to the taste buds.
Overall, Golosia's Café has great attentive staff. It's in a good position to attract customers from nearby shops and from passing traffic. The food, though, could be improved. The lunch menu and sandwich menu did not inspire me to order as I have been to a few cafés with similar menus. If their menus and cakes had some difference that would set them apart from other cafés, particularly in the Gladesville and Hunters Hill areas where cafés are numerous, then I would return. Having said this, though, it was still a place that I could sit back and chill with friends while enjoying the afternoon breeze beginning to sweep across this setting.