A free-spirit studying psychology at the University of Sydney.
Published October 25th 2017
Cronulla's Little Mediterranean Tasting Plate
A beautiful sunny morning saw a relaxing, healthy brunch down in HAM Cronulla the other day. A family-run cafe and deli, it's teeming with beach-town air, frothy coffee and colourful Mediterranean bites.
The Greek heritage in the kitchen here makes for a tasty menu. The all-day brekkie list has a range of sweet and savoury - from the Chia Seed Trifle ($11.50) to the Ham Hock and Egg Roll with relish ($12.90), to the Burrato Bruschetta with dukkah, glazed walnuts and trifle-infused honey for a bit of sugar and spice ($15.90).
Similarly, lunch sees a number of delicious seasonal dishes. If you're keen for a Mediterranean tasting board, there's the Antipasto Platter ($15.90-21.50) including olives, Burrata, veggies and spreads. Or, the Taverna Plate ($21.50) including but not limited to: cured octopus, pork neck, and Spanakopita, a spinach and feta pastry.
I ordered a Soy Chai Latte to start which came in a tinted glass, with an adorable froth heart. Just the pick-me-up this sleepyhead needed! My friend and I made our own little tasting platter of HAM by ordering two of the brekkie bowls, each packed with healthy goodies.
We had the Green Bowl which was basically a pile of nutritious green - kale, brussel sprouts, avo - with feta, pistachios and a hint of spice (chilli oil). Also the Nourish Bowl, with quinoa, sweet potato, hummus, avo, sauerkraut, sesame seeds, and few other things thrown into this mix of flavour and textures. Both bowls ($15.90 each) are topped with an egg for a dose of delicious protein.
Lots of healthy treats await you at this Cronulla Cafe with an infusion of the Mediterranean. On the corner of Ocean Grove Avenue near Heart and Soul, it offers plenty of space to sit and unwind; inside or catch some rays outside. Alternatively, grab something from the deli take-away and head on down to the beach (minutes walk).