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Published June 16th 2018
Outstanding cafe food with a great vibe
A unique cafe with exceptional food, Left of Field strives to be outstanding in service and cuisine and they have succeeded in both. I first visited Left of Field for their recent event featuring Queen music and a superb five course menu in collaboration with N2 Extreme Gelato. I was so impressed with the vibe and the delicious food, I knew a return visit would be on the cards. Of course, their infamous Pavlova Pancake was another reason that drew me back to this exceptional eatery.
For the pavlova pancake three exquisitely fluffy, thick pancakes with chunks of tasty meringue are scattered around the boundary of the stacked cakes with raspberries, figs, blueberries, kiwi fruit, strawberries and passionfruit artfully thrown together just like, well, a pavlova. A caramelised banana was stylishly arranged on top. Vanilla custard cream drizzled over this delicious mix created a moat in the ceramic bowl with extra cream in a separate jug added to the mélange. The pancakes were absolutely divine.
My daughter ordered the Toastie, a lovely surprise of two poached eggs sprinkled with chives sitting atop crunchy toast of melted cheese and mushrooms. When the eggs were sliced, the cooked yolk delectably oozed onto the plate. With a sweep of the toast across the sea of gold, this delicious meal was polished off and a broad smile indicated much enjoyment in this meal.
The Mango Smoothie in their signature glass pot was lip-smacking, the hot chocolate was deliciously creamy. Left of Field has a good selection of wines and beer as well as a variety of tea and single origin coffee. Left of Field is an airy space with attractive greenery situated at the top of tall columns and on the walls creating a less industrial look with a pleasant ambience.