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Published August 24th 2013
A healthy cafe breakfast doesn't have to be boring
After a few days break down at the Gold Coast, we found ourselves searching for a nice spot for breakfast due to having to vacate our apartment quite early. A couple of minutes walk from Burleigh Heads beach found us at The Pantry Café where a sunny spot was waiting for us outside.
The Pantry Cafe providing indoor and outdoor dining
We were warmly greeted by a staff member who asked us if we would like a drink while we were perusing the menu. I'm starting to become a little wary of ordering coffees lately. I'm not a coffee connoisseur by any means, but there's been too many times in the past few weeks where I've been served coffee that tasted like they forgot to actually put the coffee in the machine and ended up with something more like coloured warm milk. There was no problem with that here - the coffee was served promptly and tasted great.
When I'm going out for breakfast, it is nice to be able to try something different from the standard fare. Personally, I can't handle the bacon & eggs too early, so I normally go for the naughty sweet offerings like pancakes or waffles – thoroughly enjoyable but maybe not the most healthy start to the day. This is something I didn't need to concern myself with here. I was really impressed with the variety of options, incorporating both the traditional dishes such as eggs benedict, waffles, crepes, pancakes, bacon & eggs, bircher muesli and fruit salad but also more healthy options such as Asparagus Hollandaise with fresh asparagus, poached eggs & hollandaise sauce on toasted Turkish bread or avocado, poached eggs and grilled tomatoes on toasted rye.
The dish that immediately took my eye was the sweetcorn and zucchini pancakes with smoked salmon, asparagus, spinach and hollandaise sauce. For $18.90, it was beautifully presented with plenty of salmon, crispy asparagus and tasted delicious.
My husband loves his more traditional weekend splurge so opted for the big breakfast. Priced at $15.90, it consisted of bacon, eggs, sausage, hash brown, grilled tomato and toast. He's a guy that loves his food and found there was plenty to satisfy him for the rest of the morning.
Having a quick look at the menu before we left, the lunch options also look varied and very well priced so we may have to make an effort to visit there at another time and a little later in the day to try them out.
There are quite a few great little cafes around the Burleigh Heads shopping area but I urge you to certainly give this one a go. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.