I am a freelance reviewer in Sydney, and lover of sharing my experiences in all things food, wine, entertainment and travel related.
Published July 10th 2012
There is no doubt about it breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. You are either a 'I must have breakfast' person or a 'I never eat breakfast' person. If you are the latter, I believe you haven't been exposed to a delicious breakfast meal.
Sure, lunch and dinner do have some strong points, but there is nothing better than a freshly brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast to refuel your energy levels to give you a head start on the day.
Enjoying breakfast can help lift your mood and has been shown to help with improving concentration levels, and energy, as well as being great for the metabolism.
After heading out to Kiama and looking for a great place for a late breakfast/brunch, I stumbled across a bustling café on the main street of Terralong Street called Café Parkview.
Lucky for me, what I didn't realise until I sat down and ordered a coffee, is that Cafe Parkview is apparently an award winning establishment which has received the 2009 Best Café on the NSW South Coast award, as well as the 2010 Best Breakfast Restaurant on the NSW South Coast.
Immediately, myself and my counterpart tore into the breakfast menu to sample the fare that claims all these great awards. The polite young waitress took our orders and it wasn't long before we received our feasts, which included the Vegetarian Breakfast, The Crepes with Maple Syrup, and the Kiama Scramble Deluxe.
As a non vegetarian, I ordered the Vegetarian breakfast with a side of bacon, just for some additional protein. The portion of the meal was sizeable and included thick white toast, avocado, poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach and potato rosti. Oh and of course, the side of bacon. The breakfast was hearty, filling and served with a smile.
The crepes were delicious too, but the standout breakfast meal was the Kiama Scramble Delux. Served on thick white toast, the eggs were scrambled with a delightful mess of corn kernels, chorizo pieces, and ricotta cheese. The mix of flavours was creative and tasty and is definitely a palate pleaser.
Kiama is a weekend destination every two months to meet family who live further south.
Always looking for somewhere to have a light lunch on arrival before checking into our accommodation.
Will give this one a try on our next visit.
Our usual 'go to' is Dolphins on the corner of Terralong Street (near the overhead railway bridge). Coffee is good as are the wraps.