Despite its unassuming appearance, Pave Cafe at Norwood is a popular place where you can enjoy coffee and a good range of Australian-style cafe food. While their menu divides their dishes into a breakfast and brunch selection, all of them can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
We liked that the pulled chicken in the Pulled Chicken Sandwich was succulent and complemented sell by the smoky free-range bacon. An element of freshness was provided by the spinach and avocado. Aioli imparted a garlicky taste to the dish. The freshly baked bread was toasted to the correct degree to make eating the dish an enjoyable experience.
Pulled Chicken Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Pave's omelettes can be ordered made with either two or three eggs, allowing customers to tailor the portion to suit their appetite. The bacon in our Bacon, Mushroom, Onion and Tomato Omelette was cooked just right and partnered perfectly by the earthy mushrooms and sweet tomatoes. The omelette was fluffy with a golden brown exterior. Served with the omelette was toasted rye bread and butter that can be spread on the bread to provide a bit of moistness.
Bacon, Mushroom, Onion and Tomato Omelette (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Offered as one of the specials during our visit, the banana filling in the Banoffee French Toastie was not too mushy and the butterscotch sauce added a delightful caramel flavour. Peanut praline provided a crunchy element to the dish, and the whipped cream was a foil to the other ingredients. The brioche used in the dish was notable for being cooked like French Toast, as opposed to merely being toasted.
Banoffe French Toastie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The open-air style seating of the café, tucked between two buildings, gave it a quirky atmosphere that is much different from the other cafes we have visited. If you are looking for delicious coffee and café-style food while at Norwood, consider giving Pave Café a try.