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Pilgrims Vegetarian Cafe

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by Samantha Rose (subscribe)
I'm a self-confessed food and coffee snob who loves exploring, new adventures and finding hidden gems. Follow my food obsession on instagram: Motiveater or via my website
Published February 21st 2015
Cute cafe in Cronulla
Do you believe in fate? I guess fate may be too strong a word. Maybe we can use the words lucky coincidence. I should explain myself.

Last weekend my partner and I realised we are always stuck for things to do, despite living in the middle of the buzzing city of Sydney. It dawned on me however, that we often put ourselves in this position and rather than a lack of things to do, this was probably more a result of complete indecision on our behalf. So I put my foot down and screamed to the skies "THIS SHALL HAPPEN NO MORE!!!". Okay maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but I decided to do something about it by creating a list. This list consisted of a range of things to do, from places to go out for coffee, day trips and recommendations from friends and weekend notes.

Once I had completed the list, I wrote each suggestion on an individual piece of paper and put it in a bucket. From now on, when we are stuck for things to do we just choose from the bucket.

That brings us to this morning, when we chose out of the bucket and got "Cronulla coastal walk". Despite the weather not looking too crash hot, we decided we would honour the secret code of the bucket list and go ahead on the path the universe had chosen for that day.

As we got to Cronulla, after looking for a park we finally found one right near the beach. By this stage we noticed it was right on lunch time, we were quite hungry and the weather wasn't looking great.

As we got out of the car, there was a cute little building overlooking the beach. With a slight chill, overcast sky and light rain, the warm lights and friendly feel drew us in.
Warm and friendly feel

So back to the fate thing. I absolutely love food, especially food which is fresh and hearty. So as any other foodie can probably relate, I had already googled "best cafes in Cronulla" on the way there. Pilgrims was one of the one's that had caught my eye, so to find a park right outside meant we had to try it.

Pilgrims is a vegetarian cafe established in 1980 with two other restaurants located in Milton and Huskinson. The vibe at the Cronulla location is quite trendy, styled in an old warehouse with large overhanging lights and windows all around. I am a total sucker for "hipster" cafes so I was pretty pleased from the beginning.

All of the options sounded amazing, with a range of burgers, homemade pies, salads and toasties. There was also a long list of freshly squeezed juices, teas and hot drinks. As there was a bit of a chill in the air I ordered a pot of freshly brewed chai tea and my partner ordered a cappuccino. The tea was strong and creamy with honey served on the side and I am told the coffee was delicious.
This wrap was huge!
...and delicious!

I was definitely not let down with this meal, the only downside I could say was I couldn't finish it! It was huge!

As I am writing this I have noticed on the website they do mexican dinners, served alongside a variety of drinks such as housemade sangria and frozen daiquiris.

This was definitely value for money, with good customer service, and a great relaxed vibe. I can tell you I will be back!
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Why? To escape the crowds
When: Anytime
Phone: (02) 9523 7580
Where: 97 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW 2230
Cost: $6-$15
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