Freshwater Village just 10 mins drive from Manly has become quite the cafe strip and now has small bars sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. The newest kid on the block is Room Two Ten Bar Cafe which just opened in early September this year and has definitely found its feet.
The owner, Steve Carroll, has created a delightful cafe bar that you will feel right at home in during the day or evening. The fit out has been done with eclectic style not quite retro. A collection of old and new furnishings offering comfort and simplicity allowing the beauty of good food and drinks to shine.
More and more I find on the northern beaches people are opting to dine local to where they live rather than make a trip to Manly or further into the City due to the difficulty at times in getting home late at night. Dining local is the smart choice if you wish to partake in a few relaxing bevies. No need for a car or taxi as you can just take a short stroll home. Though if you want to party on late into the night you can easily hop on a 139 bus right out the front of the cafe straight to Manly.
This new cafe has different spaces for you to enjoy. The outside tables are protected from the weather but allowing fresh air to breeze through. A popular spot for late afternoon drinks with friends straight off the beach. Or why not take the load off your feet after a shopping spree at any of the fabulous boutiques, homeware and gift shops nearby. I managed to clear my Christmas shopping list at Zamia Homewares which was full of interesting, unique things to buy and of course I wanted to keep all the gifts for myself. I could have spent a couple of hours in that shop. All the more reason to pop into Room Two Ten after for a refreshing drink.
The menu at Room Two Ten offers a good variety of healthy fare; ample choices for breakfast, some regular favourties along with vegetarian options. For lunch you can munch on a healthy salad like The Roman, Grilled Haloumi or Beef Tenderloin. If you are feeling starved after that morning surf or shopping spree you can go for more substantial choices such as Lamb Shank Pie $18.50 or a Shredded Pork Burger $16.00. The menu has new items added every two weeks to keep your coming back for more.
A dinner menu is offered Friday and Saturday evenings and also changes every two weeks with a set price for each course which is great if you are dining as a group and need to gather payments at the end of the night.
There is even a great space at the rear of the Cafe where you can have a large group. Clever styling of the back wall with a painted landscape scene makes you feel you are at the entrance of a lovely garden.