Having spent the last few years living abroad I now wish to rediscover my home city of Sydney to keep that 'travelling feeling' and share my findings with those that might want a bit of inspiration.
Published November 26th 2014
Delicious brunches on the sparkling South Coast
For lovers of a great food providore, you can't beat Jervis Bay's 'Supply'! Not only is it a luscious dining haven of all things healthy, fresh and delightful, it offers a wide array of take-home morsels to heighten your home cooking. Chutneys, pasta sauces, vegetables, dukkah and oils, what they don't have in the store you probably wouldn't want anyway!
Like any hospitality haven, the proof of the product is seen by sheer numbers of 'bums in seats', and when wanting to fill our bellies on a Sunday at 10am; we were just more in the mass flocking to the café in Huskisson Jervis Bay.
Offering seating to around 30-40 pax, the wait for a table was around 15 minutes; however unlike waiting at many hip and trendy establishments with nothing to look at; the wait at Supply was enjoyable. Beach and bay vista with sparkling blue waters and of course; the array of take home goodies. Watching other tables food come out was inspiring and ensured we didn't depart to any of the other nearby café's with available tables.
The breakfast salad ($16) was the reason why we had journeyed to Huskisson for our morning refuel; and it did not disappoint. Mountains of spinach, generous serving of avocado, roasted tomatoes, 2 poached eggs and slices of haloumi all dressed in dukkah and a light dressing. The ladies next to us couldn't help but exclaim when they saw it, and it definitely hit the top 5 of my breakfasts of all time. Too often cafes don't look further than the standard toast to accompany eggs, and for the gluten intolerant out there; a tomato or mushroom substitution doesn't always fit the bill. The generous serving of fresh goodness was a winner not only in appearance but taste and is being replicated by local cafes in the area who all want a piece of the health-conscious brekkie crowd. Hurry up Sydney eateries; jump on board.
There are other menu items that deviate from the standard offerings of every local café that really elevate this venue above the competition. From vanilla bean pannacotta served with a honey almond granola, pomegranate and kaffir lime leaf salad ($12) to blueberry pancakes with whipped maple butter, maple syrup and candied walnuts ($16). They do also offer standard items such as Bacon and eggs with Turkish bread ($13) and natural muesli with fresh or stewed fruits and yoghurt (10)
Accompanying coffees were robust in flavour, and the café offered a wide range of beverages (and food items) to suite any palate. With both dine-in and takeaway available the venue provides a one-stop shop for those visiting the area for leisure, and a lovely treat for locals alike.
A few minuses but nothing major; they don't have toilets so make sure to go before (nearest public toilets are located at the nearby coastal park), and the service is a bit hit and miss. The staff try valiantly; however can sometimes get overwhelmed by the volumes coming through and forget to wipe down a table here or there. But gently point it out and they'll grab a rag with a smile to accommodate and what more can you ask for than that!
If you're in Jervis Bay for the weekend or longer, definitely drop in to Supply. The views, the food, the range of providore items; all work together to ensure there is something for even the most discerning of tastes.