A free-spirit studying psychology at the University of Sydney.
Published March 8th 2015
A cafe offering a visual feast of vintage goods
Splashes of greenery, antiques galore, and vintage furniture that has traveled from country towns; these are a few of my favourite things at The Vintage Goose, a pretty recently opened cafe in the peaceful suburb of Kyle Bay.
I love places full of dazzling little details so I took an instant liking to this Goose. I'd consider it somewhere between a cafe and a restaurant. The dishes aren't huge, but they are gourmet, made from high-quality ingredients such as Brasserie Bread, and it's safe to say that some of them are quite unique.
Among the list of unique dishes is the cheese soufflé that nothing in the world could have made me resist. A fluffy puff of gooey, melted, twice-cooked cheese sitting in a broth of melted parmesan. This is accompanied by a refreshing bed of rocket and asparagus coated in caramelised vinegar. Did someone say heaven on a plate?
From the specials of the day was a pulled pork burger. The soft brasserie bread was beautifully sweet, but not too sweet. This was the perfect case for the pulled pork that was so, so, tender, and coated in a sweet sauce. The fresh salad on the burger added a nice balance to these sweeter ingredients. Oh, and don't get me started on the beer battered-chips with aioli sauce - cravings are strong!
The Vintage Goose is in affiliation with Campos, meaning quality coffee. Not only does the coffee taste smooth, it looks pretty smooth. At least, the froth atop with chocolate powder does. This goes nicely with one of the pastries also on offer, which is a pleasant option for morning tea, afternoon tea, or a small brunch.
With a scratchy throat and a potential cold on the cards, I felt sipping on a healthy smoothie might be a good choice for me. The pineapple, mint, spinach and kale smoothie was perfect. It was super quenching and fresh greens always make me feel better.
Throughout our lunch at The Vintage Goose, I was continually noticing another antique piece, whether that be the series of old kettles, the wooden steering-wheel from a boat, or one of the multitude of pieces upon the cabinets. A strong presence is held by the oversized clock on the wall further inside the venue. I kept thinking 'Wicked'. It isn't all vintage though, a contemporary flavour is mixed in by the marble bar top, and of course, the cuisine. You're in for a visual feast as well as a hunger-satisfying feast upon a visit to this place.
The cafe has quite a peaceful ambience about it, like that of the suburb it lies in. If you feel like relaxing after your meal, take a stroll to the parks bordering the block The Vintage Goose sits on; a green field on one, and the lovely waters of Kyle Bay on another. There is plenty to enjoy at this rustic restaurant, and additionally in its surrounds.