We all love going out for breakfast at the weekends. When you find a fab place, do you keep going to the same place or are you willing to try somewhere different, possibly at the cost of not enjoying it and wishing you had stuck to what you know?
Well I generally stick to one place, which is a shame, but I like to know what we are going to get, particularly when we have the children in tow. So I am really pleased that I had no choice but to eat somewhere different one Sunday morning. It was a really good experience.
Recently I was attending an event at Whiteman Park which involved getting there at 8.30am when the park opened. My youngest, Miss A aged 9, came with me to help set up the stall. We did not have time for anything to eat prior to leaving home. A big mistake I initially thought.
By 9.30am the stall was set up and was looking good and the event didn't open until 10.00am. So we took ourselves off to the Village Cafe, opposite the Visitors Information Centre and splash park, for some well deserved breakfast. I have eaten lunch in there many times, but never breakfast.
It wasn't very busy at 9.30am that morning which was good as we only had 30 minutes at the most! We read the quite extensive menu and I decided on Smash Avocado Bruschetta for $17.00 and Miss A chose the Kids Breakfast Plate for $10.00. To my absolute delight, kids eat free on Sundays from the breakfast menu! What a lovely surprise!
We found a table easily, there was plenty of seating in and out, and we chose to sit inside. Your dog (on a leash) is welcome if you sit outside and there was a water bowl for your pooch too.
I had toasted ciabatta, poached eggs, soft feta, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, rocket and olive oil. The eggs were cooked to perfection and the combination was really tasty.
Miss A's plate looked good too. She had a hash brown, scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. Unfortunately she started hers before I could take a photo. But you will get the gist of it. My only negative feedback would be that the children's toast is ciabatta too and Miss A would much rather have had a 'normal' piece of toast.
I cannot give an opinion on the tea and coffee as I do not drink either, but the menu certainly looked to cater for everyones tea and coffee tastes. They also had fresh juices to choose from, but we were so time poor that we just needed to eat and go. They do prepare all the food fresh and without the use of processed products were possible and they make all their own dressings, sauces, relishes and bake their own breads. It really was a wonderful experience.
The staff were so warm, welcoming and friendly and we will definitely be going back to try something different as it all sounded so good. Breakfast is only served Saturday and Sundays from 8.30am - 11.00am.
Get up early this weekend, enjoy a fabulous breakfast at the Village Cafe and then spend the rest of the day at Whiteman Park. There is always so much to do there! Click here for more information on what you can do at Whiteman Park.