You may know Wicks Park Cafe as Double Roasters , they've had a revamp of their name. The original name is still prominent in the front window and above the kitchen but they are officially under the new name now.
I met a friend for lunch this week and she just insisted on taking me to her favourite Marrickville cafe, Wicks Park Cafe. It was a short walk on a glorious day to this unassuming yet bustling cafe on busy Victoria Road. We walked through the doors to a large space which from the front is deceptive as it looks quite small. Seated by the coffee machine I couldn't help but notice how high the ceilings were and how uniquely garage was the decor.
No sooner had we sat down than we were asked if we would like a coffee which I promptly replied with a definitive 'yes' and my friend declined. It was suggested I try one of their blends which were creatively described on the chalkboard above us. The chocolate and berry tones in the blend I chose sounded more like a dessert, good enough to eat. I just had to try it. I wasn't dissapointed and completely in love with their short handled teaspoon which looked like it had been chopped in half.
Chocolate and berry toned espresso teamed with a short handled teaspoon
Next was the menu. Too hard to choose. As a vegetarian it is often very easy to choose what to order as their are often very few choices for vegetarians. But this time, there were many choices from the beans to the corn fritters to the mushrooms to the salads. We opted for the beans with fresh spinach, delicate sprinkling of fetta, topped with creamy pesto butter and served with sourdough. We also added mushrooms on the side which perfectly complimented the tomato tang of the beans.
Beans with fetta, spinach, sourdough topped with pesto butter and mushrooms on the side
My friend highly recommended the kale salad with fried fattoush bread, dates, tomatoes and an amazing dressing.We just had to have it and it was divine. Teamed with the beans the salad was a refreshing addition to our meal. The creaminess in the kale salad balanced the richness of the beans and the crisp fattoush bread delicately balanced on the top added the right amount of crunch to the dish.
Kale salad with dates,tomatoes, dressing and topped with crisp fattoush bread.
Much conversation later and two beautiful meals devoured and there was no room for dessert. Another espresso was necessary though and my friend ordered a soy hot chocolate which arrived with a surprise. A chunky rainbow swirled marshmallow brightly decorated the saucer with its pretty pastel hues. The kids would love this.
Pastel marshmallow sharing the saucer with a soy hot chocolate.