On arrival, the place was full of fashionable hipsters...luckily they mostly stayed inside and left the alfresco to us. It was a really bright sunny day, and even though the air was chilly, the sun soon heated us up.
As soon as everyone had arrived, we started ordering...the coffee was good while we were waiting. As the place was a bakery, we focused on their sweet pastries, pies and rolls, preferring to leave for another time their breads, quiches, sandwiches and pizza.
The beef pie was mediocre, somehow managing to look a lot more tasty than it actually was. Perhaps it was the hunger, the lighting or the hype that had us expecting great things. But most likely, it was that the filling lacked flavour.
This is their yeasted chorizo and thyme roll. It's just a messy bready dough stick really. It was also dry.
Perhaps the sweet pastries would fare better. I ordered a passionfruit and meringue tart, and a lemon curd tart. At $5.50 and $4.50 a piece (very small tarts indeed), they are pricey. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt...
Both tarts turned out to be quite tasty. Sweet, tangy smooth fillings in short crust shells. The pastry was quite hard however and I couldn't break the tarts apart with utensils. I just had to stick em in my mouth and bite!
The bakery was very well outfitted for children. There were toys everywhere to keep them occupied! It's too bad the experience for the adults didn't live up to the hype. I have to say that the cafe and surroundings were very pleasant and we did have a nice time. However the main point of going, the food, turned out to be lacklustre.