On a sunny Sunday morning, the first sunny Sunday in a very long time, I was going out for breakfast and I wanted to go somewhere nice. I found just the thing in Eden café. Located in Zetland, it is a little slice of paradise.
I was introduced to this café by a couple of friends with whom I’d organised a long overdue catch up. These friends have recently moved to the neighbourhood, renting one of the many many apartments in the Meriton complex. I have to say Mr Meriton has done very well and Eden, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away, is perfectly positioned to cater to his millions (ok maybe not millions) of residents. That’s a lot of guaranteed regulars!
The café is open and airy. Two walls of the café are made up of floor to ceiling windows so the light just streams in, warming up the wooden tables and giving the place a friendly glow. In addition to some outdoor seating around the café’s entrance and perimeter, there is a variety of seating options available inside from low slung couches and coffee tables to large share tables and smaller rounds perfect for an intimate group like us to sit and chat.
The menu is not extensive but it is comprehensive. From granola to eggs, all your favourites are covered and if you want something a little different, there is always the specials board.
Service is quick and friendly if not overly warm and affectionate and we quickly found ourselves with big plates of delicious looking food sitting in front of us. The verdict: plentiful, tasty and good quality. It’s not something you’d cross town for but it’s a solid and satisfying feed. Our group was in an eggy mood. From the menu we chose the three egg smoked salmon omelette, the smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs, the three seed bacon and egg Panini and Eve’s breakfast which is a vegetarian’s delight coming with two eggs of you choosing, sourdough, baked beans, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, kale and haloumi. The coffee was good too.
I have to say, the best bit of the whole experience was that we were allowed to commandeer our table for as long as we wanted. There was absolutely no pressure to keep ordering or to leave which was just wonderful.
It was a lovely morning – a great way to experience a little Sunday bliss and there wasn’t a single snake (or apple) in sight.
Where: 781-785 Elisabeth St Zetland Why: A relaxed and sunny place to get a big and wholesome breakky/brunch/lunch Cost: $10-$20 approx When: Seven days, 7.00am-4.00pm
Good for kids: yes Take away: yes