P and L stumbled upon Blackwattle Cafe during one of their Sunday workout sessions, then found themselves coming back for more… and I was more than happy to tag along.
L chose the simple dish of two perfectly poached eggs with two slices of toast and roasted tomatoes then added avocado ($3) and the smoked trout ($5); I was told that the smoked trout really knocked the dish out of the park.
While the chicken was well-seasoned and succulent and the overall flavours of the sandwich was spot on, I think P was wanting some mayonnaise to combat inherent dryness of sandwiches.
The pork and pistachio pie was entirely too scrumptious with its buttery, flaky pastry, tender pork pieces and soft yet still slightly crunchy pistachio nuts. The sweet tomato relish just made each mouthful pop and being a person who loves lashings of sauce on things, I sadly used up all the relish before I finished the pie, but damn the pie still tasted good without it.
We were only going to order one dessert, but not being able to decide which one we ordered both hehe.
The parfait was a surprise – we didn’t expect for it to come out in a delicate white chocolate shell that encased pieces of honeycomb, chocolate crumble and brightened with orange zest. It was amazingly subtle in flavour yet still somehow delivered it strongly. Loved it.
But oh! The frozen chocolate wagon wheel. I think that really says it all. Frozen. Chocolate. Wagon. Wheel. Damn… P and I dove into it like a pack of hungry wolves. The chocolate was not overly sweet, which was balanced by a most sweet spot of raspberry sauce right in the middle of the chocolate block and macerated berries.
Blackwattle Cafe is such a hidden gem tucked away on the back streets of Glebe, right next to the water. The food’s amazing, dessert in particular, and so fresh. The wait staff are really personable and attentive too, which added to the relaxed atmosphere of the cafe.
I also love that Blackwattle Cafe is totally pet friendly – they have a little bubbling fountain as a water dish. Super cute.