|the view from our outdoor table-they have high chairs and a dog bowl and a lollipop bush|
Paddington has been a trendy suburb for many years, and the main road through it has lots of boutiques and cafes. We decided on Paddington Deli, as it is part of a complex that contains a very old (former) cinema now an antiques centre. I couldn't miss a chance to check it out again.
|Brut Monmousseau bubbles from the Loire Valley $10|
You have your choice of various wines and beers from Australia, France, New Zealand and so on, with prices being average for a local cafe. Our charming Italian waiter told me I had made a good choice, but just between you and me I think they always tell you that!
|the inevitable strawb. milkshake for Mr P.- $6|
You can get all the usual suspects here - frappes, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and even coconut water if you feel the need to replenish your electrolytes.
|yep Eggs Benny with smoked salmon $18|
I know, I know, I am a creature of habit. But this is lunch eggs Benny so that clearly means it is different :=) The asparagus was lightly blanched - I know, it looks raw - and rather crunchy. Not to everyone's taste I think, but okay by me. Better than being limp anyway. Hollandaise is house made so that's a winner. My eggs were overdone sadly - I like them runny, and my sourdough bread was too crusty. I really hate fighting with my food. I just couldn't cut through them so I ended up leaving most of the crusty bits. Not a bad dish over all, it just needs tweaking to be perfect.
|house made beef cheeseburger $18|
Mr P. was happy that his beef burger had relish on it, and that it came with an extra amount too. He has been vociferous lately about dry, relish-free zones on his burgers. I was surprised by a comment from an English blogger that they are relish-free there too. What has come over the global burger arena? Bring back the relish!
The beef pattie was flavoursome when I tried a bit; the salad dressing "great" according to Mr P. - just the right amount of balsamic. He was unsure of the cauliflower in his salad though. I know cauli is trendy but...
I would like to regale you with tales of other dishes tried, but Mr P. had to get back to work. And I had to have a peek into the Antiques Centre; so many lovely and expensive things there.
The Deli is now open for Friday and Saturday night dinners too, so we must get along to check it out. And don't forget that it is a deli also, so you can buy provisions like cheese, olives and oils while you are there.
|looking into the brick-lined cafe|
|the lovely character-filled interior|
153-155 Latrobe Tce., Paddington 4064
Ph: 07 3367 8819