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Reay's Place: Cafe, Catering and Sweet Supply - Fairy Meadow NSW

Black Label Roll with choice of pulled pork, veg and garnishing

Garry and Nicole Reay opened this delightful place only a few weeks ago.  The cafe is sited in a perhaps a hidden  corner of suburbia but that does not detract from its charm.    The menu is is imaginative, the staff are friendly and the pricing is appreciated.    There are meat options but also a mixture of Mediterranean, Asian and Australian ingredients.  One can choose healthy but on the other hand can have more traditional options for lunch or breakfast.  There may not be much seating but it is good enough.

The corn fritters I had was not salty and not dry, but had a yummy texture to them.    I liked their offering black rye bread
and their pulled pork was not overly mushy.    You can see the kitchen behind the counter.  There is ample parking on street side or on the cafe's right hand side on some patch of grass.   Just round the corner along Cabbage Tree Lane is an outlet offering cakes and biscuits from Tonitto's in Port Kembla. And of course, there are the Leisure Coast markets and Nurseries down Cabbage Tree Lane to the Princes Highway.

I love looking at the black board choices.  Garry and Nicole can tailor make a menu to suit the customer's preferences for a party or gathering - and therein lies the fun.   Their supplies are also made available at Coffee Guru Corrimal, Ruby's at Bulli Beach and in various outlets in Cronulla like Frangipani Gelato and Fifth Season.

Reay's also emphasise on catering and supplies, for corporates, weddings and more in various items like wraps, sandwiches, quiches, baguettes and tarts.  And their passion is in creating cakes, like the Tower consisting of Red Velvet Macarons, cupcakes and cheesecakes.  They also feature scones, chocolate brownies and French Macarons.

My corn fritters with poached egg, rocket and a large serving of flat white.

Reays is located at the corner of Vereker Road and Cabbage Tree Lane in Fairy Meadow NSW, a suburb ten minutes by car north of Wollongong CBD.  Address is 5 Vereker Road.
Telephone: 61 414 482 519

Opening hours: Seven days from morning till late arvo.

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