The Blackwood Pantry - Cronulla NSW
It did not take long to be served after deciding and ordering.
The menu pricing is attractive. Kids can have their crispy chicken and chips, plus even Paddle Pops! Or an interesting fruit salad. Not for them, though, the cocktail on a pineapple, lychee, coconut and mint Slushee. French toast comes with white choc....and wait, there is also ginger and poached Sichuan peaches.
One of the best things I settled for, not wanting anything too strong at this time of the day, was to ask for the salted caramel milkshake, with an awesome idea of having honeyed pop corn on this - it did awake the child within me. The young lady who brought this amazing creation to me was as delightfully astounded by the milkshake as me.
A signature dish, the Buddha Bowl is popular with the fairer gender. Toasted almonds, lemon squirts and a buttermilk dressing are sprinkled over the essentials of Quinoa and kale, strengthened by roasted cauliflower and pickled red cabbage. I am not sure of this myself, although I acknowledge the good resulting texture - perhaps it is just too green fro my taste.
I prefer the Morning Glory (not the stir fried veg as common in Vietnam) which has a solid base of Tandoori roasted sweet potato and chorizo slices to hold up kale, a soft boiled egg, avocado and pickled red onions, before being dressed by goat's cheese. Yum, heavenly and healthy...
Looming prawns are served with tomatoes. The ever present eggs is given a poached treatment Turkish style accompanied by Paprika, mushrooms and yoghurt, a delicate combination for those who want to have light but yummy.
|Daily delights at the front counter - but there are also salads, cured stuff and perhaps less sugary stuff.|
In the variety of teas, apart from standards like Masala Chai, Jasmine and Egyptian Rose, there is a curiously named "Inhale, Exhale" option that contains the rather interesting combination of flavours of fennel seeds, peppermint, lemon myrtle and nettle leaf. So Byron Bay, perhaps?
A jug of Sangria laced with peaches, mint and strawberry sensations, golden ale, Peronas, Poker Face label reds and whites, cider - these are the easy options for a drink before the eat. The Blackwood pantry reinforces the increasing trend in Aussie set ups for combining a more vigorous licensed bar instead of just captivating with the food.
On tap is the Newtowner from Young Henry's summer ale - a must have.
|Honeyed pop corn are lavishly topped over my salted caramel shake - wah wah!|
I cannot wait to get back when I can!The Blackwood Pantry is located at 5/33 Surf Lane, Cronulla NSW. Not far from Woolworths and a block away from South Cronulla Beach.
Opening hours are from 630am to 4pm for weekdays (closed on Mondays) and from 7am to 4pm on weekends.
Contact +612 9544 4857
Bookings are not available, come as you are.