The Urban on Lantana - Engadine NSW
I had a most delicious Eggs Benedict with avocado slices recently. The usual combinations with ham or smoked salmon were there but this was the first time I could combine poached eggs with something more flora.
The Mayo was not over the top but more like subtle under, which I did not mind, when compared with some other places. It was an easy morning though and the Urban is rather in the residential heartland of Engadine, a southerly suburb of greater Sydney. I have heard this place was dishing up interesting items for brunch and even if located away from the business hub, it does have its charm, like a hide away on the edge of a forest.
Toby's Estate blends go with the cuppa. The friendly staff suggested why not start with a cuppa. I was captivated by the decor and look of the main counter, with unusual designs and colourful clutter. Vehicle parking is street side and not hard.
The variety on the menu appeals to all ages, with fair emphasis on salads, burgers and things for kids. They do offer recipes and mixed which we may not bother to do so at home, and yet the Urban provides a homely feel for the customers and a variety that we can work through on various visits. It is also open every day.
There were more than a few families that mid morning at the Urban. Located at the western side of the Shire (aka Sutherland) , the Urban gives me the impression of cosiness, that customers feel much at home and its unpolished wooden interiors make this a refuge from the world out there. The bush is nearby, part of the Royal National Park.
I have been told the sandwiches and sliders are worth trying. My top choice is the ham sandwich, laden with caramelised onion, home made beet root relish and mixed lettuce on sourdough, a sort of upgraded version of the suburban takeaway fav.
My impressions of the Urban on Lantana:
Ambiance: 3 out of 5
Customer Engagement: 3.5 out of 5
Culinary Delight: 3.5 out of 5
X Factor: 2.5 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5
Recommended menu choices:
Quinoa soy bean toast with spread;
The Urban brownie, served with Nutella and ice cream;
The Vegie Urban, with Rosti, Houlami, mushrooms, spinach, avocado, relish and two eggs in any style on deli rye bread; and
Slow cooked beef wraps garnished by rocket, beetroot and Aioli and served with steak cut chips.
The Urban on Lantana is located at Shop1, 51-53 Lantana Road, Engadine NSW.
Opening Hours are from 630am to 4pm from Mondays to Thursdays; from 630am to 430pm on Fridays; from730am to 3pm on weekends.
Occasionally their Facebook page does announce themed night openings for dinner time.
Contact +61 411 310 385