|Cronuts in a basket.|
I was tipped off about a new cafe in the suburb - the place had been relaid out, giving a different feel from the previous operation and that the coffee was good as well.
Open every day, it has added to the ambiance in Fairy Meadow, a normally working class suburb transformed over the past two years into something more to visit. With its Italian-Australian flavours in shops, schools and community, this small area north of Wollongong city centre is now comparable to Haberfield in Sydney's inner west, although not so heavily ethnic. It does have a beach to its east, not far away and even a rail station that once had the risk of losing its unique name to the suggestion of "Innovation". That name change proposed to NSW Rail did not transpire, but the more significant matter of having a more viable commercial hub is happening as I write.
Toby's Estate is the blend for the cuppa - they not be overly bold for the strong hearted in preference, but good enough for me to stand out in my skim Picollo, when I first went there with a mate. The cafe is close to supermarkets, a sporting ground used often by schools and is a useful pick me up amongst your trip to do the chores. There are various forms of seating with a wide store front looking out on the Princes Highway.
Snaggletooth literally means a projecting, broken or unusually shaped tooth. If this is to indicate a suggestion to do something different and positive fro Fairy Meadow and the Illawarra Coast, why not? The cafe may not look totally hipster but there are other markets waiting to be attended to as the art of coffee consumption spreads beyond the twenty somethings. It must be said the quality of the food provided must be recognised as an important factor - not just in the sourdough, but across all lines offered. Do not just depend on the coffee, no matter how romanticised it can be.
|Eggs Benny with salmon, wedges, avocado and veg.|
Snaggletooth visited is located at 19 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow NSW, near the corner with Cambridge Avenue and opposite the set of lights with Daisy Street.