Writing about cool places in my hometown is my favourite kind of post to do! As there sure is a lot of cool places to write about. It was also in my blog resolutions to do so. Not only do I enjoy doing it, but it encourages me to go and out and explore, be a tourist in my own city. Something we're all pretty crap at doing.
Josh and I planned to come here for breakfast, but that slowly turned into brunch once we finally left the house and walked here. It was probably a good 15 minute walk from our house but it was an absolutely beautiful day!
The cafe lives up to the "Pantry" portion of it's name as it is stocked full of locally sourced food. Pastas, preserves, cookies, lollies! I was very tempted, but I was here to eat now and not spend all my money on groceries. I would definitely not be against popping back in another time for a closer look at their stock.
Bolton Street Pantry serves coffee roasted by their friends at The Grounds of Alexandria. Another beautiful cafe that is definitely on my "must visit" list next time I'm in Sydney.
The waitress returned super quickly for our drink orders, assuming that I like regular people had a favourite coffee order already. Which I did, but instead I panicked and got the same as Josh. A Soy latte. It was still good though, even though Josh judged me for adding sugar. Whatever I like sweet drinks.
I ordered the House Made Granola, with Vanilla Yoghurt & Wattle Seed Dust Compote. (??) Still not too sure what that is but it was delicious! Josh went for the super plain option of eggs on sourdough. Which he said was ehh, but what can I say I don't eat eggs.
So I'm not a veteran orderer of granola yoghurt items at cafes. People that do this on the regular have a sort of expectation on what they're going to get. Which is kinda how I feel whenever I order variances of Avocado on Sourdough, my all time favourite cafe order. What can I say I'm a sucker for avocado and bread.
My meal was so pretty! Look at that! Definitely instagram worthy right there. I don't know what I expected exactly but the granola to yoghurt ratio was very swayed. That there is a pile of granola and perhaps a smear of yoghurt. But I ate almost the entire thing! I must have got my daily fruit serving right in that one plate. Scraping my spoon around to get all the yoghurt and berries. It may have been served in an irregular way but the contents were divine.
I loved the interior style of Bolton Street Pantry, definitely my favourite type of decorating. Those tiles, the big bold lettering on the wall and all the rustic style lights and seating. All in all made for a very visually appealing dining space. I only really interacted with one person at the cafe and she was super lovely. Chatty and wonderful, big plus in my books!
I live 2 minutes walk from an entire street of cafes, would I make the 20 minute walk back here again? Maybe to try the Caramelised Banana Bread or to shop the pantry sometime. More likely if I'm already down in Hunter Street though, than making the trek from home.