Space. There are times when, in our busy lives and often confined living quarters, we crave it. So what better place to find it in a cafe in Centennial Park. If the urge comes upon you to run in the field and relish the open air before or after your meal, you can go for it. Or you can sit lazily on the deck and bask in the sun, while your kids play on the nearby equipment.
The menu has all the usual things you’d expect to find for breakfast – eggs, toast, museli, pancakes. We opt for the buttermilk pancakes – they are huge, and very good.
Likewise, the omlette with chorizo and mushrooms was tasty, with some good quality bread with nice charring (The Grounds please note TWO slices of bread!), but I did think the price was a little punchy at $22.
Kiddies stuff, like this toastie, prices at $7 which is very reasonable.
The coffee was also well made. It does get very noisy inside, so you might prefer a table on the deck. And you can even BOOK a table, if you don’t feel like waiting in a queue for half a day. I saw a few tables for larger groups, so if you’ve got a bit of a crowd, it’s a good option, even if slightly more expensive than the better known breakfast haunts.
Centennial Parklands Café, Grand Drive, Centennial Park, Ph 02 9380 9350 http://www.trippaswhitegroup.com.au/our-venues/Centennial-Parklands-Dining/4