I am a city girl at heart. Born and bred in the City.
Though being in the country it made me realise that there was something more than just the hustle and bustle of the city.
Also the amount of fantastic cafes around this area is astonishing. I’ve put together all the places I ate around as well as a special mention to a few people who made the weekend so amazing.
360 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour
Rustic, wooden decor. Nothing about it doesn’t scream Alice.
There is a heavy American vibe with vintage country American music pumping throughout the store. Staff are friendly and the food is comforting and homely.
The Avocado on Toast with chilli, tomato, poached egg. A lovely combination of classic flavours. Ingredients were fresh, although the bread was little hard to eat..
Scrambled eggs with white truffle oil – Strong flavour was present throughout the dish but I honestly felt it would’ve been better if the eggs were less cooked, so they were more squishy and have a more soft textural bite to it.
I adored the Honey chai that was served – just the right amount of bitterness and sweetness.
This place is my all time favourite. Close to a modern Tapas, Hello Sawtell serves modern Australian food just 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour.
Seared scallops with bacon jam, sweet corn puree
That bacon jam though. Sweet, salty goodness, loaded onto plump, perfectly seared scallops. The sweet corn puree was creamy, and yes, sweet but had a much lighter flavour than the bacon jam
King Prawns with salmon roe, watercress
The sauce with the prawns were a killer combo. Though I do have a sneaky suspicion its store bought but if its not then well, YOU HAVE FOOLED ME. The watercress salad was lightly dressed – a nice side salad but didn’t add much to the prawns or the dish.
700g lamb shoulder with honey roasted carrots & broad beans
This was a monster dish. And bloody delicious. I was also fangirling over those honey roasted carrots because they were perfection. The pistachio added a lovely aromatic smell and nutty taste to the carrots.
The lamb shoulder itself was also perfect. Broke apart easily and fell off the bone just like that. Mmm….
Pavlova with fresh fruit and apple sorbet – oh my. I have never enjoyed a pavlova so much as this one. Loaded with fruit, fresh cream and it came with the lightest, most refreshing apple sorbet on the plate. The best thing was being able to control the sweetness of every bite. Crunchy meringue, soft, pillowy cream and smooth apple sorbet. Hello indeed.
Definitely will be back . The menu is extensive and the cocktails looked incredible.
Supply Specialty Coffee
My lovely boyfriend was driving me around Coffs Harbour and of course, I picked out this coffee place with its wooden interior and wide outdoor spaces.
Coffee is fantastic. This coffee was full-bodied, with the crema quite rustic and strong
Both these different ‘bruschetta’s ‘ were extremely well priced for what we got!
$8.50 for beef brisket, pickled veggies & tomato, goats cheese with speck
Both were fantastic and fresh. The pickled veggies had a good balance of sweet and sour, and was served with generous heapings.
The speck was cooked perfectly and matched perfectly with the soft goats cheese and tomatoes.
It was light, refreshing and definitely hit the spot for morning brunch.
Special mention to Skye from Sweet sense cakes for an AMAZING chocolate cake. The birthday surprise wouldn’t have worked without it !