We had one of our busiest weeks ever in the café last week – somewhere between the arctic freeze and the beautiful morning and afternoon sun, regulars and new friends alike dropped by Banksia Drive for Marvell St Coffee, a feel-good turmeric shot from our mates at Earth Man Organics, a bacon and egg butty or new kid on the block – the congee now with crunchy fried spiced pork mince and topped with a soft fried egg.
Pork congee at 100 Mile Table
Freshly squeezed blood orange juice at 100 Mile Table
We made good use of the beautiful organic citrus fruits that are out in abundance and that we pick up every weekend from a myriad of farm gate stalls – blood orange and mandarin both on the pass last week and a bit of grapefruit and orange up today. Our secret weapon went above and beyond with surely the world’s best salted caramel meringues and a beautiful little freeze dried raspberry lamington.
Salted caramel meringues at 100 Mile Table
Freeze dried raspberry lamingtons at 100 Mile Table
Beyond Banksia – we indulged in a weekend off with no functions on – so we dined! A few favourites this week – Friday night Jeremy and Sarah (that’s us!) and our better halves celebrated our first year of fabulous business at the café by treating ourselves to dinner at Harvest n Newrybar. We over indulged, I won’t lie. Way too much good wine (and thanks for the bubbles guys x), an awesome duck broth – and the amazing brisket with bone marrow. It wasn’t light – but man was it good!
Almond smoothie at The Milk Bar, Brunswick Heads
Saturday we checked out the funky new ‘Milk Bar’ at Brunswick Heads – these guys are doing classic burgers of all descriptions, hot dogs and some epic smoothies and juices….then Sunday it was time for Francisco’s Table at Linnaeus in Broken Head. Francisco and Emma always carry the ball well over the line with their food, service and down right goodness. Pickles and olive oil and smoked olives and sourdough to start…ceviche of kingfish, super simply dressed with olive oil, lemon, chives and salt…risotto blanco, rib eye cooked on the bone with chimichurri, purple sweet potato, cheese to finish…rolled home from this one.
Risotto Nero at Franciscos Table
Americano cocktails at Franciscos Table
The week itself delivered hour upon hour of sunshine, baltic winds, rain and everything in between. It was a goodie and we look forward to seeing what goodness this one brings.