Armchair Collective - Mona Vale, Sydney
Having to wake up early on a weekend to sign a lease all the way in Newport is made better when it's such a beautiful day with picture perfect blue skies. Naturally, I start trying to find a place nearby to have breakfast... we ask the real estate agent and she highly recommends 'The armchair place on Darley Street'
Wasn't sure what to expect, but thought it was definitely worth a shot from a local recommendation, and the initial impression didn't disappoint. The place was packed which is always the first good sign.
After wandering back and forth trying to locate a seat, we finally found one and then had to figure out the ordering system - grab a menu and then go to the counter and order/pay and sit down with your table number.
Top marks for cafes that do an all day brunch menu!
Oatmeal and buttermilk pancakes with caramelised banana and vanilla ricotta
Love the sweet berries and the vanilla ricotta added a nice touch
BRT - Bacon Rocket Tomato
A twist on the traditional BLT, this toasted sandwich has generous servings of bacon with rocket, tomato, chilli jam and aioli
And of course, a staple to any weekend breakfast - a much needed coffee
I couldn't help but peruse the shop, as they had so many cute bits and pieces all over the place:
You can see why they call it Armchair collective!
They even had a little makeshift floral section with gorgeous flowers for sale