Monday, 21 April 2014

Rushcutters - Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

During this Easter holiday, it's been all about having the time to slow down and enjoy the scenery, catch up with loved ones and enjoy some great food. 

Rushcutters was my first point of stop for a fuel up for a city to North Bondi hike via the very beautiful Rose Bay & Watsons Bay route.

Rushcutters is a delightful food hub located on Neild Avenue in Rushcutters Bay. It places a high emphasis on creating a community, and aiming to support farmers in the Hawkesbury region, working with seasonal produce sourced within the local region.

Rushcutters menu

Their focus really shines through on their menu, with some simple items that allow the produce to be the star of the show.

Mocha

Macchiato

Coffees are always a must at the start of the day - my first macchiato is nice and smooth, though this does not follow through with my second order.

The space is lovely, light and open with a huge dining space in the converted warehouse. Rushcutters also have a all day menu, which is handy for those lazy weekends where eating times are generally thrown out the window.


The poached eggs, flaked smoked trout, green apple, capers, parsley on rye is lovely - so healthy and light, with a generous dose of greens. The plate was initially brought out without the rye bread, but this was quickly amended once we let the staff know.


I opt for the buttermilk pancakes, with berries, hive honey and goats curd. The three mini pancakes are the perfect portion for me, and I absolutely loved the super sweet berries. The goats curd added a nice tang, but was quite strong for my tastes, so I used it sparingly. 

After breakfast, I couldn't leave without checking out the pastries on display, and also the cute little co-op marketplace that is on Friday to Sundays. 

Pastries

Fresh product on offer at the marketplace

Co-op produce

Fresh rhubarb

Couldn't possibly leave without some goodies, with the assistance of the super helpful lady at the counter of the marketplace. She gave me a taste of this amazing Neila almond, chocolate and banana jam sauce (which I ended up buying!) and also picked up some Zokoko cocoa powder for copious amounts of hot chocolates during the winter seasons.


Rushcutters - definitely well worth a visit for a weekend wander :)

Rushcutters Bay

Pretzel

Ended up getting a pretzel to have as a snack later. It definitely hit the spot after lots of walking - dense and salty. 



It was such a glorious day for a walk too - sunny but not too hot. Hope everyone has had a lovely Easter break! (with loads of delicious food and chocolate)

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2 comments:

Tammi Kwok said...

That fresh produce looks so good!!!! Makes me miss summer.

Karen N said...

tammi - me too! definitely missing the long days, sunshine and mangoes!