In Short: Great for both café fare and full meals, with a side of glamourous people watching in storybook setting.
A walk along Mosman’s tree-lined and boutique studded main street can see you rubbing shoulders with celebs, moguls, and backpackers alike. With the burble of an exotic car and the clasp of a Prada bag setting the rhythm, there remains a simple charm in this quaint village oasis. The prime foodie spot to soak it all in has to be the gingerbread cottage of August The Old Place.
August The Old Place has recently blossomed with the talented hand of Chef Daesung Moon at the tiller. August The Old Place not only offers the Mosman crowd a delightful café experience by day, but also a vibrant dinner menu that draws foodies from afar. We’re here soak up a bit of sun on the patio, and sip a few lattes with spot of people watching.
Giovanni, our friendly server, has a perfectly extracted strong flat white on our table as we pour over the delicious menu. The coffee is silky smooth and perfect for those who like their cup on the creamy side.
Pairing the flat white with a dish on the decadent side, we indulge in a castle of fruit laden Belgian Waffles. Festooned with strawberries, raspberry cream, smoked maple syrup, chocolate sauce, and crowned with a refreshing orb of orange ice cream, the waffles soak up the medley of flavours and offer the ideal texture contrast.
Keeping with the fruit theme, we sample the creatively titled Down To Earth juice. A rich mixture of blackberry, beetroot, orange, carrot, lime, ginger, and lavender, this jam jar of antioxidant goodness bursts with citrus and floral notes. Sipping it on the sunny veranda is serenity in a straw.
You can’t follow something as wholesome as the juice with anything other than a plate of equal nourishment, so we tuck into the heapingly healthy Roasted Pumpkin Bruschetta. On a base of crunchy and moist sourdough, the bruschetta overflows with heirloom tomatoes, fetta, pistachio, and two ooey gooey poached eggs. Watching the vibrant yolk drizzle its way down this mountain of colour makes it hard to wait for the picture to be taken!
As a little sweet topper to the delightful Mosman sojourn, I order up a lusciously creamy mocha. The darkly dusted froth and nutty notes of the coffee cap the meal off with a sweet aftertaste that leaves us wanting more.
August The Old Place blends the best of Sydney’s food and café culture with the enchanting surroundings of one of the North Shore’s most charming suburbs. We’ll definitely be back to see what other delicious creations Chef Moon has up his sleeve.