In Short: Maison Coffee champions the cafe scene in Sydney’s south west suburbs. You will not be disappointed with all aspects of the experience. From high quality coffee to dishes such as the fish tacos it was well worth the excursion.
Of late, we have we have been on a bit of tear sampling food in Sydney’s south west. I think we have been overcome with the fatigue of heading into the city and trusting that we can find some amazing food out in the ‘burbs. With Maison Coffee, we were cheating somewhat, as we knew of their pedigree. They are by the same folks that finally brought great coffee to Cabramatta with their cafe The Usual Place. Now, with Maison Coffee, they are bringing quality brunch creations to Greenfield Park.
Maison Coffee follows a similar theme to its sister cafe, albeit with a bigger space, coupled with outdoor seating. There’s a clean, contemporary look along with welcoming service. We avoided peak lunch hour and dined later in the afternoon, and so with social distancing in place, we could walk right in and grab a table.
The menu at Maison Coffee spans the classics like egg bennys, chicken burgers, and acai bowls, yet they are a couple surprises such as a fish tacos and truffle infused burgers and toast.
I plunged in and went straight for the Truffle Mushroom Toast. A thick slab or sourdough toast holds an assortment of mushrooms each with their unique texture and flavour. The perfume and musky flavour of the truffle comes through nicely, and doesn’t overpower the dish. Grated parmesan melted over the mushrooms is creamy, nutty and rich. I love the addition of the pecan nuts and the cherry truss tomatoes refreshes.
A cool refreshing coffee would be the go and we went all in with the Affogato and it was an inspired choice. Bold flavours with a nice level acidity. I could taste peach notes of the Single O beans. A dollop of the vanilla ice cream mellowed out the coffee. A perfect shot of espresso drowned out by a scoop of ice cream is a delicious escape from a traditional flat white and at Maison Coffee, it’s about as good as it gets.
As I alluded to earlier in this post, Fish Tacos were spied on the menu and Mavis was not passing on the opportunity to try them out. Its presentation made them all the more enticing. It was laced with a Sriracha mayo with a burst of colour from the purple cabbage slaw and the golden, fluffy batter of the flathead fillets. The crunch from the crispy batter did not disappoint, and the fish was just perfectly cooked. Pico de Galo adds a spritely, fresh flavour, along with the soft tortilla shell, made for just about the perfect fish offering.
For toastie, Maison Coffee has four options. Even in its simplest form, a ham, cheese and tomato is delicious. Sammi loved the smoky, salty flavour of the ham and combined with melting cheese, it’s hard to go wrong. If you are feeling more adventurous than our little one, there are mushroom, chicken and lamb based toasties.
Our first excursion out to Greenfield Park and we were super impressed by Maison Coffee. We definitely will be back. With a food truck onsite in Greenfield Shopping Village, a little food destination is forming out in south western Sydney.