In Short: The Font Cafe theme is green but don’t worry there’s meaty protein too! Located along Central Park Avenue in Chippendale, it offers delicious, clean and healthy food options that is becoming increasingly popular in Sydney.
With the central park development, Chippendale has been transformed into a foodie destination. A tasty assortment of food options, from Asian to Greek to Italian. Now there is even a new cafe which focuses on vegetarian and vegan food, Font Cafe, which joins in the fun along Central Park Avenue in Chippendale. Healthy eating is a new norm and vegan cafes is really establishing a stronghold in Sydney. While its not necessarily hard to make vegan dishes, the trick is to make it so tasty that even the non vegans wouldn’t be too shy to pull the trigger.
The cafe deco features shared seating area with marbled tables with turquoise navy blue sofa seating, This is softened by the white walls and white chandeliers and warmed with gold trimmings. There are also lots of framed pictures of leaves and ferns , with the words Keep Calm and Keep Green emblazoned across the wall in black. There are also lots of other seating options available around the cafe.
In keeping with the bright and white appearance, are the equally colourful drink options. Font Cafe has an extensive drinks menu that has something for everyone, with coffees, teas, special drinks, hot drinks, cold drinks. smoothies, frappes and milkshakes on offer. Because it was a warm day, we decided on a Ice Chocolate and a Sunshine Smoothie. The Ice Chocolate was not just cold chocolate milk. It was a pretty drink that had melted chocolate at the bottom and creamy top with chocolate sprinkles that will both appease children, and those of us with inner child within us.
The Sunshine Smoothie on the other hand transported Sacha to a mythical tropical destination that he yearns for around this time of year(Christmas time). It is filled with flavours of banana, mango and banana. It’s cool, creamy and could almost substitute for a meal with a ton of fruit blended in.
Who says you cannot start with dessert before your main meal? Font Café has 2 desserts listed as their signature desserts. One is their orange/lemon pancake and the other is their French Toast. We went with their French Toast and it was an absolute winner. It started with 2 thick slices of toast which was drenched in oozy Nutella chocolate sauce, surrounded by bananas, strawberries raspberries, Tim Tam biscuits, with an added scoop of ice cream hidden inside a waffle cone and finished with scattering of edible flowers and herbs. It was beautifully plated, whimsical and delicious to the last morsel. It may sound like a lot, but when shared with 2 people, the portion was just right and we polished everything right off the plate.
Poke is a Hawaiian inspired dish and they are the new buzz word in healthy food eating, as they are made with a mix of fresh and healthy ingredients. Traditionally, the main ingredient in Poke Bowls is diced fresh raw fish. But these days, Poke bowls have morphed and can include a variety of proteins. Font Café’s Poke Bowl starts off with a bed of brown rice, served with roasted kale chips, seaweed, mushroom and capsicum. You can choose between having chicken or smoked salmon with your Poke Bowl. My choice today was chicken and I was definitely not disappointed. The chicken is seasoned with Font café’s special spice recipe and cooked to perfection, so that it was still tender and juicy. In fact it was so good that I was dying to find out the secret recipe from the chef, suffice to say the seasoning magic was a closely guarded secret. Finally, the bowl is topped with a sunny side egg with runny yolk that makes the perfect sauce to blend the dish together. If healthy eating tasted this good, sign me up for this healthy Poke Bowl anytime !
Eggs on Toast is little Coco and Viner, Sammi’s favourite café food. Font Café give you an option to have your eggs poached or scrambled. You then get to choose some sides to go with your Egg on Toast from an extensive list of side options. Today, we went with 2 pieces of hash brown to go with our scrambled eggs and toasted rye bread. Spreading the butter on the rye bread, it was simple food done well and Sammi enjoyed her breakfast at The Font Café.
The Font Cafe presented us with food that not only looked good, tasted good and actually made you feel good too! I was so impressed by the flavours of food at play that I actually would love to come back try the other remaining items on their menu.
*Coco and Vine dined as guests of The Font Cafe. However, all opinions and photos are our own.