Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Conservatory Cafe, Croydon


Once a week, I would attend my drawing class after school at Wyreena... Now, twenty years later I am celebrating my grandparents’ 67th wedding anniversary at Wyreena’s Conservatory Cafe. You will find the Wyreena Community Arts Centre in Croydon set amongst four acres of picturesque gardens. Attached to this beautiful building is The Conservatory Cafe. The café is great if you have children as you can sit outside and keep an eye on them as they have fun on the adventure playground. They are also available for functions seven days a week but get in early as it is a very popular venue! After your visit to the Conservatory Cafe, don’t forget to check out the gorgeous illustrations from The Art of Books exhibition which is now being shown in The Arts Lounge...
































The Arts Lounge


WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
·        Big Brekkie Roll: Turkish focaccia roll topped with aioli, spinach leaves, bacon, two eggs, avocado, Swiss cheese and tomato chilli jam. Served with two mini potato rostis ($13.50)
·        Slow Roasted Tomato Bocconcini Pizza: Crispy pizza base topped with tomato paste, mozzarella cheese, spinach leaves, slow roasted tomatoes, bocconcini and basil pesto ($16.00)
·        Potato Waffle Benedict: Potato waffle topped with spinach leaves, smoked salmon, soft egg and drizzled with hollandaise sauce ($15.50)
·        Warm Roast Vegetable Salad with grilled haloumi: Topped with a honey, mustard and poppy seed dressing ($16.50)
·        Fish and chips plus fruit drink box ($7.00) *kids menu


WHAT WE ATE...
If you visit for morning or afternoon tea, I would suggest you try their ‘Scone with jam and cream ($4.00)’ as they are brilliant. For lunch, my grandmother and I thought we would share a ‘High Tea for Two ($32.00)’. This was her first ever High Tea so now she can tick that off her bucket list. It was a delicious high tea which we both very much enjoyed and at $16 each was amazing value.



The High Tea consisted of a two layers of sweet and savoury offerings. Jam and butter was also provided for our scones.

High Tea

The savoury items included turkey cranberry & brie ribbon sandwiches, vegetable mini quiches, homemade sausage rolls, and potato rostis topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon. We both really loved the crustless vegetable mini quiches which were full of flavour.

Savoury Items

Sweet items included mini date scones, chocolate dipped profiteroles, and raspberry almond tarts. My favourite out of the three was the raspberry almond tart which was so moist and contained a surprise raspberry.

Sweet Items

My grandfather chose the ‘Beer battered fish and chips: flathead tails served with fries and fresh garden salad ($18.00)’. The fish and chips were beautifully presented on a board with newspaper. A dish of coleslaw, some tartare and a lemon wedge also arrived with the fish, chips and salad. I did have to help him with some of the salad and chips but he did very well to eat so much. He thought it was one of the best fish and chips he has ever had and he’s 90 so that’s a lot of fish and chips to compete with...

Fish and Chips

WHAT WE DRANK...
You can enjoy a glass of sparkling ($6.00) with your high tea but today we went for tea and coffee. I ordered a pot of organic English Breakfast tea ($3.50).


Tea

My grandparents favoured cappuccinos ($3.50) which come in pretty floral cup and saucers. 

Cappuccino

SERVICE...
I have found this café to always be busy so I recommend you book ahead to avoid disappointment. The staff are very helpful and friendly. 




Address: 13-23 Hull Rd, Croydon, VIC

Phone: (03) 9725 0992



Trading Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 3.00pm

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P.S. Other eateries nearby are Bekendales and Café Rondiné...


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