On Parkstone Ave sits an aptly named cafe, Parkstone. It does get super busy with locals but despite that, there’s plenty of parking. Once you step inside the bustling cafe, you instantly feel welcomed as if you’re part of their family. Despite how busy it was, the staff are very attentive and will help you through the menu to making sure you’re having a great morning.
If you only get one drink, get the mango tango. It was oh so delish, oh so healthy and oh so full of flavour.
Mango Tango – $9
Mango, banana, passionfruit, orange, coconut water
Polenta anything is pretty delish and if you need a snack, them polenta bites are the BOMB! Crispy on the outside and oh so fluffy on the inside.
Polenta Bites – $9
Served with black garlic aioli
Poached eggs are amazing when they’re cooked perfectly AND the waffled benedict was perfect. The poached eggs were yolkilicious and the waffled hash brown was extra crispy. Topped with apple cider hollandaise with maple syrup was so frigging delish!
Waffled Benedict – $19.90
Poached eggs on waffled hash brown & apple cider hollandaise with maple syrup
The slow cooked lamb shoulder was a touch on the dry side and quite lamby. However, the heirloom tomato salad with lemon and mint dressing was refreshing and that whipped feta was on point.
Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder – $20
Green olives tapenade, whipped feta, zucchini & heirloom tomato salad, pomegranate, lemon & mint dressing
To finish off our brunch we got the Parkstone pancakes which were carrot cake topped with seasonal fruits and coconut ice cream. The pancakes were a touch on the dry side and the dish needed more walnut maple, the ratio of syrup to pancake wasn’t great.
Parkstone Pancakes – $18.90
Carrot cake pancakes, seasonal fruits, coconut ice cream & walnut maple
Parkstone is a hidden gem in the suburbs that offers affordable brunch. The smoothie and waffled benedict were amazing. Parkstone, we would definitely be back and if you were a stone throw away from our place, you’d be our regular cafe too.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by Parkstone and all opinions expressed are my own.