The Font Cafe | Chippendale

“Keep Calm, Keep Green” is the motto at this loveable little cafe in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. The menu is entirely devoted to vegetarian, and plant-based/vegan brunch with Asian-fusion flavours.

Tucked behind Central Park, The Font Cafe is a trendy little spot with marble-look tables and lush greenery throughout. Although they specialise in plant-based dishes, it’s not all just tofu and kale – the menu is filled with cafe-style breakfast dishes and Asian-inspired meals like the intriguing “prawn” laksa and “Peking Duck” sandwiches.

55ec30f5-68b6-4319-a0db-2d106b7421f0.jpgThe bright and colourful ‘Hu-Tong’s Noodle’ ($17; pictured above) was my favourite dish with an appearance reminiscent of Korean bibimbap. At first glance, it looks like it’s missing a sauce or dressing, and I expect it to be bland, however, once it’s all mixed up with the Beijing-style soybean paste, it’s full of savoury flavour and textures from the fresh vegetables and slippery udon noodles.

We also tried the vegetarian dish ‘My Cheesy Date’ ($18), which was made up of mashed potato with cheese, poached egg, croissant and salad. Considering the name, I found the cheesy flavour to be quite subtle, however, as far as mashed potato goes, this was a great one! Certainly a unique brunch dish and if you love your carbs (on carbs), this one’s for you.

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For dessert, we chose the ‘Made in the Font’ orange and lemon pancake served with fresh, seasonal fruits and rainbow ice cream ($20). This dish comes with a huge serving of three pancakes stacked with sliced bananas, whipped cream and to the delight of my inner-child – fruit loops!!

The texture of the pancakes was somewhat dense and reminded me of a fragrant orange and poppyseed cake. Not a bad thing, however, I personally prefer my pancakes on the fluffy side (note: we had some serious food envy when the souffle pancakes arrived at the table next to us!)

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I also tried their taro latte, which is oh-so-instagrammable with its pastel purple hue, topped with a cloud of fairy floss and star-shaped sprinkles. The fairy floss melts into the drink, adding an extra punch of sugariness, so I’d recommend drinking this quickly before it fully incorporates.


Eats with Marie dined as a guest of The Font Cafe. All opinions, comments and photos are 100% honest and my own.

 

The Font Cafe
Shop 2/8 Central Park Ave, Chippendale 2008
0450 515 993
thefontcafe.com.au

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