“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.
The 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.
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!)
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