Not even sure how we came across Parker’s as we rarely come to the area. Either way, it was a great little find on all aspects. Located in Parkdale, this is the mid-point between Nepean Highway and Beach Rd, so there is loads of potential for high foot traffic.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
The cafe is quite small with only a handful of tables inside, with the outdoor alfresco area offering most of the seating space. Although it was winter, the outdoor space is well heated, allowing the space to be utilised year round. As we had bubs with us, we needed a bit more room so were able to get one of the last tables outside before a line up began.
With a space so small, it’s a given it would be crowded and loud, which was another perk of getting a table outside. The staff were friendly and worked well under the pressure of the busy morning.
Their full day breakfast menu offers a great selection of staple comfort dishes plus a few unique options. With something for everyone, making the decision a difficult one. We started with our morning coffee, which was served piping hot yet had a slight bitter finish.
MC decided to go with the ‘Benedict-able’ served with poached eggs, bacon and house made hollandaise sauce on toasted Turkish bread and a side of avocado. The sauce was delicious and creamy, the bacon had a slight crunch and the eggs cooked perfectly. Overall a great dish!
I went a bit different and ordered the ‘Veggie Stack’, served with mixed mushrooms, feta mousse, blistered cherry tomatoes, grilled asparagus, olive soil and poached eggs on dark rye plus a side of halloumi. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this was and very well presented. I’m currently loving the coated halloumi I’m finding at more and more cafes these days, offering a bit of a crunch!
Overall this was a fantastic find. The food was amazing, the service was great and the atmosphere was lively. I can see why there is a constant flow of traffic coming through the door.