In my area of the world, there exists a lovely gem of a cafe. Botannix Studio Cafe is more than just a cafe though; they also hold yoga classes, and they grow their own organic vegetables and herbs for the use in the menu – I love that! The cafe itself is quite funky and it feels welcoming – from the tree twig ceiling features and eclectic mix of wall art, to the peaceful outdoor area and friendly service.
Botannix has become a bit of a favourite with some of my friends, and on this day Paul and I were there to have lunch with his parents. They have a lunch menu, but the highlight for me is the All Day Breakfast; one of my favourite phrases. In my opinion, eggs are a perfect meal any time of day.
The day was quite cool, so I start with a chai latte. There are 3 options – chai powder, chai syrup, and chai tea. I went with the powder, and it was deliciously warming.
Paul’s Dad chose the special of the day, a Spanish omelette. It was appropriately man-sized though he struggled to finish it. The size of a plate, the omelette was full of chorizo, potato, tomato, and fresh herbs, and was served with a thick slice of toast.
Daily Special: Spanish Omelette
I first tried Eggs Benedict last year and fell in love; I had been missing out on their creamy goodness for the first 27 years of my life! Served on a slice of thick sourdough, this featured fresh baby spinach and basil, smoked salmon, 2 gooey poached eggs, and a river of smooth, tangy Hollandaise sauce. Delicious.
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, $18
As fantastic as my eggs benny were, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of food envy when this arrived… Paul & his Mum both ordered the Corn Fritters. An impressively tall stack, there were layers of corn fritters, grilled haloumi, bacon, avocado, fresh baby spinach, and homemade tomato relish. I tried some of Paul’s and yes, it was as good as it looks!
Corn Fritters, $17
At the counter there is a display of freshly baked muffins and other various sweets, but even I was too full, and satisfied enough already. We’ll be back again… I’m already eyeing off the coconut pancakes on the menu for next time.
What is your favourite way to eat eggs? Poached, scrambled, fried, soft boiled with soldier toasts…?
Botannix Studio Cafe
25 Swinbourne Street, Botany
Phone: 61 2 9666 7315
Mon – Fri: 6am – 4pm
Sat: 7am – 3pm
Sun: 8am – 2pm