01 May 2011

One Six Nine Café: Royal Apple Pancakes, Randwick (30 Apr 2011)

169 Alison Road, Randwick NSW 2031
http://www.onesixninecafe.com.au


Nice brunch at a bargain price

A Jigocity bargain deal ($14 worth of Breakfast or Lunch for only $5) brings me to revisit One Six Nine Café for a morning after post Royal Wedding brunch. I notice the courtyard is now open but due to wet weather sadly isn’t being used. My Hot chocolate ($3.50) arrived piping hot which made it a little awkward to pick up in a glass but had good depth of chocolate flavour. I love it when you get a marshmallow on the side as an extra treat. Bananas are too expensive at the moment so I’m suspecting that’s why the banana smoothie wasn't available but the Mixed Berry Smoothie ($5.50) was good with noticeable amounts of honey.

Continuing the royal theme I felt compelled to order the special of the day of Royal Apple Pancakes with honey and ricotta ($12). Nicely presented with cut strawberries that resembled crowns it wasn’t quite what I was expecting but was good. Plenty of apple within the fritter-like pancake mix which kept it moist and full of apple flavour. The Omelette with basil and goats cheese ($12) was quite substantial — I’m suspecting at least 3 eggs were used. Flavours worked well together and the side of avocado ($3) was fresh. There’s a small kid friendly play area on the side which seems well-known to revisiting kids. The service was friendly and atmosphere relaxed although I’m thinking the kid that rode his scooter through the café should have perhaps been disciplined by his mum.

Other visits to One Six Nine Cafe:
30 April 2011 - Mixed berry smoothie, Hot chocolate, Omelette with
goats cheese and basil,
Royal Apple pancakes
25 Sept 2010 - Chicken Club Sandwich, Eggs & Toast with Bacon and Haloumi, Fresh juice
19 August 2010 - Cafe opens
18 June 2010 - Promotion

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS:
Friendly service, Lots of gluten-free options, Clean and simple décor, Small kids play area, Courtyard at the back, Reasonably priced, Casual atmosphere
CONS:
Table supports can get in the way of leg room, Pancakes aren’t on the normal menu, Kids can make it a little noisy when left to their own devices
MUST TRY:
Hot chocolate, Mixed Berry Smoothie

Hot chocolate ($3.50) — Gotta love a side of marshmallow
WORTH TRYING :-)


Smoothie with honey, yoghurt and milk with mixed berry ($5.50) — Lots of flavour
WORTH TRYING :-)

Omelette with basil and goats cheese and sourdough toast ($12) with side of avocado ($3)

Royal Apple Pancakes with honey and ricotta ($12) — I'm hoping normal pancakes with a mixed berry compote make it to the menu one day

Inside seating

Courtyard when wet weather permits. I reckon a wall of hanging herbs would be pretty cool like Greenhouse or some colourful wall art or larger potted plants

Window drawing — I like

Cute signage to toilet and courtyard


I'm not a fan of table supports that restrict feet sitting flat

I like casual blackboard facts although I'm not actually sure what FAKT stands for


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3 comments:

Sarah said...

I think FAKT is a weird speling of "fact" lol

Scott said...

I have the goats cheese omelette regularly, but must try it with avocado.

My wife had the Royal Apple Pancakes, so I got to try them too - very nice!!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi sarah, i think you might be right.

hi scott, i was wondering if they were just a royal wedding special menu item but sounds like they might be a more regular special item.

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