When I was invited to try Park Cafe in Parkwood I was excited to have an excuse to try this tucked away spot. I’ve passed the center a few times and have seen the signs, always on my way to somewhere else. This time, however, I would definitely be popping in for a Sunday breakfast.
Parking is available across the road in a spacious area and you can access the cafe via Woolworths (recommended) or by walking around the building to the Jan Smuts entrance. Set inside the center, the cafe is surrounded by salons and a Lou Harvey store, beneath plants and pretty things. You don’t feel like you’re in another mall, let alone a stone’s throw from the busy Jan Smuts. I felt transported to somewhere pretty and peaceful, just what I want for a breakfast date.
It was busy when we arrived – regulars reading the papers, friends meeting for a brunch and couples staring at each other. Park Cafe wasn’t loud despite the amount of people and that makes it even more appealing.
There’s a lovely breakfast menu covering all the usual items you expect to start the day. You can choose healthier options (Oats, fruit etc), half portions and lighter dishes (avo and toast) but I opted for my favourite indulgence – crumpets with berries. My breakfast date ordered the Creamy Seasonal Mushrooms on Toast with grated Parmesan and added poached egg on the side.
My crumpets were light and fluffy, served with strawberries and grapes. Generous dollops of cream and strawberries were layered between the crumpets. The honey added sweetness and the almonds a delicate crunch. I enjoyed my breakfast and would recommended the dish.
The creamy mushrooms were rich and delicious. I did have food envy when I tried it. The mushrooms were generously topped with a strong parmesan cheese, packed with flavour.
The coffee was good and possibly on of the better brews I’ve tried at a cafe recently. Glancing at the lunch menu, will definitely be back to try some of the offerings. The cake table definitely has more than a few temptations. Park Cafe is a lovely spot for afternoon tea with a few girls and I can see it being a popular option for a baby shower or Mother’s Day treat.
Overall, Park Cafe did not disappoint and I would return as well as recommend it to a friend looking for a spot to enjoy breakfast or tea time treats.
All the contact information for Park Cafe can be found on their website
We were invited to Park Cafe by their PR company, however, the meal was not sponsored and we paid for the breakfast ourselves. Opinions are entirely our own.