A quick and lazy Sunday brunchin’ with the stranger at a local suburban spot, close to home and close to the gym! Convenience at its best where we can drop in after a hard sweat session. 😉 Royston Park Cafe sits on a quiet street in the eastern suburbs of Royston Park and is the brain child of Patrick Davi and Justin Ghaddab, ex Queen Street Cafe workers–loved their work when they were there as Queen Street Cafe just isn’t quite the same anymore.
It was rather busy at Royston Park Cafe on our visit, but it didn’t take too long before a table freed up and we settled in. The menu is scribbled on the blackboard and wall in the cafe so don’t make the same mistake I did when I went to go looking for a menu. As we were seated outside, we pressed our faces against the window like a kid squishing their face against a window to make funny slobbery faces… minus the squish and slobber, we were able to see what the cafe had on offer. Breakfast favourites, a variety of salad options for lunch, hot chips, open steak sandwich and even an alcoholic menu with aperitivs, beers, ciders, wines by the glass and bottle, and of course, not forgetting juices and coffee for those who don’t want to start too early on a Sunday morning!
After downing our morning liquid gold, our piping hot brunch dishes arrived.
Baked eggs for him and a smoked salmon for me.
Baked eggs in spicy capsicum salsa and chorizo; $15.90
They were spot on with the capsicum salsa description minus the spicy part, a very strong and potent capsicum salsa that was maybe a bit too overwhelming we thought. A generous amount of chorizo pieces with two baked eggs that were cooked well, not overdone with the yolk centre still a bit gooey and gel-like, accompanied with two slices of crunchy toast. A decent start to the morning however we couldn’t help but compare it to the baked eggs at Modinetti.
Poached eggs with smoked salmon, hollandaise and asparagus; $17.90
Simple and satisfying–a great start to the morning with a fault free dish. An interesting and welcomed inclusion of fish roe speckled over the hollandaise sauce which cascaded over the duo of poached eggs. Yum! I also liked the extra component of wilted spinach along with the crisp green stems of asparagus.
Great spot away from the city with good food, good service and plenty of parking, can’t go wrong with those three ticks.
Royston Park Cafe
59 Battams Road
Royston park SA 5070
P 08 8363 3780