I wasn’t quite sure what we were getting outselves into when we pulled up in front of Gooseberries Cafe in Kensington. The cafe name is so adorable and evokes the image of fresh flowers and sweet treats. But when we arrived we were greeted with a renovated old cottage featuring a graffiti scrawled sign. Surprise!
Gooseberries could definitely become our new local.
Modern bird art fills the windows of the unconventional cafe, with the option to sit inside or out. E and I chose a table in the sunshine and took in the menu.
Gooseberries features the usual breakfast treats with a few specials. I went with the ‘Winter Breakfast’ ($19) – poached eggs, chorizo, mushrooms, blistered tomato, spinach and hollandaise on sourdough. Mmm. Drizzled with balsamic glaze I definitely made the right choice. The eggs were gooey, all the ingredients were very fresh and the chorizo was slightly spicy and made the dish.
E went with the Pancakes ($13) and of course I had to taste. The berry compote was zingy yet sweet, and fresh strawberries added a little something extra. The pancakes were a little too thick for her liking, but I think that’s because she is used to crepes. I found them to be light, fluffy and very scrumptious!
A soy flat white ($3.60) was the perfect end to my meal – and I loved the bright yellow cup it was served in.
After brunching at Gooseberries Cafe I think I prefer that it is an old cottage with spunk rather than your run of the mill cafe. Sold.
Do you prefer traditional eateries or something a little different?