Watching the apartments go up in Wentworth Point is one of my few past times during weekday lunches, as the view by the water outside work consists only of that, but it’s quite an interesting tranformation from a plot of land with not much into a densely populated little village.
There’s not much to see and do, and not much of a reason to make a trek out there but it’s convenient enough to get to from Olympic Park, so when we’re after a feed after a morning badminton match, the (relatively) newly opened Aviary Coffee House seemed like a good option.
It’s a small cafe attached to the local IGA store, all seating arranged in two small rows in the centre of the walkway which takes you to the ferry pier. It’s all outdoor seating, so you’ll have the company of flies and other bugs during summer- the one which landed in our Amber Fruit Juice was a little too close for comfort – but otherwise it’s a nice and peaceful vibe.
We pick the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger for something a little more substantial and are glad we did! The buttermilk fried chicken is a generously thick serve of chicken breast coated in an incredible crispy batter . It’s crunchy without being too dry, and delicious enough to have on its own, but it’s even better sandwiched in the milk bun, with the accompaniment of apple beetroot slaw, tomatoes and baby spinach.
The Golden Cauliflower is something a little different, two small three cheese cauliflower hashbrowns, stacked beautifully on a bed of creamed pea, topped with pesto zucchini and sprinkle of greens. It’s a bit of an unusual combination but it’s delightfully satisfying, from the soft and crispy hashbrown to the smooth and creamy pea puree, and the added flavours from the pesto coated zucchini and smoked salmon. If you’re after something light and fresh, yet still satisfying enough for a meal, this is the one to go for.
All in all we’re quite impressed with what this little cafe has to offer- and it’s now given us a reason to revisit Wentworth Point in the future!