To find a café where you can book I think is quite rare. So when Wooden Whisk took my booking for a Saturday brunch I was well surprised especially for 5 adults and 2 kids. This is definitely a kid friendly café as they have a play corner with toys, which is hard to come by in Sydney.
It's a cute cafe, with coffee bean scales as the main tables centre piece, cool herringbone wall tiles and bench style seating around the walls of this café which is under a big office building. It was pretty busy despite the eerie weekend CBD feel in this part of St Leonards.
The menu has great choices from "Organic maple crunch granola" to "Croque Monseur" to good old "Eggs Benedict". Swift service and coffee wasn't too bad either, which to you coffee aficionados out there, they use Single Origin Roasters blend.
Ok so this is what we all had. Consensus was that the meals were good but not memorable despite the good sized servings. It takes a bit to make a memorable breakfast. For example I had the "Sautéed field mushrooms with garlic, truffle butter, marinated fetta, smoked pork, poached egg and toast." Sounds amazing right? Totally my type of dish - truffle butter and pork! But alas it was lacking that punch. Not enough truffle butter to tie it all together perhaps? Only a slight shortcoming but it was overall pretty good for only $15.90!
Wooden Whisk is a must try if you live on the North Shore.
My mushroom dish, $15.90
Corned beef and potato hash, fried egg, sautéed spinach, oven roasted tomato, hollandaise. $14.90
Fried eggs with grilled tomato and bacon on sourdough toast. $13.90
Wooden Whisk Breakfast - two free range eggs, bacon, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, tomato, black pudding, Spanish style beans, toasted sourdough, $16.90
Eggs Benedict with ham, $15.
Brioche French toast with fresh banana, strawberry, mascarpone and maple syrup, $14.50.