Pasture of Balmoral, Mosman Café Review

Eat, Sydney / 7 November 2018

Pasture of Balmoral is Mosman’s newest grazing spot.

Despite having just opened, Pasture of Balmoral is already brimming with diners. Go for brunch on a sunny Saturday and you’ll find every table occupied with relaxed beach goers energetically chatting after consuming one too many coffees.
Nestled on the corner of Mandoloong Road and The Esplanade, Pasture of Balmoral has a coveted shoreline view of Mosman’s idyllic Balmoral Beach. Just over four weeks ago, owners Lizelle and TJ opened their white timber doors with the aim to serve healthy, fresh and ethically sourced produce in a pasture-to-plate style café.
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The space has been designed by Guru Projects, who have mirrored the surrounding beach vibes through white washed timber panelling, accents of green and high ceilings allowing sunlight to flood the room. The venue runs across two levels – upstairs is a wide-open room that offers the perfect spot for larger events or functions. Downstairs is filled with soft wood tables and features an open bar and kitchen to the side.
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In the kitchen, Chef Justin Naudi (ex Goma, Chez Dre and Vue de Monde) is busy constructing plates of food that are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye and the palate. His extensive menu spans across breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner from Thursday to Saturday.
A must try is the ‘Truffled Eggs’ ($22), which includes two organic soft poached eggs, prosciutto, shavings of pecorino cheese and a generous drizzle of truffle oil on two stacked pieces of soy and linseed toast. With the exception of the toast-to-toppings ratio being slightly off (one piece of toast would have sufficed), this dish was faultless. Yolk oozed from the perfectly poached eggs and flakes of sharp pecorino complimented the earthy aroma of truffles.
‘Zucchini and Corn Fritters’ ($21) are accompanied by avocado, watercress and vine ripened tomatoes. The golden fried fritters have a crunchy exterior and a fluffy interior making for a palate-pleasing texture. The hot peppery watercress gives the dish some bite and will definitely give you the kick you need to start the day.
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Other breakfast items include Chilled Coconut Tapioca ($18), House Spelt Crumpets ($16) and a decadent sounding French Toast ($21), served with creme fraiche, rhubarb and almonds.
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While their Will & Co. coffee ($4.20) is a must, Pasture of Balmoral also serves an assortment of teas ($4.50), juices ($7.50), smoothies ($8.50) and milkshakes ($7.50). Their freshly squeezed juices give you the choice to combine apple, orange, carrot, ginger and beetroot to create a tangy explosion.
With a focus on using quality ingredients that are sustainably grown and sourced, it’s no wonder Pasture of Balmoral is a destination dining spot for Mosman locals and visitors alike. Next time you’re looking for a place to catch some rays, drink good coffee and indulge in delicious food, herd up your friends and family for a beachside brunch. Check out the full menu here, or head to the website for more information.
Pasture of Balmoral is open for breakfast and lunch: 6:30am–4:00pm and dinner: Thursday-Saturday: 6pm-10pm