The Cornersmith cafe has just the most beautiful food philosophy. A breakfast here makes you want to head home and plant a tree, start composting and hug your neighbour. The cafe often accepts backyard produce such as lemons and chokos from the local community and incorporates them into their menu. They offer classes in both pickling and cheese making for those inspired by the selection on display in the cafe.
Today however we’re happy to outsource all that hard labour to be spoiled with a perfect Saturday breafkast. I have just spied a very handsome looking home made muffin of orange, poppyseed and ricotta – large and rustic with lots of crispy gnarly bits on top. Yum.
The sous chef is having the breakfast roll of Poached Egg, Choko pickle, thinly sliced Salami and Brussels Slaw. For someone with one of the most serious aversions to brussels sprouts I have ever experienced, he could not be happier with his breakfast selection.
It is incredible tasty with the balance of ingredients spot on.
For me, I’m having a pretty little dish of Avocado, Coriander, Chilli and Citrus on Rye Toast and a poached egg for good measure. My breakfast is also delicately sprinkled with Cornersmith home grown sprouts.
I love this joint. There is home made Worcester Sauce on the table and the shelves are stocked with pickles, marmalade and chutneys.
If I was visiting outside the breakfast window the Ploughman’s Lunch would be the perfect choice for taking advantage of Cornersmith’s gorgeous bounty of homegrown preserves and pickles.
The team at Cornersmith must be incredibly proud of this unique and incredibly successful and sustainable business they’ve created with a marriage of community and cooking that is incredibly special. Apart from feeling incredibly satisfied from breakfast I’m quite inspired by what the team at Cornersmith do.
Oh, and the coffee is pretty great too. Try it.
314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville