Armory Wharf Cafe, Newington
I can’t think of a place that I love to spend my time at more than Blaxland Riverside Park. Usually The Mister and I buy takeaway lunch or dinner and sit on the tables facing Parramatta River for a nice relaxing meal. There are bike paths throughout the park, and plenty of free parking.
Of the many times I’d frequented the park, I’ve always had my eye on the Armory Wharf Cafe. It is usually very busy during the weekend lunch times, and I finally made the commitment to wake up earlier and head on over for breakfast… yes, even though breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, mornings are so my least favourite time of the day. for shame ):
Caramel Milkshake, $5 + Fresh Lemonade, $4.50
As usual, to for drinks I ordered a caramel milkshake
Breakfast Burritto, $12
This consisted of chorizo, boiled egg, Heidi Gruyere cheese, baby spinach, cherry tomato, sweet corn and capsicum pickle. The cheese was a little overwhelming for me, but overall I loved this. Initially I thought the chorizo would be overly salty but my worries were soon put to rest, and I got a tasty burritto :)
Tempura flathead fillets w/ chips, lemon caper sauce and lemon cheek, $18
The good thing about eating with a guy is that they never fail to order one of the greasiest foods for breakfast, which worked so well for me since I wanted a bit of chips and fried. Unfortunately for The Mister, he had to eat the whole greasy thing, as well as drink my caramel milkshake. The fish was very well fried and it was very crispy and a delight for me to eat. There is the option to add a small side salad for $3.50, which The Mister regretting not doing so when he was about half way through the meal.
There is definitely a reason that this place has been busy every time I visited, and I would definitely, and have, come back for another meal.
Following a large meal, Blaxland Riverside Park is a beautiful place for a brisky post-meal walk… and we managed to make it all the way to the ferry terminal down the bike track.. but be warned, on a hot day, there is very little shade… and the walk back was slightly torturous, and I somehow managed to get myself a night sunburn… Damn I miss summer already.
Armory Wharf Cafe
Building 13, Blaxland Riverside Park Jamieson Street
T: (02) 9714 7513