The Pig & Pastry
On a quiet and cosy corner on Station Street, Petersham lies Pig & Pastry - a bright and inviting cafe any-day of the week. Husband and wife duo Iain and Katherine Smart opened up shop in July 2013 and definitely know a thing or two about the business of creating good food (Iain previously at Simon Ekas Catering and Katherine from Kitchen by Mike) Most of their produce is sourced locally and all bread, cakes, pastries and even ice cream are made in house.
Breakfast is served until 11:45, with classic staples like pancakes that are so fluffy - served with banana, toasted almonds and drizzled with maple syrup; and a Breakfast Pot with layers of fruit compote, bircher musesli, yogurt and granola to add some crunch. The Eggs Benedict is served on toasted brioche with your choice of leg ham or smoked salmon.
For lunch, they’ve got you covered with a selection seasonal salads, soups and quiches as well as more hearty fare like Crispy Duck & Sweet Corn Pancakes served with house made BBQ sauce and creme fraiche; or Crumbed Chicken Schnitty over a fennel, cucumber and radish salad. They also have a Beef burger with thrice cooked chips which is pretty gangsta. Also, home made sodas are on offer with flavours like lavender lemon and strawberry kiwi & lime.
The interior has a cosy farm house feel with exposed brick walls, a lovely communal table with mismatched seating and rustic timber decor. Wooden benches with cushions line the side street window for a relaxed, intimate setting and pretty much all the tables have a cute little vase of flowers. If this place couldn’t get any more charming, on weekends, outside the front door are buckets of fresh flowers for sale. The cafe overlooks Petersham Park and with sunnier days ahead why not grab a coffee and pastry and head over and enjoy the warmth on the sun on your back along with your tasty treats. So whether you come for breakfast, brunch or lunch, Im sure you won’t be disappointed.
Pricing: $4 - $17.5
Vibe: Cosy country home
Try: Sweet corn fritters, pancakes, bacon & egg roll