We’re sure you’ve seen the queue snaking out of the door on a weekend morning at this Parnell hot spot. If you haven’t – have you been hiding under a rock? The trick is to get there early and we promise that the early wake up call will be more than rewarded once your pretty as a picture food arrives.
Owned by Francesca Mazza and Aaron Carson, the atmosphere is lively and upbeat and the produce sustainable and extremely high quality. A counter brimming with treats as well as a full menu, you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from the huge meringues near the pay point.
As well as enjoying some extremely tasty food, you will be helping the environment also. Winona Forever is a 6 star rated environmentally friendly cafe and they truly care about where their products are sourced from.
The aesthetic is light, bright and airy with funky lighting hanging over each table. They aim to make everyone feel welcome here and it certainly shows with friendly and sociable staff.
Comfortably seated, we dived straight into the menu……… As you can tell, we were pretty happy to be there!
Beginning with beverages we ordered the hot chocolate which came deconstructed. Great fun making it yourself! Dark chocolate, dark chocolate orange and white chocolate coconut are the choices available and come with hot milk for you to pour on the chocolate yourself.
Onto the food and we sampled the Beans is Beans. Pea and edamame beans, goats cheese, avocado, chili and mint on sourdough toast with dukkah and chili oil. The chili kick was really evident in this dish and gave it a great flavour. We added halloumi on the side of course.
Next up was The Ladyboy – prawn benedict on chili brioche with tom yum hollandaise and prawn crackers. The prawns were crumbed beautifully.
The Mr Mon consisted of grilled salmon glazed with miso pesto and a broken egg on a spinach brioche bun with horseradish hollandaise, pickled onion, salmon caviar and freeze dried green pea and yuzu.
If you really fancy dessert and you don’t want to be too naughty, you can tuck in guilt free to the Chocolate Paleo Tart. Decadent, moreish and tasting way naughtier that what it actually is!
If you’re not watching the waistline, there are lots of non paleo treats to choose from.
Or finish with a very attractive smoothie…..
So set your alarm for this weekend, we promise you won’t regret it.
100 Parnell Road
Tel: 09 974 2796