[invite] Bianca Wentworth Point is becoming quite the little foodie enclave, with the recent opening of Aviary Coffee House and Cafe Treehouse. And why exactly is this exciting for me? This little lady bought an apartment a few years back when the Wentworth point piazza was the only dining option. Things have definitely changed…
The space is wonderfully kitsch, it’s theme, you guessed it. A tree house, with floor to ceiling windows. With your usual standard cafe offerings, when we visited mid-morning on a Friday there was a steady stream of construction workers flowing in.
A big impetus for our visit were the pancakes and the rainbow art coffees. They were fresh out of the latter, so onto the food.
The Bircher Bowl $12 was a hearty serve of oats and mixed fruits, all tied together by the yoghurt and honey. It wasn’t overly sweet, so great for those that like to live on the healthier side of life.
For a fry-up fit for a King/queen. The Treehouse Big Breakfast $24 was a behemoth. I liked the balance of the fresh / heavier items. The scrambled eggs, perfectly lush and velvety.
I had high hopes for the pancakes. The Chocolate Pancakes $18 (sans MIA cotton candy). Chocolate generally courses through my veins but used here, it’s slightly heavy-handed and sickly. I did appreciate that it was somewhat diluted by maple syrup. The pancakes themselves looked fantastic but texturally were quite dense, the flavour was pleasant but I didn’t love this rendition. I understand the pancakes rotate fairly regularly, so I’d be keen to try another variation.
I heavily advocated for the Ruben $20, mainly because I was intrigued what $20 got you. I immediately understood the price tag once it was set on the table. For a hungry construction worker, you’d be chuffed. For me, I tried to work out how to eat the sandwich without sacrificing any personal dignity. Loved the high melt cheese and the sharpness of the pickles and mustard. But I would have preferred thinner pieces of pastrami as it was a little overwhelming.
The Bruschetta $12 is a great light snack, with plump well seasoned fresh tomatoes and great bread. Sometimes simple is best.
I’m only across the pond in Meadowbank, so I would definitely return to try more of the menu.
Photos by Alex
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Cafe Treehouse.