WAHROONGA'S SHINING STAR Cafe Patina reviewed
Stepping into the shoes of another long-held local establishment is never an easy feat. Cafe Patina in Wahroonga opened last October, and has since carved itself out a following with a timely approach to the preparation of food that makes it stand out from the run of the mill suburban eatery.
An ethos of all things homemade heroing many of the dishes, including the milk flavourings, the peanut butter and even a homemade cola, makes Café Patina a breath of food purity.
“We even fry the chips in lard rather than canola oil and make everything gluten-free,” says co-owner Hilary Wallace, a health coach and wife of the Chef.
Everything is prepared with great attention to detail and care, borne out of a “health crisis” which forced Hilary to rethink her eating habits. So the restaurant serves the sort of food she eats at home, food “that my grandmother would recognise - chemical-free and unprocessed.
“The menu is Modern Australian café food. We focus on honest, whole food comfort cooking, supporting regional producers and providing organic produce where possible, with plenty of healthy dietary alternatives available.”