SAMPLE FARMHOUSE FRESH FARE AT COOLANGATTA’S CUTEST CAFE
Owner Ben Moffitt grew up on Rockleigh, the family dairy farm near Bega, NSW, so understands the ethos of knowing where your food comes from. He describes his fare as “Aussie brunch” with a twist. “We love experimenting with different influences, especially Asian,” he says. “We also love fermenting, preserving and pickling to help us get the most of our seasonal produce and add incredible flavours to our dishes.” One of the favourites is avo on sourdough with sauerkraut, beetroot hummus, goat cheese and dukkah. Healthy types like the breakfast greens with charred kale, quinoa, brown rice, avo, micro coriander, truffle oil and a poached egg or the acai bowl with vegan and gluten-free granola, coconut yoghurt, lemon balm and seasonal fruit.
Rockleigh’s coffee is roasted by Gabriel Coffee in Sydney. For aficionados, the Monte Carlo blend has hints of caramel, dark chocolate and fruits. For black and filter coffee, Rockleigh serves a rotating roster of single origins.
Breakfast ranges in price from $6 to $20. A standard cappuccino is $4.
Ben describes Rockleigh’s decor as “coastal farmhouse”. The prime position is undoubtedly the outside table under the tree but he promises the indoor tables offer a welcoming, relaxed vibe perfect in any weather.