It can sometimes be a stretch, out in the far-flung suburbs, to find a good quality meal – in fact, the whole damn package of ace tucker served in a warm environment with A1 service. But this place, The Nook, knocks this notion right on the head.
As soon as you walk in (or wheel in which was the case for our entourage, with our wheelie relative – easy feat by the way with disability friendly ramp) you’re greeted with all smiles. The staff are impeccably friendly and accommodating, particularly note-worthy for The Nook because each time I’ve been there it’s always a full-house which for other eateries can often mean service goes out the door (along with your future potential visits!)
The breaky offering is sensational. On my latest trip, I devoured the fried egg and prosciutto, which came with the goey and pleasantly rich arancini balls. It was the egg that turned a dinner meal into a morning Italian treat. The breakfast wrap was another stand-out, with egg and real ham inside and guacamole to add the coolness touch.
With the head chef boasting a swag of awards and staff hailing from the old favourite, but now defunct, Pier Nine restaurant, it’s little wonder the cuisine and attentiveness at The Nook is a cut above the rest. Locals have clearly declared this café as their hot spot. The ex-Gardenway Café owners certainly have upped the ante in the suburban café scene and perhaps as a hangover from this past life, they have added a deli and mini gift shop, which certainly keeps you coming back for more!
View: www.thenook.net.au; Visit: 235 Sinnamon Rd, Jindalee; Call: +61 3715 7772; Open: 7 days 7am – 3pm. Dinner is Friday & Saturday 6pm til late; Wallet: Arancini balls $17.90; Breakfast wrap $16.90.by